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A collection consists of episodes and specials belonging to a single show. All content added to a collection must be part of the same show. Full length assets only (not clips or previews). As an example, Junk in the Trunk is a collection of episodes belonging to Antiques Roadshow.
Collections are their own section like Extras, More Episodes, Clips and Previews. Episodes are added to a Collection not from the Collection page but from the Episode page. This section shows you how to create a new Collection and how to add Episodes to your Collection.
A show is not required to have collections.
If a collection contains episodes and specials, episodes are shown first, followed by specials. Episodes display in chronological order starting at season 1, episode 1, if applicable. Specials are sorted by encore date (the encore date of the special’s container, not the Full Length Video asset encore date, if it’s different) in descending order, with the most recent special listed last.
|Field||Notes||Required for create?|
|Title||Title of the collection. 256 characters or less, including spaces.||Y|
|Slug||Auto-generated unique identifier that cannot be changed after initial save.||Y (automatically generated from Title, and is editable only prior to initial save)|
|Short Description||90 characters or less, including spaces. Used primarily when space is limited, such as on apps and small screens.||Y|
|Long Description||400 characters or less, including spaces.||Y|
|Sortable Title||Auto-generated unique identifier.||Y (prefilled from title; is editable)|
|PBS Content ID||Auto-generated unique identifier.||Y (automatically generated; not editable)|
|Featured||On/Off. Displays the collection more prominently than a standard collection on the site.||Y (Default=Off)|
|Created||The date and time the special is created.||N/A|
|Updated||The date and time the special was last updated.||N/A|
If you receive an error message (500) when saving your file, check the Title field to be sure your character count has not surpassed 60 characters. If you have copied and pasted your title from another source such as Microsoft Word, some special characters, such as apostrophes, quotes, and commas may count as multiple character spaces and put your title over 60 characters. Try manually typing your title into the Title textbox.
All episodes must exist in a season (any season) that is part of the same show. You cannot add episodes from another show to your collection.