Broadcast Monitoring for Custom Content

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Monitoring Media on Radio & TV

Media Monitoring (Custom Content) Service helps you build the broadcast monitoring system for monitoring and tracking your own contents such as the advertisement, TV shows/series, songs and movies.

Let’s get started!

Step 1

Go to your dashboard, create a bucket as the following image shows.

audio identification bucket

Step 2

Upload your media file into the bucket you just created.

identify audio file

After uploading, refresh the page, status “ready” means you’ve uploaded the file successfully.

audio identification status
If you need to upload massive of content, please generate fingerprint files with Audio Fingerprinting Tool on your local server then upload fingerprinting files via Console API.


Step 3 – Broadcast Database (highly recommended)

Click “Broadcast Database” under Broadcast Monitoring on the left sidebar, click “Create Project” on the Broadcast Database Monitoring Projects page, browse the channels by selecting the continents -> countries -> channels or search the channels you want to monitor on the search bar, click the “+” icon to select the channels then click “Create Project” to go into the “Project Details”page, key in the “Project Name” and select your own bucket on the bucket dropdown list, then click “Create” to finish creating the project.

Step 4 – Broadcast Database (highly recommended)

Find the channels you want to see: You can select the “Continent” -> “Country” and search keywords, channel ID or City to find the channels you are monitoring;

Click the icon next to the search bar to download the list of the channels in this project;

Click the blank space of “Custom ID” to add/edit your custom ID of the channels, you can get these custom IDs on Callback URL;

Click the icon next to the “URLs” to add your own backup stream URLs, you can change the URLs that you added;

Step 5 – Broadcast Database (highly recommended)

  • Callback URL (highly recommended): It will push the results to your server, please refer to the doc here;
  • Monitoring API: You can call the endpoint to get the historical results, please refer to the doc here;
  • Download reports: You can download the .xslx reports by choosing the period and clicking the “Download” button on the “Broadcast Results” page (Click the channel ID of each channel to get in this page);

Step 3 – Custom Streams

Create a custom streams project and bind your own bucket.

audio monitoring


Step 4 – Custom Streams

Click on the name of the project just created to enter the “Stream Management” page. Add the radio stream url to the project as the follow picture shows.

radio monitoring for music


  • To see the results quickly, choose Real-time Result in this tutorial. However, if you don’t want to analyze the raw result by yourself, leave it blank. For more information, see Music Monitoring Result Type.
  • If you need to save the audio segment when your content shows up on broadcast you are monitoring, check the “Record Identified Items“, please contact us to get pricing.

Step 5 – Custom Streams

Click on the stream ID in stream management page to enter the monitoring log page.

see broadcast monitoring result

Refresh the log page to see new result and you can download the log between selected dates.

broadcast monitoring result

Monitoring API

With Monitoring API, you can access the monitoring results in many ways as you wish, we do suggest you use Callback URL to get the monitoring data.

Console API

ACRCloud also provides Console API to help you manage ( add, update, delete, pause, start ) your streams automatically and easily.

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