Channel API (Deprecated)

The Channel API allows for the listing and setting of channel lineups.

Note: This software is deprecated. Use the latest version.

There are three modes, 'list', 'assign' and 'create'. As in the Query API, interaction with the Channel API is through signed REST-style requests to

Required Parameters

  • pcode – Provider Code
  • expires – Query expiration time in seconds since epoch (00:00:00 1/1/1970 GMT)
  • mode – One of list, assign, create
  • channelEmbedCode – Embed code of the channel being acted upon.
  • signature – The digital signature of the request. The signature should be calculated using SHA-256 with the signature generation rules.

List Mode

List all channel components. No additional parameters required.



<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
  <title>New Channel</title>

Assign Mode

Additional required parameter: embedCodes

Assigns a comma-separated list of video embed codes (or a single embed code) to a channel embed code as a lineup. Embed codes for other channels or channel sets are invalid. An existing channel lineup will be overwritten when using this mode. Returns a text file with 'OK' on success or an error message on failure.


Create Mode

Additional required parameter: title

Create a channel in Backlot with the given title.



<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
  <title>My Channel Title</title>