ABC News Online deploys CoreMedia content management system

Louise Duffy ©RapidTVNews | 19-10-2011

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's News Online website has deployed CoreMedia's web content management system (CMS).
ABC News Online - which has an average of 8.3 million visitors each month - is a key element of ABC Online, which averages around 36 million visits per month. The CoreMedia CMS replaces ABC's existing in house-developed Wallace CMS, and has already been successfully used to deliver a section of The Drum website, ABC's analysis and opinion site.
CoreMedia's CMS enables ABC News Online's technical and editorial teams to produce more flexible layouts, support the faster creation of special features, integrate with third party systems to include audio, video and Flash content into stories, and automate the generation of existing tagged material into contextualised sidebar content.

Gerrit Kolb, CEO of CoreMedia, said: "The scale and initial success of our major ABC Online project again shows that when it comes to creating and managing significant volumes of online content, major organisations are increasingly turning to proven platforms such as CoreMedia for their web content management requirements. The CoreMedia CMS is optimised to support high-intensity online editorial environments such as ABC Online, and is already proving its value for the ABC in leveraging its existing content assets."