TV different. With Sophora.

Sophora at work for the 3sat multimedia library. A platform for documentaries, videos, and entertainment

3sat’s multimedia library is published with Sophora.

3sat publishes the 3sat website using the Sophora content management system

Four broadcasters rely on Sophora

As of 2021, 3sat's international content is published via Sophora. ZDF, ORF, SRF and ARD have chosen the subshell CMS for the implementation of the joint 3sat multimedia library. Videos and stories, as well as the current programming, are all published and made available with Sophora.

Added value for viewers

Users and viewers benefit from Sophora’s updated technology. Sophora ensures the thematic linking of films, documentaries and videos; users can easily add their favorites to their personal watchlist and access content on multiple channels, including online, in the 3sat app, as well as via Smart TVs.

Many interests - one solution

When many parties from different regions and editorial teams are involved, a well coordinated and smooth operating process is of the utmost importance. Sophora CMS covers diverse editorial interests and technical requirements with ease.

"For 35 years, our motto 'TV different’ has best expressed our goal: to offer the best programming from three countries and four broadcasters. In the future, the new media library will make it easier for our viewers to experience 'TV different’ in all ways, including online," says Natalie Müller-Elmau, 3sat coordinator at ZDF.

Accessible technology for individual workflows

When developing Sophora, the subshell team thought about individual workflows. To make internal processes as simple and direct as possible, the subshell CMS allows all articles, images, videos, broadcasts and documents to be stored in a detailed structure where they can be easily linked to each other. This creates real added value for both editorial and technical staff.


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About 3sat

3sat is a commercial free German-language public television channel. It is a channel with a social focus, offering cultural programing, and is jointly operated by public broadcasters from Germany (ZDF, ARD), Austria (ORF) and Switzerland (SRG SSR).