Sophora CMS Add-on: EPG

For convenient processing and enrichment of program data in the CMS, there is the Sophora add-on EPG (Electronic Program Guide).

With a show list and built-in plausibility check, the EPG add-on offers two useful tools for editors.

The show list is a special view in Sophora’s editor  that allows you to search or filter shows by program and/or day. The view then displays the list of shows at a glance. The show list displays  if a show is to be repeated, what the show’s document workflow status is and whether the show is marked as a program tip or program change.

The add-on includes a plausibility check and real-time presentation of inconsistencies: Sophora proactively detects the occurrence of overlaps and gaps and then marks them accordingly. Free broadcast slots are continually updated and recognizable for the editors at first glance.

Sophora Add-on EPG - Electronic Program Guide

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  • Name: EPG – Electronic Program Guide
  • Category: TV, Radio
  • Type: DeskClient Plug-in, Scripts
  • Compatibility: >= Sophora 1.51
  • Organization: subshell
  • Third-party software required: None
  • Documentation

EPG in Use

Note: The following examples are not covered by the add-on's license.

Norddeutscher Rundfunk

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. The Sophora add-on EPG supports the editorial department of NDR in creating program data.

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Der NDR nutzt das Sophora Add-on EPG um das Fernsehprogramm darzustellen