Experience the Eurovision Song Contest with Sophora

Since 2008, the official German website is published with Sophora.

eurovision.de website
ARD publishes the website eurovision.de using the Sophora content management system

The Eurovision Song Contest, often shortened to ESC, is the longest running annual TV song competition held, primarily, among the member countries of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) since 1956.

It is also one of the most watched non-sporting events in the world, with audience figures having been quoted in recent years as anything between 100 million and 600 million internationally.

The portal integrates a large number of videos and images from over 50 years of the song contest and must be prepared for high traffic and quick updates.

In May of every year, as Eurovision fever grows, so do the number of page hits until they reach the double-digit millions range on the night of the final contest. And Sophora’s performance is flawless.

Sophora can easily handle the editorial staff updates posted as soon as results are in. Efficient teamwork is essential and the CMS posses no limits. When a newsflash is ready, it is written and published by another editor in real time on the Eurovision homepage.

Our CMS also easily integrates media content from different sources. Uploaded content can be quickly linked with a wide range of documents by multiple editors working simultaneously.


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About NDR

Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) is a public radio and television broadcaster, based in Hamburg, Germany. 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.