ARD is an association of ten German broadcasting corporations. Together with ZDF and Deutschlandradio, it forms the public broadcasting system in Germany. ARD's services include the on-demand services ARD Mediathek and ARD Audiothek. In order to keep the operational effort and costs as efficient as possible, the old monolithic and inflexible infrastructure of the platforms, including an on-premise hosted content management system, needed to be replaced by a customized solution.
Therefore, T-Systems Multimedia Solutions, together with the ARD development team, built a new basis for the ARD Mediathek with the Google Cloud Platform. The focus was on automating various processes. This enabled the creation of a scalable platform that reduces running costs compared to the old solution.
„With T-Systems Multimedia Solutions, we have a partner by our side with whom we were able to take the DevOps approach and implement a modern platform that ensures we are ready for the market.“
A flexible, scalable platform for the ARD Mediathek and ARD Audiothek that reduces costs.
Google Cloud Platform with service-based, event-driven cloud-native API-first structure as new technical basis.
A modern architecture based on microservices, APIs and event sourcing with cloud infrastructure-as-a-code deployment for high development speed.
The ARD, short for Arbeitsgemeinschaft der öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunkanstalten der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (public legal broadcasting association oft the Federal Republic of Germany), is a broadcasting association of ten broadcasting stations founded in 1950. ARD employs around 22,500 people. The expansion of the platforms began in 2007 in cooperation with T-Systems Multimedia Solutions.