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Network Collections

The network Default Collection File is used to dynamically create collections based on the networks available in your library.

Requirements & Recommendations

Supported Library Types: Show

Collections Section 050

Collection Key Description
Network Collections separator Separator Collection to denote the Section of Collections.
<<network>>
Example: NBC
<<network>>
Example: NBC
Collection of Shows the aired on the network.

Poster Styles

This Default can use the style template variable to easily change the posters styles.

Color Style (Default)

White Style

Config

The below YAML in your config.yml will create the collections:

libraries:
  TV Shows:
    collection_files:
      - pmm: network

Template Variables

Template Variables can be used to manipulate the file in various ways to slightly change how it works without having to make your own local copy.

Note that the template_variables: section only needs to be used if you do want to actually change how the defaults work. Any value not specified will use its default value if it has one if not it's just ignored.

Variable Lists (click to expand)
  • File-Specific Template Variables are variables available specifically for this PMM Defaults file.

  • Shared Template Variables are additional variables shared across the PMM Defaults.

  • Shared Separator Variables are additional variables available since this Default contains a Separator.

Variable Description & Values
limit Description: Changes the Builder Limit for all collections in a Defaults file.
Values: Number Greater than 0
limit_<<key>>1 Description: Changes the Builder Limit of the specified key's collection.
Default: limit
Values: Number Greater than 0
sort_by Description: Changes the Smart Filter Sort for all collections in a Defaults file.
Default: release.desc
Values: Any smart_filter Sort Option
sort_by_<<key>>1 Description: Changes the Smart Filter Sort of the specified key's collection.
Default: sort_by
Values: Any smart_filter Sort Option
style Description: Choose between the default color version or the white one.
Values: color or white
include Description: Overrides the default include list.
Values: List of Networks found in your library
append_include Description: Appends to the default include list.
Values: List of Networks found in your library
remove_include Description: Removes from the default include list.
Values: List of Networks found in your library
exclude Description: Exclude these Networks from creating a Dynamic Collection.
Values: List of Networks found in your library
addons Description: Overrides the default addons dictionary. Defines how multiple keys can be combined under a parent key. The parent key doesn't have to already exist in Plex
Values: Dictionary List of Networks found in your library
append_addons Description: Appends to the default addons dictionary.
Values: Dictionary List of Networks found in your library
remove_addons Description: Removes from the default addons dictionary.
Values: Dictionary List of Networks found in your library
name_format Description: Changes the title format of the Dynamic Collections.
Default: <<key_name>>
Values: Any string with <<key_name>> in it.
summary_format Description: Changes the summary format of the Dynamic Collections.
Default: <<library_translationU>>s broadcast on <<key_name>>.
Values: Any string.
  1. Each default collection has a key that when calling to effect a specific collection you must replace <<key>> with when calling.
Variable Description & Values
language Description: Set the language of Collection Names and Summaries
Default: default
Values: default (English), fr (French), or de (German)
use_<<key>>1 Description: Turns off individual Collections in a Defaults file.
Values: false to turn off the collection
name_<<key>>1 Description: Changes the name of the specified key's collection.
Values: New Collection Name
summary_<<key>>1 Description: Changes the summary of the specified key's collection.
Values: New Collection Summary
collection_section Description: Changes the sort order of the collection sections against other default collection sections. (Use quotes to not lose leading zeros "05")
Values: Any number
sort_prefix Description: Changes the prefix of the sort title.
Default: !
Values: Any String
sort_title Description: Changes the sort title of all collections.
Default: <<sort_prefix>><<collection_section>><<pre>><<order_<<key>>>><<title>>
Values: Any String
name_mapping Description: Changes the name_mapping of all collections.
Default: <<title>>
Values: Any String with <<key_name>> in it.
order_<<key>>1 Description: Controls the sort order of the collections in their collection section.
Values: Any number
collection_mode Description: Controls the collection mode of all collections in a Defaults file.
Values:
defaultLibrary default
hideHide Collection
hide_itemsHide Items in this Collection
show_itemsShow this Collection and its Items
ignore_ids Description: Set a list or comma-separated string of TMDb/TVDb IDs to ignore in all collections.
Values: List or comma-separated string of TMDb/TVDb IDs
ignore_imdb_ids Description: Set a list or comma-separated string of IMDb IDs to ignore in all collections.
Values: List or comma-separated string of IMDb IDs
minimum_items Description: Set the number of minimum items for a collection to be created for all collections.
Values: Any number greater than 0
minimum_items_<<key>>1 Description: Set the number of minimum items for a collection to be created for the specified key's collection.
Values: Any number greater than 0
schedule Description: Set the schedule for all of the collections in a Defaults file.
Values: Any Scheduling Option
schedule_<<key>> Description: Set the schedule for a specific key's collection.
Values: Any Scheduling Option
delete_collections_named Description: Used to delete any collections in your plex named one of the given collections.
Values: List of Collection Names to delete
url_poster Description: Changes the poster url for all collections.
Values: URL directly to the Image
url_poster_<<key>>1 Description: Changes the poster url of the specified key's collection.
Values: URL directly to the Image
file_poster Description: Sets the poster filepath for all collections.
Values: Filepath directly to the Image
file_poster_<<key>>1 Description: Sets the poster filepath of the specified key's collection.
Values: Filepath directly to the Image
url_background Description: Sets the background url for all collections.
Values: URL directly to the Image
url_background__<<key>>1 Description: Sets the background url of the specified key's collection.
Values: URL directly to the Image
file_background Description: Sets the background filepath for all collections.
Values: Filepath directly to the Image
file_background__<<key>>1 Description: Sets the background filepath of the specified key's collection.
Values: Filepath directly to the Image
visible_library Description: Controls visible on Library Recommended Tab for all collections in a Defaults file. (Only works with Plex Pass)
Values:
trueVisible
falseNot Visible
Any schedule OptionVisible When Scheduled
visible_library_<<key>>1 Description: Controls visible on Library Recommended Tab of the specified key's collection. (Only works with Plex Pass)
Default: visible_library
Values:
trueVisible
falseNot Visible
Any schedule OptionVisible When Scheduled
visible_home Description: Controls visible on Home Tab for all collections in a Defaults file. (Only works with Plex Pass)
Values:
trueVisible
falseNot Visible
Any schedule OptionVisible When Scheduled
visible_home_<<key>>1 Description: Controls visible on Home Tab of the specified key's collection. (Only works with Plex Pass)
Default: visible_home
Values:
trueVisible
falseNot Visible
Any schedule OptionVisible When Scheduled
visible_shared Description: Controls visible on Shared Users' Home Tab for all collections in a Defaults file. (Only works with Plex Pass)
Values:
trueVisible
falseNot Visible
Any schedule OptionVisible When Scheduled
visible_shared_<<key>>1 Description: Controls visible on Shared Users' Home Tab of the specified key's collection. (Only works with Plex Pass)
Default: visible_shared
Values:
trueVisible
falseNot Visible
Any schedule OptionVisible When Scheduled
radarr_add_missing Description: Override Radarr add_missing attribute for all collections in a Defaults file.
Values: true or false
radarr_add_missing_<<key>>1 Description: Override Radarr add_missing attribute of the specified key's collection.
Default: radarr_add_missing
Values: true or false
radarr_folder Description: Override Radarr root_folder_path attribute for all collections in a Defaults file.
Values: Folder Path
radarr_folder_<<key>>1 Description: Override Radarr root_folder_path attribute of the specified key's collection.
Default: radarr_folder
Values: Folder Path
radarr_search Description: Override Radarr search attribute or all collections in a Defaults file.
Values: true or false
radarr_search_<<key>>1 Description: Override Radarr search attribute of the specified key's collection.
Default: radarr_search
Values: true or false
radarr_tag Description: Override Radarr tag attribute for all collections in a Defaults file.
Values: List or comma-separated string of tags
radarr_tag_<<key>>1 Description: Override Radarr tag attribute of the specified key's collection.
Default: radarr_tag
Values: List or comma-separated string of tags
item_radarr_tag Description: Used to append a tag in Radarr for every movie found by the builders that's in Radarr for all collections in a Defaults file.
Values: List or comma-separated string of tags
item_radarr_tag_<<key>>1 Description: Used to append a tag in Radarr for every movie found by the builders that's in Radarr of the specified key's collection.
Default: item_radarr_tag
Values: List or comma-separated string of tags
sonarr_add_missing Description: Override Sonarr add_missing attribute for all collections in a Defaults file.
Values: true or false
sonarr_add_missing_<<key>>1 Description: Override Sonarr add_missing attribute of the specified key's collection.
Default: sonarr_add_missing
Values: true or false
sonarr_folder Description: Override Sonarr root_folder_path attribute for all collections in a Defaults file.
Values: Folder Path
sonarr_folder_<<key>>1 Description: Override Sonarr root_folder_path attribute of the specified key's collection.
Default: sonarr_folder
Values: Folder Path
sonarr_search Description: Override Sonarr search attribute or all collections in a Defaults file.
Values: true or false
sonarr_search_<<key>>1 Description: Override Sonarr search attribute of the specified key's collection.
Default: sonarr_search
Values: true or false
sonarr_tag Description: Override Sonarr tag attribute for all collections in a Defaults file.
Values: List or comma-separated string of tags
sonarr_tag_<<key>>1 Description: Override Sonarr tag attribute of the specified key's collection.
Default: sonarr_tag
Values: List or comma-separated string of tags
item_sonarr_tag Description: Used to append a tag in Sonarr for every series found by the builders that's in Sonarr for all collections in a Defaults file.
Values: List or comma-separated string of tags
item_sonarr_tag_<<key>>1 Description: Used to append a tag in Sonarr for every series found by the builders that's in Sonarr of the specified key's collection.
Default: item_sonarr_tag
Values: List or comma-separated string of tags
  1. Each default collection has a key that when calling to effect a specific collection you must replace <<key>> with when calling.
Variable Description & Values
use_separator Description: Turn the Separator Collection off.
Values: false to turn of the collection
sep_style Description: Choose the Separator Style.
Default: orig
Values: amethyst, aqua, blue, forest, fuchsia, gold, gray, green, navy, ocean, olive, orchid, orig, pink, plum, purple, red, rust, salmon, sand, stb, or tan
sort_prefix Description: Changes the prefix of the sort title.
Default: !
Values: Any String
sort_title Description: Changes the sort title of all collections.
Default: <<sort_prefix>><<collection_section>>_!<<title>>
Values: Any String
placeholder_tmdb_movie Description: Add a placeholder Movie to the Separator. Only valid for Movie libraries.
Values: TMDb Movie ID
placeholder_tvdb_show Description: Add a placeholder Show to the Separator. Only valid for Show libraries.
Values: TVDb Show ID
placeholder_imdb_id Description: Add a placeholder Movie/Show to the Separator. Valid for Movie or Show libraries assuming the ID points to an item of the correct type.
Values: IMDb ID
name_separator Description: Changes the name of the specified key's collection.
Values: New Collection Name
summary_separator Description: Changes the summary of the specified key's collection.
Values: New Collection Summary
collection_section Description: Changes the sort order of the collection sections against other default collection sections.
Values: Any number
collection_mode Description: Controls the collection mode of all collections in a Defaults file.
Values:
defaultLibrary default
hideHide Collection
hide_itemsHide Items in this Collection
show_itemsShow this Collection and its Items
url_poster_separator Description: Changes the poster url of the specified key's collection.
Values: URL directly to the Image
Example Template Variable Amendments

The below is an example config.yml extract with some Template Variables added in to change how the file works.

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libraries:
  Movies:
    collection_files:
      - pmm: network
        template_variables:
          style: white
          append_exclude:
            - BBC #(1)!
          sort_by: title.asc
          collection_mode: show_items #(2)!
          sep_style: gray #(3)!
  1. exclude "BBC" from the list of items that should be included in the Collection list
  2. Show these collections and their items within the "Library" tab
  3. Use the gray Separator Style

Default Values

These are lists provided for reference to show what values will be in use if you do no customization. These do not show how to change a name or a list.

If you want to customize these values, use the methods described above.

Default include (click to expand)
include: 
- "#0"
- ABC
- ABC Family
- ABC Kids
- ABC TV
- ABS-CBN
- Acorn TV
- Adult Swim
- AHC
- Alibi
- ALTBalaji
- Amazon Kids+
- AMC
- AMC+
- Animal Planet
- Antena 3
- Apple TV+
- ARD
- Arte
- Atresplayer Premium
- AT-X
- Audience
- AXN
- Azteca Uno
- A&E
- BBC America
- BBC Four
- BBC iPlayer
- BBC One
- BBC Three
- BBC Two
- BET
- BET+
- bilibili
- BluTV
- Boomerang
- Bravo
- BritBox
- C More
- Canale 5
- Canal+
- Cartoon Network
- Cartoonito
- CBC
- CBC Television
- Cbeebies
- CBS
- Channel 3
- Channel 4
- Channel 5
- CHCH-DT
- Cinemax
- Citytv
- CNN
- Comedy Central
- Cooking Channel
- Crackle
- Criterion Channel
- Crunchyroll
- CTV
- Cuatro
- Curiosity Stream
- Dave
- DC Universe
- Discovery
- Discovery Kids
- discovery+
- Disney Channel
- Disney Junior
- Disney XD
- Disney+
- DR1
- Eden
- Elisa Viihde
- Elisa Viihde Viaplay
- Epix
- ESPN
- E!
- Facebook Watch
- Family Channel
- Ficción Producciones
- Flooxer
- Food Network
- FOX
- Fox Kids
- France 2
- Freeform
- Freevee
- Fuji TV
- FX
- FXX
- GAİN
- Game Show Network
- Global TV
- Globoplay
- GMA Network
- Hallmark
- HBO
- HBO Max
- HGTV
- History
- HOT3
- Hulu
- ICTV
- IFC
- IMDb TV
- Investigation Discovery
- ION Television
- iQiyi
- ITV
- ITV Encore
- ITV1
- ITV2
- ITV3
- ITV4
- ITVBe
- ITVX
- joyn
- Kan 11
- KBS2
- Kids WB
- La 1
- La Une
- Las Estrellas
- Lifetime
- Lionsgate+
- Logo
- MasterClass
- Max
- MBC
- MGM+
- mitele
- Movistar Plus+
- MTV
- M-Net
- National Geographic
- NBC
- Netflix
- Network 10
- NHK
- Nick
- Nick Jr
- Nickelodeon
- Nicktoons
- Nine Network
- Nippon TV
- NRK1
- OCS City
- OCS Max
- ORF
- Oxygen
- Pantaya
- Paramount Network
- Paramount+
- PBS
- PBS Kids
- Peacock
- Planète+ A&E
- Prime Video
- Rai 1
- Reelz
- RTÉ One
- RTL
- RTL Télé
- RTP1
- RÚV
- S4C
- SAT.1
- SBS
- Science
- Shahid
- Showcase
- Showmax
- Showtime
- Shudder
- Sky
- Smithsonian
- Space
- Spectrum
- Spike
- Stöð 2
- Stan
- Starz
- STAR+
- Sundance TV
- SVT1
- Syfy
- Syndication
- TBS
- Telecinco
- Telefe
- Telemundo
- Televisión de Galicia
- Televisión Pública Argentina
- Tencent Video
- TF1
- The CW
- The Roku Channel
- The WB
- TLC
- TNT
- Tokyo MX
- Travel Channel
- truTV
- Turner Classic Movies
- TV 2
- tv asahi
- TV Globo
- TV Land
- TV Tokyo
- TV3
- TV4
- TVB Jade
- tving
- tvN
- TVNZ 1
- TVP1
- UKTV
- UniMás
- Universal Kids
- Universal TV
- Univision
- UPN
- USA Network
- VH1
- Viaplay
- Vice
- Virgin Media One
- ViuTV
- ViX+
- VRT 1
- VTM
- W
- WE tv
- YLE
- Youku
- YouTube
- ZDF
- ZEE5
Default addons (click to expand)
addons: 
  ABC:
    - ABC.com
  ABC TV:
    - ABC (AU)
    - ABC Comedy
    - ABC Me
    - ABC News
    - ABC iview
  AMC:
    - AMC.com
  Animal Planet:
    - Animal Planet Brasil
    - Animal Planet Deutschland
  BET:
    - BET Her
  Canal+:
    - Canal+ Poland
    - Canal+ Family
    - Canal+ Discovery
    - Canal+ Afrique
  Cartoon Network:
    - Cartoon Network Latin America
    - Cartoon Network Anything
  CBC:
    - CBCDrama
  CBC Television:
    - CBC Gem
    - CBC News Network
    - CBC Comedy
  CBS:
    - CBS.com
    - CBS All Access
  CTV:
    - CTV Two
    - CTV News Channel
    - CTV Sci-Fi Channel
    - CTV Comedy Channel
    - CTV Life Channel
    - ctv.ca
  Discovery:
    - Discovery Health Channel
    - Discovery Channel
    - Discovery Home & Health Brasil
    - Discovery Family
    - Discovery Real Time
    - Discovery Asia
    - Discovery Home & Health
    - Discovery Life
    - Discovery World
    - Discovery Science
  Disney Channel:
    - Toon Disney
    - Playhouse Disney
    - Disney Channel Asia
    - disney.com
    - Disney Channel Middle East
  Disney Junior:
    - Disney Junior Latin America
    - Disney Junior Brasil
  Disney+:
    - Disney+ Hotstar
  ESPN:
    - ESPN2
    - ESPN+
    - ESPN Classic
    - ESPNU
    - ESPNews
    - ESPN Australia
    - Sony ESPN
    - ESPN.com
    - ESPN Deportes
  FOX:
    - Fox
    - Fox News Channel
    - Fox Sports
    - Fox Reality Channel
    - Fox Sports Networks
    - Fox Latin America
    - Fox Brasil
    - Fox Soccer
    - Fox Sports 2
    - Fox Nation
    - Fox Sports 1
    - fox.com
    - Fox Sports Detroit
  Freevee:
    - Amazon Freevee
  Hallmark:
    - Hallmark Channel
    - Hallmark Drama
    - Hallmark Movie & Mysteries
    - Hallmark Movies Now
  HBO:
    - HBO Brasil
    - HBO Europe
    - HBO Asia
    - HBO Latin America
    - HBO España
    - HBO Nordic
    - HBO Canada
    - HBO Family
    - HBO Mundi
  HGTV:
    - HGTV Canada
  History:
    - History Channel Italia
    - H2
  Lifetime:
    - Lifetime Movies
  Max:
    - HBO Go
    - HBO Max
  MTV:
    - MTV2
    - MTV3
    - MTV Lebanon
    - MTV Latin America
    - MTV Italia
    - MTV Australia
    - MTV Canada
    - MTV Global
    - MTV Nederland
  National Geographic:
    - National Geographic Channel
    - National Geographic Brasil
    - National Geographic Latinoamerica
    - National Geographic India
  NBC:
    - CNBC
    - MSNBC
    - NBCSN
    - CNBC Europe
    - CNBC Asia
    - WNBC
    - Nikkei CNBC
    - KNBC
    - CNBC World
    - CNBC TV18
    - NBC Weather Plus
    - NBC Radio Network
  Network Ten:
    - Network 10
  Nickelodeon:
    - Nick at Nite
  ReelzChannel:
    - Reelz
  Sky:
    - Sky One
    - Sky Atlantic
    - Sky Arts
    - Sky History
    - Sky Living
    - Sky Crime
    - Sky Uno
    - Sky Max
    - Sky Sports
    - Sky Documentaries
    - Sky Nature
    - Sky News
    - Sky Cinema
    - Sky News Australia
    - Sky Italia
    - Sky Comedy
    - Sky Sports F1
    - Sky Two
    - Sky Witness
    - sky Travel
    - Sky Vision
    - Sky News Weather Channel
    - SkyShowtime
  Smithsonian:
    - Smithsonian Channel
    - Smithsonian Earth
  Spike:
    - Spike TV
  Starz:
    - Starz Encore
  Sundance TV:
    - SundanceTV
  TBS:
    - TBS.com
    - TBS Brasil
  The CW:
    - CW seed
  TNT:
    - TNT Comedy
    - TNT Latin America
    - TNT España
    - TNT Serie
    - TNT Glitz
  Travel Channel:
    - Travel Channel United Kingdom
  VH1:
    - VH1 Classic
  Vice:
    - Viceland
    - Vice TV
    - Vice.com