Thing > BroadcastService

A delivery service through which content is provided via broadcast over the air or online.

Usage: Between 100 and 1000 domains
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PropertyExpected TypeDescription
Properties from BroadcastService
broadcastAffiliateOf Organization The media network(s) whose content is broadcast on this station.
broadcastDisplayName Text The name displayed in the channel guide. For many US affiliates, it is the network name.
broadcastTimezone Text The timezone in ISO 8601 format for which the service bases its broadcasts.
broadcaster Organization The organization owning or operating the broadcast service.
parentService BroadcastService A broadcast service to which the broadcast service may belong to such as regional variations of a national channel.
Properties from Thing
additionalType URL An additional type for the item, typically used for adding more specific types from external vocabularies in microdata syntax. This is a relationship between something and a class that the thing is in. In RDFa syntax, it is better to use the native RDFa syntax - the 'typeof' attribute - for multiple types. Schema.org tools may have only weaker understanding of extra types, in particular those defined externally.
alternateName Text An alias for the item.
description Text A short description of the item.
image URL  or
ImageObject 
An image of the item. This can be a URL or a fully described ImageObject.
mainEntityOfPage URL  or
CreativeWork 
Indicates a page (or other CreativeWork) for which this thing is the main entity being described.

Many (but not all) pages have a fairly clear primary topic, some entity or thing that the page describes. For example a restaurant's home page might be primarily about that Restaurant, or an event listing page might represent a single event. The mainEntity and mainEntityOfPage properties allow you to explicitly express the relationship between the page and the primary entity.

Related properties include sameAs, about, and url.

The sameAs and url properties are both similar to mainEntityOfPage. The url property should be reserved to refer to more official or authoritative web pages, such as the item’s official website. The sameAs property also relates a thing to a page that indirectly identifies it. Whereas sameAs emphasises well known pages, the mainEntityOfPage property serves more to clarify which of several entities is the main one for that page.

mainEntityOfPage can be used for any page, including those not recognized as authoritative for that entity. For example, for a product, sameAs might refer to a page on the manufacturer’s official site with specs for the product, while mainEntityOfPage might be used on pages within various retailers’ sites giving details for the same product.

about is similar to mainEntity, with two key differences. First, about can refer to multiple entities/topics, while mainEntity should be used for only the primary one. Second, some pages have a primary entity that itself describes some other entity. For example, one web page may display a news article about a particular person. Another page may display a product review for a particular product. In these cases, mainEntity for the pages should refer to the news article or review, respectively, while about would more properly refer to the person or product.
Inverse property: mainEntity.
name Text The name of the item.
potentialAction Action Indicates a potential Action, which describes an idealized action in which this thing would play an 'object' role.
sameAs URL URL of a reference Web page that unambiguously indicates the item's identity. E.g. the URL of the item's Wikipedia page, Freebase page, or official website.
url URL URL of the item.


Instances of BroadcastService may appear as values for the following properties
PropertyOn TypesDescription
parentService BroadcastService A broadcast service to which the broadcast service may belong to such as regional variations of a national channel.
providesBroadcastService BroadcastChannel The BroadcastService offered on this channel.
publishedOn PublicationEvent A broadcast service associated with the publication event.


Examples

<div>
 <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006q2x0">Doctor Who</a>,
 <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00rs69w">Series 5</a>,
 <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00sj9sq">The Hungry Earth</a>, episode 8,
 broadcast on BBC One at 18:15, 22nd of May 2010, available on
 <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/b00sj9sq">BBC iPlayer</a> from 19:45
 on the 2nd of June until the 9th.
</div>
<div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/TVSeries">
  <a itemprop="url" href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006q2x0">
   <span itemprop="name">Doctor Who</span></a>,
  <div itemprop="containsSeason" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/TVSeason">
    <a itemprop="url" href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00rs69w">
     <span itemprop="name">Series 5</span></a>,
    <div itemprop="episode" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/TVEpisode">
      <a itemprop="url" href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00sj9sq">
       <span itemprop="name">The Hungry Earth</span></a>,
      episode <span itemprop="position">8</span>, broadcast on
      <div itemprop="publication" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/BroadcastEvent">
        <div itemprop="publishedOn" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/BroadcastService">
          <a itemprop="url" href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone"><span itemprop="name">BBC One</span></a>
        </div> at
        <span itemprop="startDate"
          content="2010-05-22T18:15:00+01:00">18:15, 22nd of May 2010</span>
      </div>,
      available on
      <div itemprop="video" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/VideoObject">
        <a itemprop="url" href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00sj9sq">BBC iPlayer</a>
      </div> from
      <div itemprop="publication" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/OnDemandEvent">
        <span itemprop="startDate"
         content="2012-06-02T19:45:00+01:00">19:45 on the 2nd of June</span> until the
        <span itemprop="endDate" content="2012-06-09T19:44:00+01:00">9th</span>.
      </div>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>
<div vocab="http://schema.org/" typeof="TVSeries">
  <a property="url" href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006q2x0">
   <span property="name">Doctor Who</span></a>,
  <div property="containsSeason"  typeof="TVSeason">
    <a property="url" href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00rs69w">
     <span property="name">Series 5</span></a>,
    <div property="episode"  typeof="TVEpisode">
      <a property="url" href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00sj9sq">
       <span property="name">The Hungry Earth</span></a>,
      episode <span property="position">8</span>, broadcast on
      <div property="publication"  typeof="BroadcastEvent">
        <div property="publishedOn"  typeof="BroadcastService">
          <a property="url" href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone"><span property="name">BBC One</span></a>
        </div> at
        <span property="startDate"
          content="2010-05-22T18:15:00+01:00">18:15, 22nd of May 2010</span>
      </div>,
      available on
      <div property="video"  typeof="VideoObject">
        <a property="url" href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00sj9sq">BBC iPlayer</a>
      </div> from
      <div property="publication"  typeof="OnDemandEvent">
        <span property="startDate"
         content="2012-06-02T19:45:00+01:00">19:45 on the 2nd of June</span> until the
        <span property="endDate" content="2012-06-09T19:44:00+01:00">9th</span>.
      </div>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>
<script type="application/ld+json">
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  "@context": "http://schema.org",
  "@type": "TVSeries",
  "containsSeason": {
    "@type": "TVSeason",
    "episode": {
      "@type": "TVEpisode",
      "position": "8",
      "publication": [
        {
          "@type": "BroadcastEvent",
          "publishedOn": {
            "@type": "BroadcastService",
            "url": "http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone"
          },
          "startDate": "18:15, 22nd of May 2010"
        },
        {
          "@type": "OnDemandEvent",
          "endDate": "9th",
          "startDate": "19:45 on the 2nd of June"
        }
      ],
      "url": "http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00sj9sq",
      "video": {
        "@type": "VideoObject",
        "url": "http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00sj9sq"
      }
    },
    "url": "http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00rs69w"
  },
  "url": "http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006q2x0"
}
</script>
<div>
 <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qykl">In Our Time</a>,
 <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03ggc19">Ordinary Language Philosophy</a>, episode 604,
 broadcast on BBC Radio 4 at 09:00, 7th of November 2013, available online from 09:45 on the same day.
</div>
<div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/RadioSeries">
  <a itemprop="url" href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qykl">
   <span itemprop="name">In Our Time</span></a>,
  <div itemprop="episode" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/RadioEpisode">
    <a itemprop="url" href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03ggc19">
     <span itemprop="name">Ordinary Language Philosophy</span></a>,
    episode <span itemprop="position">604</span>, broadcast on
    <div itemprop="publication" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/BroadcastEvent">
      <div itemprop="publishedOn" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/BroadcastService">
        <a itemprop="url" href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4"><span itemprop="name">BBC Radio 4</span></a>
      </div> at
      <span itemprop="startDate"
        content="2013-11-07T09:00:00+01:00">09:00, 7th of November 2013</span>
    </div>,
    available online from
    <div itemprop="publication" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/OnDemandEvent">
      <span itemprop="startDate"
       content="2013-11-07T09:45:00+01:00">09:45 on the same day</span>.
    </div>
  </div>
</div>
<div vocab="http://schema.org/" typeof="RadioSeries">
  <a property="url" href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qykl">
   <span property="name">In Our Time</span></a>,
  <div property="episode"  typeof="RadioEpisode">
    <a property="url" href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03ggc19">
     <span property="name">Ordinary Language Philosophy</span></a>,
    episode <span property="position">604</span>, broadcast on
    <div property="publication"  typeof="BroadcastEvent">
      <div property="publishedOn"  typeof="BroadcastService">
        <a property="url" href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4"><span property="name">BBC Radio 4</span></a>
      </div> at
      <span property="startDate"
        content="2013-11-07T09:00:00+01:00">09:00, 7th of November 2013</span>
    </div>,
    available online from
    <div property="publication"  typeof="OnDemandEvent">
      <span property="startDate"
       content="2013-11-07T09:45:00+01:00">09:45 on the same day</span>.
    </div>
  </div>
</div>
<script type="application/ld+json">
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  "@context": "http://schema.org",
  "@type": "RadioSeries",
  "episode": {
    "@type": "RadioEpisode",
    "position": "604",
    "publication": [
      {
        "@type": "BroadcastEvent",
        "publishedOn": {
          "@type": "BroadcastService",
          "url": "http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4"
        },
        "startDate": "09:00, 7th of November 2013"
      },
      {
        "@type": "OnDemandEvent",
        "startDate": "09:45 on the same day"
      }
    ],
    "url": "http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03ggc19"
  },
  "url": "http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qykl"
}
</script>
WAAY is an affiliate of the ABC network and broadcasts in SD.
<div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/BroadcastService">
  <span itemprop="name">WAAY-TV</span>
  <span itemprop="broadcastDisplayName">ABC</span>
  <span itemprop="videoFormat">SD</span>
  <span itemprop="broadcastTimezone" content="-8:00">PST</span>
  <div itemprop="broadcastAffiliateOf" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Organization">
    <span itemprop="name">ABC</span>
  </div>
</div>
<div vocab="http://schema.org" typeof="BroadcastService">
  <span property="name">WAAY-TV</span>
  <span property="broadcastDisplayName">ABC</span>
  <span property="videoFormat">SD</span>
  <span property="broadcastTimezone content="-8:00">PST</span>
  <div property="broadcastAffiliateOf" typeof="Organization">
    <span property="name">ABC</span>
  </div>
</div>
<script type="application/ld+json">
{
  "@context":"http://schema.org",
  "@type":"BroadcastService",
  "name":"WAAY-TV",
  "broadcastDisplayName":"ABC",
  "videoFormat":"SD",
  "broadcastTimezone": "-8:00",
  "broadcastAffiliateOf":{
    "@type":"Organization",
    "name":"ABC"
  }
}
</script>
WAAY is channel 7 on Comcast cable.
<div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/TelevisionChannel">
  <span itemprop="name">WAAY 7</span>
  <span itemprop="broadcastChannelId">7</span>
  <span itemprop="broadcastServiceTier">Premium</span>
  <div itemprop="inBroadcastLineup" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/CableOrSatelliteProvider">
    <span itemprop="name">Comcast</span>
  </div>
  <div itemprop="providesBroadcastService" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/BroadcastService">
    <span itemprop="name">WAAY-TV</span>
    <span itemprop="broadcastDisplayName">ABC</span>
    <div itemprop="broadcastAffiliateOf" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Organization">
      <span itemprop="name">ABC</span>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>
<div vocab="http://schema.org" typeof="TelevisionChannel">
  <span property="name">WAAY 7</span>
  <span property="broadcastChannelId">7</span>
  <span property="broadcastServiceTier">Premium</span>
  <div property="inBroadcastLineup" typeof="CableOrSatelliteService">
    <span property="name">Comcast</span>
  </div>
  <div property="providesBroadcastService" typeof="BroadcastService">
    <span property="name">WAAY-TV</span>
    <span property="broadcastDisplayName">ABC</span>
    <div property="broadcastAffiliateOf" typeof="Organization">
      <span property="name">ABC</span>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>
<script type="application/ld+json">
{
  "@context":"http://schema.org",
  "@type":"TelevisionChannel",
  "name": "WAAY 7",
  "broadcastChannelId":"7",
  "broadcastServiceTier":"Premium",
  "inBroadcastLineup":{
    "@type":"CableOrSatelliteService",
    "name": "Comcast",
  },
  "providesBroadcastService":{
    "@type":"BroadcastService",
    "name": "WAAY-TV",
    "broadcastDisplayName": "ABC",
    "broadcastAffiliateOf":{
      "@type":"Organization",
      "name":"ABC"
    }
  }
}
</script>
WAAY is broadcasting Modern Family at 9:00PM on October 12, 2014 in English with Spanish subtitles available.
<div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/BroadcastEvent">
  <span itemprop="name">Modern Family - S6E8 - Three Turkeys</span>
  <span itemprop="description">Phil and Luke take over Thanksgiving duties.</span>
  <meta itemprop="IsLiveBroadcast" content="http://schema.org/False" />
  <span itemprop="videoFormat">HD</span>
  <span itemprop="inLanguage">en</span>
  <span itemprop="subtitleLanguage">es</span>
  <span itemprop="startDate" content="2014-10-12T21:00">starts 10/12/2014 9:00PM</span>
  <span itemprop="endDate" content="2014-10-12T21:30">ends 10/12/2014 9:30PM</span>
  <div itemprop="publishedOn" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/BroadcastService">
    <span itemprop="name">WAAY-TV</span>
  </div>
  <div itemprop="workPerformed" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/TVEpisode">
    <span itemprop="name">Modern Family: Three Turkeys</span>
  </div>
</div>
<div vocab="http://schema.org" typeof="BroadcastEvent">
  <span property="name">Modern Family - S6E8 - Three Turkeys</span>
  <span property="description">Phil and Luke take over Thanksgiving duties.</span>
  <meta property="IsLiveBroadcast" content="http://schema.org/False" />
  <span property="videoFormat">HD</span>
  <span property="inLanguage">en</span>
  <span property="subtitleLanguage">es</span>
  <span property="startDate" content="2014-10-12T21:00">starts 10/12/2014 9:00PM</span>
  <span property="endDate" content="2014-10-12T21:30">ends 10/12/2014 9:30PM</span>
  <div property="publishedOn" typeof="BroadcastService">
    <span property="name">WAAY-TV</span>
  </div>
  <div property="workPerformed" typeof="TVEpisode">
    <span property="name">Modern Family: Three Turkeys</span>
  </div>
</div>
<script type="application/ld+json">
{
  "@context":"http://schema.org",
  "@type":"BroadcastEvent",
  "startDate":"2014-10-12T21:00",
  "endDate":"2014-10-12T21:30",
  "publishedOn":{
    "@type":"BroadcastService",
    "name: "WAAY-TV"
  },
  "workPerformed":{
    "@type":"CreativeWork",
    "name": "Modern Family: Three Turkeys"
  },
  "inLanguage":"en",
  "subtitleLanguage":"es",
  "videoFormat":"HD",
  "isLiveBroadcast":"False",
  "name":"Modern Family - S6E8 - Three Turkeys",
  "description":"Phil and Luke take over Thanksgiving duties."
}
</script>

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