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Thing > Intangible > BroadcastChannel > TelevisionChannel

A unique instance of a television BroadcastService on a CableOrSatelliteService lineup.
PropertyExpected TypeDescription
Properties from BroadcastChannel
broadcastChannelId Text The unique address by which the BroadcastService can be identified in a provider lineup. In US, this is typically a number.
broadcastServiceTier Text The type of service required to have access to the channel (e.g. Standard or Premium).
genre Text  or
Genre of the creative work, broadcast channel or group.
inBroadcastLineup CableOrSatelliteService The CableOrSatelliteService offering the channel.
providesBroadcastService BroadcastService The BroadcastService offered on this 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. tools may have only weaker understanding of extra types, in particular those defined externally.
alternateName Text An alias for the item.
description Text A description of the item.
disambiguatingDescription Text No comment
identifier PropertyValue  or
Text  or
The identifier property represents any kind of identifier for any kind of Thing, such as ISBNs, GTIN codes, UUIDs etc. provides dedicated properties for representing many of these, either as textual strings or as URL (URI) links. See background notes for more details.
image ImageObject  or
An image of the item. This can be a URL or a fully described ImageObject.
mainEntityOfPage CreativeWork  or
Indicates a page (or other CreativeWork) for which this thing is the main entity being described. See background notes for details.
Inverse property: mainEntity.
name Text No comment
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, Wikidata entry, or official website.
url URL URL of the item.

Available properties in extensions


Example 1
WAAY is channel 7 on Comcast cable.
<div itemscope itemtype="">
  <span itemprop="name">WAAY 7</span>
  <span itemprop="broadcastChannelId">7</span>
  <span itemprop="broadcastServiceTier">Premium</span>
  <div itemprop="inBroadcastLineup" itemscope itemtype="">
    <span itemprop="name">Comcast</span>
  <div itemprop="providesBroadcastService" itemscope itemtype="">
    <span itemprop="name">WAAY-TV</span>
    <span itemprop="broadcastDisplayName">ABC</span>
    <div itemprop="broadcastAffiliateOf" itemscope itemtype="">
      <span itemprop="name">ABC</span>
<div vocab="" 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 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>
<script type="application/ld+json">
  "name": "WAAY 7",
    "name": "Comcast"
    "name": "WAAY-TV",
    "broadcastDisplayName": "ABC",

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