Partner API Updated

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Partner API Updated
The Ooyala Partner API Document has been updated to reflect two key changes: Calls will now be made to a dedicated pool of servers at api.ooyala.com, improving the performace of all API calls. Secondly, results for all queries will be paginated with a default limit of 500 for usability of results. These changes are available immediately for testing and will take effect February 1, 2009. This may require changes to existing API queries. For assistance, please contact support@ooyala.com.

Channel Sets

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Channel Sets
Ooyala is happy to introduce a template format for displaying multiple video channels. You can create a Channel Set using the New Channel Set button in the upper right of the Manage tab. You can manage the lineup of Channel Set much as you do a Channel. There are customization options including templates for light and dark players under the Player Branding area of the Publish tab.

Ad Sets

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Ad Sets
Under the Manage tab, there is now an area for Ad Sets. As in the Darkroom for a selected video, Ad Sets allow you to specify when in a video a given ad should be displayed. Unlike the Darkroom option, an Ad Set can be applied to multiple pieces of content using the Multiple Content Changes described in the previous News post.

Enhanced Analytics Release

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Enhanced Analytics Release
Under the Analyze tab, you will notice a new UI and the inclusion of two new key reporting options: Geographic and Domain. Geographic reports are based on the country of the IP address of content viewers. Domain reports are based on the domain of the web page your content is embedded in. We believe the new UI and reports provide an unrivaled experience. If you have any comments or questions, you can reach us at support@ooyala.com.

Flexible Metadata API Support

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Flexible Metadata API Support
The Ooyala Partner API now provides an interface to associate arbitrary metadata with particular videos. This allows for the management of data on the backend and will lead to enhanced ad targeting from Ooyala and network partners in the future. Additional information is available on pages 19 and 20 of the Partner API documentation.

More Granular Account Permissions

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More Granular Account Permissions
The latest Backlot update includes two new user permission modes: Analytics Only and Upload Only. Analytics Only users are limited to features available under the Analyze tab of Backlot while Upload Only users have access to the Manage tab to add content and edit content they have added. Management replaces the previous User functionality which has unlimited access outside of editing Account information.

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