A season is a collection of episodes that are available within a certain time frame and comprise a segment of a show’s overall run. The following can be added to a Season:

All assets associated with each season are visible right from the dashboard, as seen in the video below:

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How to create a season

FieldNotesRequired for create?
Season NumberA sequential number that must be unique per show (i.e.: you cannot have more than one of the same numbered season per show).Y
TitleTitle of the season. No more than 256 characters, including spaces.N
PBS Content IDUnique identifier that is auto-generated upon save.N

Unique Gracenote identifier.

Currently this field is exposed in the Media Manager API, but not yet used by any internal clients. Unless you have access to the Gracenote-generated ID, you should not populate this field. More information will become available, as integration plans are made. 

Short Description90 characters or less, including spaces. Used primarily when space is limited, such as on apps and small screens.N
Long Description400 characters or less, including spaces.N

If no seasons currently exist for your show, you will encounter a message explaining that each season you add will follow the format, either ordinal (e.g. 1, 2, 3, etc.) or year-based (e.g. 2016, 2017, etc.), that was designated in the Core Data tab of your show when your show was created. Each season you add will follow the format that was initially assigned. Contact PBS if the Ordinal Season field needs to be changed.

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The season has been created and you can begin adding metadata.

Add Core Data

*  Short and Long Description fields accept HTML (example code: <a href="http://www.pbs.org">PBS</a>).  These fields will only show up on over-the-top devices such as Roku and Apple TV. The Show description is used for seasons.

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URLs & Social

Use this section to create social media links that are specific to your season. Example: https://www.facebook.com/mercystreetpbs/

If you need additional items added to the Type list, please submit a support ticket.

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How to create an episode within a season

If you are working within a season that has already been created, use the steps below to create an episode within the season. Learn how to create a season

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Learn how to create an episode

How to create a video asset within an episode

You must be in an episode within a season in order to create a video asset for a season. 

Please refer to the Asset section to learn how to create a video asset.

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How to create a season extra

You must be in a season to add an extra to the season. 

Learn how to create an Extra

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How to delete a season

You cannot delete a season that contains content. Remove all associated assets from the season you want to delete.

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The Delete Season button will not be visible if there is content associated with the season. Once you have deleted all content associated with the season, you will see the button.

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