TV and Radio: EPG with Sophora at NDR

Structured and comprehensive: Program data for television and radio can be created easier than before by Sophora CMS.

Program view at a glance: The broadcaster Norddeutscher Rundfunk presents their television program in a clearly structured and illustrative way on In a daily overview all programs are listed one below the other with further details on the corresponding program. Begin and end of broadcasting, evaluation, live streaming and availability of videos are some information listed in the overview. As a special feature: Available videos can be run out of the overview. By clicking on the prevailing program a new web page with additional information will be opened. Sophora CMS supports the editorial department of NDR in creating program data. More.

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Today’s Television Program Can Do More

TV magazines were a popular medium a few years ago in order to obtain information about the current television program. Today, the television program is retrieved online more frequently. People interested in radio and television inform themselves about the current program on web portals. The resulting benefit: Broadcasters are providing additional information about their program as well as offering videos on demand and live streams relating the program. Also visitors of the website can see program changes at any time.

Sophora CMS supports online editorial departments of radio and television broadcasting in processing and enrichment of program data. The EPG (Electronic Program Guide) add-on compiles program data easily. An integrated show list ensures that shows can be searched and filtered by program and day. Moreover, program overlapping and gaps can be identified and rectified in time with Sophora.

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Target Audience

By providing Sophora as the content management system for various multimedia and TV editorial departments, subshell not only have knowledge and experience in the area of television and radio broadcasting, but also is continuously optimized by the requirements of their clients. Editors appreciate Sophora’s multi-media publication and administration management.

Editors using Sophora also have the possibility to create links to an online media library or to add user evaluations and comments. Program data can be created easily and comfortably with Sophora. Moreover, additional links and information about the program increase the value of today’s television and radio program.

Sophora Highlights & Benefits

Processing of Program Data

Show List

Sophora’s show list creates clarity. An integrated view enables to search and filter radio broadcast and telecast by program and day. Subsequently, all broadcastings are listed in a structured manner. The show list includes the already known Sophora icons, which indicate, whether the broadcasting will be repeated, the processing status or whether the broadcasting is marked as a program tip or program change.

Plausibility Check

The plausibility check discover and informs about inconsistencies within the show list. Sophora proactively notifies overlaps and gaps and marked these ones accordingly. Free broadcasting slots are continuously updated and easily recognizable at first sight.

Document Types

For processing program data Sophora provides various document types that are customized to the individual needs of an online editorial department. Possible templates can be document types for a program or station of a television or radio station.

Template Mechanism

Shophora CMS contains a template mechanism to create batch input of program data, for instance for radio and television programs


Television comments and broadcastings can be compiled several weeks in advance.


Multiple Use of Contents

Import and Export of Program Data

Program data can be imported from external sources with Sophora CMS. Also, the export of program data from Sophora is readily possible.

Linking of Teletext and Web Content

Sophora editors can use program data for different channels, thus teletext and web contents can be interlinked together.

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Extension Options

Comment Function

By using the add-on User Feedback, visitors can evaluate, comment and make suggestions about broadcastings and programs. More.

Videos and Live Streams

Sophora can link videos on demand and live streams with respective programs. Visitors of the website not only get information about date, time and content of a broadcasting, but also can watch their broadcasting via live stream or reruns.