The answer would depend on your automation system and how it is configured.
On many systems, an end date (often with the implied time of 23:59:59) is when a cut should stop playing on a system because it is “out of date” also known as
the “end of flight.” If it is still in the schedule many systems will just skip past it. Behavior on rotators or “carts” will vary by system.
A kill date could be defined as when the automation system is allowed to do some housekeeping and automatically erase the file.
Now going back to typing cart labels, kill date probably referred to the end of flight for that spot.
Please note that there may be MANY variations of these definitions.
From: Alive Radio [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2018 8:03 AM
To: CRTech <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [CRTech] End Date vs Kill Date
Out of Curiosity, is an End Date the same as a Kill Date? I was just working on an Ad and putting in the run dates into our automation. The system asks for a Start Date and a
Kill Date. If I put the last day the spot is scheduled to run as the Kill Date, wouldn’t the system dump the spot as being “out of date”. So, in my thinking would I make the Kill Date the day after the “End Date”. Just a little radio Jargon that was floating
around in my head. Was wondering what others thought.
Aaron Lucrezio, Production Manager
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