Learn all about badges – what they are and how to add them to your assets.*
This article introduces badges and explains how and where they can be used on assets.
The following topics are covered here:
- What are badges?
- How do I add a badge to my asset?
- How do I apply a badge color theme?
- How do I schedule my badge?
- Which rows support badges?
Minimum version requirements: Badge scheduling was introduced in AXIS 9.6. The ability to apply a custom color theme is available from AXIS 9.7 and Reference Apps 6.8 on Responsive web and WebTV, Android and Android TV, iOS and tvOS, and 6.9 on Roku.
What are badges?
Badges are asset metadata items that you can display on an asset tile. Use them to highlight or add context to an asset within specific rows.
Alternatively, a ‘Just added’ badge applied to a movie or show asset engages users and aids the discovery of newly added content. Add an 'Exclusive' badge, so users know they won't find the content elsewhere.
What do badges look like?
By default, badges appear with black text on a yellow/gold background: . They're typically displayed above the asset title, and are responsive, adjusting in both size and position as the screen size changes.
It's worth noting here the distinction between badges that can be manually added to an asset – which is what we discuss in this article – and the pre-configured labels that are automatically generated based on an asset's schedule and the current time ('Live,' 'Upcoming,' and so on). The latter can't be added and removed in Presentation Manager but are defined during the system set-up.
The first image below shows an 'Exclusive' badge that's been added to an Event Hero row. This sits alongside an automatically generated 'Live Now!' label.
In the second image, a row features assets with 'Just Added' and 'Season 2 Available' badges displayed.
How do I add a badge to my asset?
Note: By default, Presentation Manager only supports text badges. If you want to display an image badge – for example, to overlay a brand image logo on your asset – some customization will be required.
To display a badge on an asset, in Presentation Manager:
- Navigate to the asset catalog (Menu → Assets) and select the relevant asset.
- With Metadata selected in the left-hand navigation, the Badge field can be seen just above Short Description.
- Enter the required badge text into the field (20-character limit).
- When you’re done, click on to save your changes and immediately display the badge on supported rows and devices.
The first image below shows badge text entered on a movie asset in Presentation Manager. The second is the corresponding badge displayed on the asset tile on an H1 Hero row in the Responsive web app.
How do I apply a badge color theme?
The ability to apply custom color themes to badges was introduced in AXIS 9.7. Once a set of custom themes has been set up for your environment, they're available for you to select and apply to a badge.
To apply a theme:
- Enter the badge text.
- As soon as text is entered (and assuming custom themes are available), the Color theme section is activated.
- To change the pre-populated Default theme, open the drop-down.
- Pre-defined themes are listed, alongside a color preview of how the badge will appear.
- Select the theme you want. It will appear in the Color theme section with the preview displayed.
How do I schedule a badge?
From AXIS 9.6 you have the ability to schedule badges. This means you can ensure that a badge is displayed on an asset for the required period, without having to update it in real time.
To schedule a badge:
- Click on Add Timeframe within the badge section.
- The schedule window opens, defaulting to the current local date and time for both Timeframe start and Timeframe end.
- Enter or select the new date and time that you want for the badge.
- Click on Confirm to close the schedule window.
- Click to save your scheduled badge.
The timeframe you've set will be displayed under the badge field, and your apps will automatically display the badge on the asset tile (on supported rows) during the specified period.
Once the set timeframe expires, the badge will no longer be visible in the apps, and the timeframe in Presentation Manager will be reset to the default.
To edit the visibility schedule for the badge, simply click on Edit Timeframe to make changes.
Any badges with a schedule that has expired (or hasn't yet been reached) will be excluded from search results.
Read more about the scope of Enhanced Search, which has the ability to return results from multiple asset fields, including badge text.
No Timeframe set?
If you add a badge without adding a timeframe, then the badge will be displayed in the apps as soon as you save and update the asset page. It will remain visible until you remove it.
Note: Badge color themes and scheduling can only be applied and edited on the default metadata tab – i.e., not on variants. Where additional language variants exist, they'll read and apply the format and schedule that exists on the default variant. Newly added variants will also inherit badge properties from the default metadata variant. It's not currently possible to configure badges on a per-variant basis.
Which rows support badges?
Support for badges varies by row type and by device. Check out our row types articles for more details and to see examples of how badges appear on applicable device types.