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Lightcast.com Release Notes for July 1st, 2015


Lightcast.com Release Notes for July 1st, 2015

The Lightcast.com Technical Department is happy to announce some great improvements and tools. See what's new below:

Custom Gallery Image uploader:
Along with the LightcastAPI update, we released the Custom Gallery Image uploader which serves the purpose of creating a dynamic media gallery on websites. This is a great feature for professional web designers. The uploader can be found on the video upload page or when editing an uploaded video. It's available with the LightcastAPI & Dev Tools feature with Video Power X and larger packages.

Recent Activities on your Account:
The latest activity logs from the development and customer care department will be displayed as pop-up window once logged in to a client account. The activity logs are a great way for each client to follow the status of ordered development projects and to be kept updated about payment failures, video minutes usage, etc.

Notification about expiring credit cards:
Now Lightcast clients receive notification emails if their credit card is to be expired soon. These emails will be sent out 60, 30 and 13 days before the expiration date of a credit card on file and serves as a courtesy reminder for clients to update their credit cards in their Lightcast.com account ahead of time. These emails will be sent to the email address of the account owner, as well as to the accounting contact if added.

Feature update for recurring live events:
When editing a recurring live event, it is now possible to decide whether the changes should affect all recurring live events, or just a single live event. 

LIVE events list update:
The events list in the LIVE Channel Manager has now been divided into two tabs: “Upcoming” and “Past”. Upcoming lists all current and future live events, Past lists all events already occurred. Live events will be moved to the "Past" list one hour after their scheduled end time. Editing of past events is limited to title and description.

Another update to the events list: It displays also what day of the week an event occurs on.

Media Stats Center: Viewership by hour
The Media Stats Center now provides the option to display hourly stats. If a range of days is selected it will show the total number of views for each hour of a day across the whole range. This is useful in viewing what time of the day most people view content. 

We would love to hear what you are missing on Lightcast.com. Send us your suggestion and feedbacks by clicking on the Feedback button in your Lightcast.com account (on the very right side) or send an email to customercare@lightcast.com .

There are plenty of other technical improvements we've made over the past weeks to the benefit of our clients and users. Check them out and let us know what you think. Your feedback is greatly appreciated!

Featured ConnectedTV Channel of the month: 

ViveChurch - Fire TV App

Vive Church is a multi-campus churched based in Columbia, SC whose missions is to "Bring People to Life". Vive is a very modern and contempory church that has practical and real life teaching.
Randy Knechtel is the founding and Lead Pastor of VIVE Church in Columbia, South Carolina. Randy is a gifted communicator and teacher driven by his desire to introduce people to the life-changing message of Jesus.


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