SingTel subsidiary, NCS, has landed a new contract with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation to provide a new web content management system for ABC Online.
NCS will team up with German-based web content management company, CoreMedia, to migrate three ABC websites including ABC News. The new CMS platform aims to change the ABC's management and distribution of text, image, audio and video content.
Craig Preston, head of technology for ABC Innovation said that the ABC began researching new CMS platforms in late 2007, and would focus largely on performance upgrades as the current CMS is well beyond its end of life. The implementation would focus on transferring the sites over to the new CMS, but will keep the existing layout and features. Preston said new capabilities will be explored once the migration is underway.
"Once we migrate the first group over then we will want to add functionality, but we need to focus on getting everyone across first," said Preston.
ABC Online is currently Australia's leading supplier of digital content, and internationally is one of the largest providers of podcasts and vodcasts.