Tagesschau.de Makes Headlines with Sophora CMS

subshell's CMS Sophora is in action 24 hours a day at tagesschau.de, the website of the oldest and most-viewed news program on German television.

Sophora supports the demanding editorial staff working round the clock, with writing, linking, and the high-speed publishing of high-quality news reports on numerous online, mobile and TV media.

At the same time, Sophora easily deals with constant high click volumes that explode during special events and breaking news. These strengths make Sophora the primary editing tool for tagesschau.de - 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Website tagesschau.de - publiziert mit dem Sophora CMS von subshell

Be up to Date with Sophora and the Tagesschau App

Effective immediately, via a new interface and app, users can comfortably access their favorite news website.

The updated interface allows for the publishing of previously unaccessible live streams, pod casts, photos and text directly through Sophora. The new app therefore profits from Sophora’s proven high level of functionality. This technology update was achieved without any changes to the CMS or the data model. This update can be extended and further developed for future technical innovations.

“Sophora’s new interface ensures a fast and user friendly experience within tagesschau.de’s long-standing online portal. Users can rate content and engage in dialogue with the  Tagesschau editors. Another advantage is that via the slim Sophora interface, all leading types  of smart phones are supported.”

Jan Boddin, Managing Director, subshell GmbH.

Tagesschau App - publiziert mit dem Sophora CMS von subshell

ARD Teletext: News on Demand with Sophora CMS

Users can access all the latest news on demand, independent from the current television program. For Sophora this is no problem, even with approximately 5.4 million teletext viewers per day (2009, source: GfK-Television Research).

In addition, the news reports for the teletext originate from Tagesschau's online editorial team. Sophora publishes a live ticker along with the news reports in ARD-teletext and the pages of Deutschlandtrend [Trends in Germany].

Sophora Add-on Teletext im Einsatz beim ARD-Teletext


  • Name: Tagesschau.de, Tagesschau App, ARD Text (News only)
  • 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: http://www.tagesschau.de/app/index.html
  • Years: Launched Winter 2010
  • Summary: Tagesschau’s app was downloaded over 4,8 million times (as of November 2012) and held the lead for most downloaded apps for several weeks. Thanks to Sophora, content for mobile device users is published without further editorial overhead.
  • Categories: Website, Apps, Mobile, News, TV, Broadcast, JSON
  • Integration: subshell (CMS)

Eclipse.org: An Editorial CMS Client Based on Eclipse RCP

"Use of rich client applications based on Eclipse RCP has increased widely in recent years, both in the open source and in the commercial field. Eclipse RCP is employed more and more in sections where web clients were predominantly in use. One good example of this development is the content management system (CMS) “Sophora” from the German company subshell GmbH (http://www.subshell.com). Sophora has proven itself during the last years at the editorial office of tagesschau.de, Germany's leading news homepage. This article describes the experience of subshell's development team while developing the Sophora Deskclient and the article outlines certain obstacles the team encountered and their resolutions."

An Editorial CMS Client Based on Eclipse RCP

About tagesschau.de

"Tagesschau […] is a German national and international television news service produced by state-run Norddeutscher Rundfunk on behalf of the German public-service television network ARD. […]The main edition of the programme is aired at 20:00 on Das Erste. It is also simulcast on several ARD-affiliated networks, including NDR Fernsehen, RBB Fernsehen, SWR Fernsehen, WDR Fernsehen, hr-fernsehen, 3sat, Phoenix, EinsPlus and ARD-alpha. It is also broadcast 24 hours a day via tagesschau24." || 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.