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newchannel
Level 7

Subscription Channel...uh oh

Well, I was changing over one of my subscription channels to DP. But I found out there is no option for that yet in DP. I guess I missed the memo lol So, I have to somehow learn ScreenGraph. Sure hope ROKU adds the option for the subscription channels to DP. I know I would so appreciate it ROKU if you would do this really soon!

But until then, I have to find an example and take on another learning curve to somehow change over my subscription channels. Anyone know of an example using ScreenGraph? If not, I'll have to search the other form and see what i can find out. 

Hope no one else has several subscription channels to change over like I do...ugh
http://www.victoryNOWfilmsandtv.com
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rovidx_media
Level 7

Re: Subscription Channel...uh oh

I haven't seen any sort of good "free" example for subscriptions, but better to ask in the SDK forum.  The first time I built a subscription channel it took around 6 months to learn BS and to build a backend system to manage all the content.

As for subscriptions in DP, it's coming.   Last target I read was Q3/Q4 2017, so I'm guessing it has been delayed as there has been no more information.   
Use Wordpress to power your Roku Direct Publisher (& other platforms) -> https://rovidx.com
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newchannel
Level 7

Re: Subscription Channel...uh oh

I have several subscription channels currently. I'm using DP for my free channels and then will work on redoing all art for the subscription channels that need to be changed over. If they implement the subscription option in DP that would save me a ton of work! Hope they do it soon. 
http://www.victoryNOWfilmsandtv.com
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newchannel
Level 7

Re: Subscription Channel...uh oh

I guess there is still no option in DP for changing over all of my subscription channels Smiley Sad

Any news on this topic?
http://www.victoryNOWfilmsandtv.com
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newchannel
Level 7

Re: Subscription Channel...uh oh

Well, still no news on this topic. I wonder if they will even make the subscription option available for DP. Anyone heard anything new about this topic?????
http://www.victoryNOWfilmsandtv.com
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rovidx_media
Level 7

Re: Subscription Channel...uh oh

There doesn't seem to be any new information from RokuCo on those features.   At this point I think your better off sticking to SDK apps if you can.
Use Wordpress to power your Roku Direct Publisher (& other platforms) -> https://rovidx.com
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newchannel
Level 7

Re: Subscription Channel...uh oh

I had a feeling it might continue to be delayed. 

I have been reading a little about scenegraph. A whole new learning curve...again. Hopefully I can find some help with it in the forum. It looks more complicated than the old sdk. There are a few samples online but I think many still have missing parts. I have been able to change over several of my channels with DP since they are free channels. I have not figured out how to use DP to play one audio stream for my radio station. I think the last time I looked into it others were also trying to figure out how to do it as well.

Back to the hours of learning scenegraph it seems. Too bad Roku has not made the subscription option available or provided updates Smiley Sad I have several channels to change over to scenegraph. 
http://www.victoryNOWfilmsandtv.com
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Re: Subscription Channel...uh oh

The long wait for an SVOD option is getting ridiculous. Is Roku EVER going to provide one? Or are they insisting everyone must put their eggs into a singular ad based basket?
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37mediagroup
Level 9

Re: Subscription Channel...uh oh

^^ It can be done, just using the SDK model. DP is a simple, cookie cutter creator, kinda like Wordpress of web development. If you need something more or specific, you'll need it custom coded.

As for 'the long wait', I wouldn't hold my breath. If you need it asap, you'll need it built or hire someone to build it.
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newchannel
Level 7

Re: Subscription Channel...uh oh

I guess further delay on it then.

I'll have to work on learning scenegraph I guess. I know there is some info on the web. 
http://www.victoryNOWfilmsandtv.com
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