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A series is a powerful tool that provides a simplified, dedicated workflow to manage episodes and seasons:

  • Group videos and bonus content into a single season of multiple episodes or multiple seasons of episodes

  • Add series to playlists

  • Include series in the JW Web App via an app config

You can use series to group content, such as TV shows, films, sermons, sports competitions, crime dramas, and podcasts

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Episode in a series

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## Requirement

<table> <thead> <tr> <th> Item </th> <th> Description </th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr> <td width="40%"> <strong>Series Entitlement</strong> </td> <td width="60%"> Contact your JWP representative for more information. </td> </tr> </tbody> </table>

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## Create a series

If you are a developer or have developer resources, you can use one of the following recipes to create a series:

  • <a href="https://docs.jwplayer.com/platform/recipes/apps-create-an-episode-only-series-curl" target="_blank">APPS: Create an episode-only series (cURL)</a>

  • <a href="https://docs.jwplayer.com/platform/recipes/apps-create-an-episode-only-series" target="_blank">APPS: Create an episode-only series (Python)</a>

  • <a href="https://docs.jwplayer.com/platform/recipes/apps-create-a-season-curl" target="_blank">APPS: Create a season (cURL)</a>

  • <a href="https://docs.jwplayer.com/platform/recipes/apps-create-a-season-python" target="_blank">APPS: Create a season (Python)</a>

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Use the following steps to create a series:

  1. In the <a href="https://dashboard.jwplayer.com/p/media" target="_blank"><strong>Media Library</strong></a>, click **Add Media > Series**. The series creation page appears.

  2. [Add content](🔗) to the series.

  3. On the <a href="/platform/docs/vdh-edit-video-metadata#basic-information" target="_blank">Basic Information</a> or <a href="/platform/docs/vdh-edit-video-metadata#advanced-settings" target="_blank">Advanced Settings</a> tab, update one or more metadata sections or fields.

  4. <a href="https://docs.jwplayer.com/platform/docs/vdh-update-a-video-thumbnail#upload-a-custom-static-preview-file" target="_blank">Upload a video thumbnail</a>.

  5. Click **Save**.

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### Add content

Adding seasons to your series allows you to create groups of episodic content.

To add a season, follow these steps:

  1. In the **Does this Series use Seasons?** section, click an option:

    • **No, add Episodes**: This option adds only episodes to your series excludes the use of seasons. This option is tailored to single-season or limited series. After clicking this option, the **Series Details** page appears.

    • **Yes, add a Season**. This option adds seasons to your series, allowing you to create groups of episodic content. After clicking this option, the **Season Details** page appears.<br /><br />

  2. (Season only) Enter basic season details:

    1. In the **Title** field, click the default title to rename the season.

    2. (Optional) Enter the **Season Number**. If no value is entered, the season number defaults to 1. Subsequent seasons will increment in numerical order.

    3. Enter a short **Description** of the series. <br /><br />

  3. (Optional) Under **Episode Numbering**, define a **STARTING INTEGER** for the series. The starting integer will be the number assigned to the first episode in the series. If no value is entered, the season number defaults to 1. Subsequent episodes will increment in numerical order.<br /><br />

  4. (Optional) Under **Bonus Content Numbering**, define a **STARTING INTEGER**. The starting integer indicates the end of episodic content and the beginning of extra features.<br /><br />

  5. In the **Media Items** section, click **Add Episodes** or **+ Add Episodes to Season**. The **Add Media** panel appears.<br /><br />

  6. Select media for the series or season. You can choose media items using different methods.

<table> <thead> <tr> <th> Selection Method </th> <th> Description </th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr> <td width="30%"> <strong>Search Bar</strong> </td> <td width="70%"> <ol> <li>In the search bar at the top of the page, enter the media’s title, description, tag, or JWP media ID. The results appear in the menu below. </li> <li>Click the checkbox next to one or several media items. </li> </ol> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <strong>Manual</strong> </td> <td> <ol> <li>Scroll through the media item menu. </li> <li>Click the checkbox next to one or several media items. </li> </ol> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <strong>Filters</strong> </td> <td> <ol> <li>Click the filter dropdown menu. The menu expands. </li> <br /> <li>Select a filter: <ul> <li><strong>Title</strong>: This filter alphabetizes the media item results by title. Click the up/down arrow beside the filter to arrange the list in ascending or descending order.</li> <li><strong>Publish Date</strong>: This filter sorts the media item resulte by publish date. Click the up/down arrow beside the filter to organize the list by ascending or descending recency. </li> </ul> </li> <br /> <li>Click the checkbox next to one or several media items. </li> </ol> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table>

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  1. Add media to your season. There are two options to add media:

    • Click **Add to Top**. The panel closes. The selected media is placed at the beginning of the **Media Items** section.

    • Click **Add to Bottom**. The panel closes. The selected mediate is placed at the end of the **Media Items**.<br /><br />

  2. (Optional) To add bonus content, drag a media item from the **Media Items** list to the **Bonus Content** section.<br /><br />

  3. Click **Save**. The **Series Details** or **Season Details** page closes. The details page of the series reappears. <br /><br />

  4. (Season only) To add another season, in the **Seasons** section, click **+ Add Season** and repeat steps 2-9. <br /><br />

  5. Click **Sorting** to define how seasons and episodes appear in the series. <br /><br />

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## FAQs

<details><summary><strong>Are the limitations when creating a series in a property?</strong></summary>

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Yes. The following table lists the maximum related to creating a series.

<table> <thead> <tr> <th> Topic </th> <th> Limitation </th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr> <td width="45%"> <strong>Series per property</strong></td> <td width="55%"> ≤ 25,000 series </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <strong>Episodes (including bonus content) per series</strong></td> <td> ≤ 10,000 episodes </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <strong>Seasons per series</strong></td> <td> ≤ 20 seasons </td> </tr> </tbody> </table>

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<details><summary><strong>Can content be added to multiple series?</strong></summary>

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Yes, a media item such as a video can be added to multiple series.

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