Kika.de - Modern Website for Young Audience

Sophora CMS leads kika.de into a cross-media future: TV contents are combined with web contents and retrievable in responsive design.

Successful relaunch for the German children’s channel. The website kika.de comes along in a new and modern design and offers an appropriate and modern platform for children since the relaunch in November 2014. In addition to the needs of children and adolescents media usage has taken into account for the implementation process. Increased page impressions via smartphones and tablets have led to optimize the webpage kika.de for all mobile devices. Sophora as the content management system of kika.de, ensures not only the responsive design of the website, but also a cross-media functionality between television and web content. Editorial processes, such as the automated comparison of program data, are being simplified.

The website pays particular attention to interactive services, images and videos on demand, which make the website’s handling easier for children. A simplified navigation and an integrated search function increase the user-friendliness of kika.de for all relevant target groups. That’s why the website can already be used by the age of three.

The children’s channel, a cooperative project by ARD and ZDF, informs its visitors about several programs and provides videos on demand. Also games and ideas for arts and crafts are available on kika.de. By the implementation of KiKA-Community the web portal has developed a communication platform for users among themselves as well as between users and program planners.

CMS Sophora im Einsatz für kika.de

Details

  • Name: kika.de
  • Client(s): KiKA, Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR), ARD (full name: Arbeitsgemeinschaft der öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunkanstalten der Bundesrepublik Deutschland – "Consortium of public-law broadcasting institutions of the Federal Republic of Germany"), Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen - ZDF (English: "Second German Television"
  • URL: http://www.kika.de/
  • Years: Since November 2014
  • Summary: The online portal kika.de, a cooperative project between ARD and ZDF, is addressed to children and adolescents. MDR assumes overall responsibility.
  • Categories: Kids, TV, Broadcast
  • Integration: subshell (CMS)

About KiKa

"KiKA (Der KinderKAnal von ARD und ZDF [The Children's Channel of ARD and ZDF]) is a free, public, non-commercial television channel based in Erfurt, Germany. Its channel designation was formerly KI.KA. KiKA is a joint venture of the national public television channels of ARD and of ARD's constituent broadcasters: BR, HR, MDR, NDR, Radio Bremen, RBB, Saarländischer Rundfunk, SWR, WDR, and ZDF. Each day KiKA broadcasts a mixture of live-action and animated features from 6:00a.m. CET until 9:00p.m. CET. Its intended audience is children and youth, and it is generally watched by children 3 to 13." || Source: Wikipedia | Authors: List of Authors | License: CC BY-SA 3.0.

About MDR

"Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (Central German Broadcasting, MDR) is the public broadcaster for the federal states of Thuringia, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt. Established in January 1991, it has its headquarters in Leipzig and regional studios in Dresden, Erfurt and Magdeburg. MDR is a member of the ARD consortium of public broadcasters in Germany." || Source: Wikipedia | Authors: List of Authors | License: CC BY-SA 3.0.

About ZDF

"Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (English: Second German Television), usually shortened to ZDF, is a German public-service television broadcaster based in Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate. It is run as an independent nonprofit institution, which was founded by all federal states of Germany (Bundesländer). ZDF is financed by television licence fees and advertising revenues. The ZDF is well known for its famous TV formats heute (newscast; established in 1963) and Wetten, dass..? (entertainment show; established in 1981, folded in 2014)." || 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.