More Structure, Creative Flexibility and Improved Usability


One of Europe's largest broadcasters, ZDF has been broadcasting as a national public television institution since 1963. Based in Mainz, Germany, ZDF is one of the three most popular TV broadcasters in Germany.

In addition to its main scheduling, ZDF broadcasts the digital specialist channels ZDFinfokanal, ZDFdokukanal and ZDFtheaterkanal, and operates the broadcasters 3sat, Phoenix, ARTE and KI.KA in association with other TV companies.

This case study describes how ZDF runs its Mediathek entertainment portal on CoreMedia with over 70,000 videos managed by approximately 250 editors. Investing in CoreMedia has delivered real benefits to ZDF resulting from the open standards and the modular architecture, different service providers can implement new portals and system features simultaneously.