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Montag, 2. Februar 2009

The web presence of the most successful German soap opera on the channel RTL "Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten" was re-launched on the basis of the content management platform CONTENS. Fans of the series can find here the GZSZ Community, information about the stars and a video archive, among other features. With the help of the chronologically controlled content, there is a preview of the next episode after every show.

The most successful German daily soap "Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten" has enthused its many fans for nearly 17 years. In order to keep the fans informed, an extensive online offering was re-launched under

On the new website, the fans of the series can become members in the official GZSZ Community. In the installation of the individual Avatars, one can upload a photo and also select from which GZSZ Star they'd like to be greeted by after logging in. The new member search enables the visitors to find other GZSZ fans with the same interests. Impatient GZSZ fans can see the countdown to the next episode on every page. Furthermore, the new online appearance offers a guide with information about the episodes of the series and a stars area with extensive portraits of the actors. If someone has missed something, they can find a multitude of scenes in the video archive of "Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten".

With the adoption of CONTENS as the technical platform of the new online appearance, the GZSZ editors have both a flexible and simultaneously easy-to-use solution at their disposal. For example, as well as the normal page content, the content in the multiply used flash applications can be quickly and easily maintained with the help of the special CONTENS XML channel. Automatically updated category overviews reduce the workload significantly for editors. As soon as the content on a page has been changed, the category overviews are updated by themselves at the end of each page.

The conception of the new GZSZ Community was developed in-house by the online specialists from RTL interactive. The realization was taken over by RTL interactive in co-operation with CONTENS Professional Services.

About RTL interactive

Under the umbrella of RTL interactive GmbH, the media group RTL Germany bundles the digital, interactive and transaction-based business areas, beyond the classic, advertising-financed free TV. The company develops innovative topics, products and platforms, which are attractive for both the public and advertisers. Areas such as online, mobile, teletext, licensing, media services (telephone and SMS premium rate service) and games publishing (PC and console games) are included within the company.

About Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten

Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten (GZSZ) is the most successful German daily soap. Since the first broadcast in May 1992, over 4,100 episodes of the popular series have been produced and broadcast on RTL.

About CONTENS Software GmbH

CONTENS Software GmbH provides content management software (CMS) and social software solutions for companies with sophisticated online communication needs. Its line of products meets the demands of businesses from small online editors to international companies.

A strong network of experienced partners conceives innovative and customized CONTENS solutions and implements them according to individual demands. With the help of the CONTENS platform-independent CMS products, businesses can quickly realize and edit extensive online projects without any prior programming knowledge.

Several well-known companies depend on the content management products provided by CONTENS, such as Adecco, Brose, the Concordia Insurance Group, Eli Lilly, the HypoVereinsbank BKK, the HVB Direkt, John Deere, the cantons of Aargau and Freiburg, manager-lounge, the Max Planck society, McDonald's Deutschland Inc., Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, the Oettinger Imex AG, Ratiopharm, RTL interactive, the Schwyzer Kantonalbank, Siemens TS, the town of Biel and T-Mobile.

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