Experience the Eurovision Song Contest with Sophora

Since 2008, subshell supports the online-presence of the Eurovision Song Contest; the official German website www.eurovision.de runs on CMS Sophora.

The portal integrates a large number of videos and images from over 50 years of the song contest and must be prepared for high traffic and quick updates. In May of every year, as Eurovision fever grows, so do the number of page hits until they reach the double-digit millions range on the night of the final contest. And Sophora’s performance is flawless.

Sophora can easily handle the editorial staff updates posted as soon as results are in. Efficient teamwork is essential and the CMS posses no limits. When a newsflash is ready, it is written and published by another editor in real time on the Eurovision homepage. Our CMS also easily integrates media content from different sources. Uploaded content can be quickly linked with a wide range of documents by multiple editors working simultaneously.

Details

  • Name: Eurovision.de
  • Client(s): Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR), ARD (full name: Arbeitsgemeinschaft der öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunkanstalten der Bundesrepublik Deutschland – "Consortium of public-law broadcasting institutions of the Federal Republic of Germany")
  • URL: www.eurovision.de
  • Years: Since 2008
  • Summary: Eurovision.de is the official German website of the Eurovision Song Contest since 2008. NDR is acting as the central coordinator.
  • Categories: Eurovision Song Contest, Web, Mobile
  • Integration: subshell (CMS)

About Eurovision Song Contest

"The Eurovision Song Contest (French: Concours Eurovision de la chanson), often shortened to ESC or Eurovision, is the longest running annual TV song competition held, primarily, among the member countries of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) since 1956. […] Each participating country submits a song to be performed on live television and radio and then casts votes for the other countries' songs to determine the most popular song in the competition. The contest has been broadcast every year for sixty years, since its inauguration in 1956 and is one of the longest-running television programmes in the world. It is also one of the most watched non-sporting events in the world, with audience figures having been quoted in recent years as anything between 100 million and 600 million internationally." || Source: Wikipedia | Authors: List of Authors | License: CC BY-SA 3.0.

About ARD

"ARD (full name: Arbeitsgemeinschaft der öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunkanstalten der Bundesrepublik Deutschland – Consortium of public broadcasters in Germany, details below at name) is a joint organisation of Germany's regional public-service broadcasters. It was founded in 1950 in West Germany to represent the common interests of the new, decentralised, post-war broadcasting services – in particular the introduction of a joint television network." || Source: Wikipedia | Authors: List of Authors | License: CC BY-SA 3.0.

About NDR

"Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) (North German Broadcasting) is a public radio and television broadcaster, based in Hamburg. In addition to the city-state of Hamburg, NDR transmits for the German states of Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Schleswig-Holstein. NDR is a member of the ARD consortium." || Source: Wikipedia | Authors: List of Authors | License: CC BY-SA 3.0.