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CoreMedia presents improvements to its Web 2.0 features at CeBIT, plus an expanded Analytics and CMS 2008 complete with Starter Kit. Using the Starter Kit, companies can get their intranet or Internet project up and running quickly, with the package including everything from standard modules to ready-made templates. The “media” in CoreMedia is now even more justified: CoreMedia’s new Web TV solution offers secure and simple corporate broadcasting, taking mere weeks to set up, and with full control over the published videos.


CoreMedia launches two extensions to its Content Management System CoreMedia CMS. CoreMedia Social Software Extension opens up CoreMedia CMS to the world of Web 2.0 by equipping it with blog and comment functions, while also enabling the management of user-generated content. The inclusion of CoreMedia Analytics now integrates a powerful reporting feature set into the software. In November, an open discussion platform for partners, customers and interested parties went live at blog.coremedia.com, powered by CoreMedia Social Software Extension. Since that date, CoreMedians have been exchanging views among one another and also with customers and partners about products, market opportunities and innovations.


CoreMedia announces the CoreMedia Mobile TV IOP Test Box, the first out of the box solution worldwide that enables the rapid launch of mobile TV services. CoreMedia Mobile TV is based on CoreMedia DRM and CoreMedia CMS. The product protects the content of mobile TV services and provides an integrated ESG management to simplify program navigation. CoreMedia Mobile TV Test Box achieves rapid acceptance with leading cell phone network operators and device manufacturers, including Mobilkom Austria and Sony Ericsson.


CoreMedia opens offices in New York and Singapore. The company further strengthens its leading market position in DRM and generates almost 70% of turnover outside Germany. CoreMedia launches multi-DRM solution integrating OMA DRM 1and OMA DRM 2 standards as well as Windows Media DRM, and capable of domain management and advanced sharing features. New customers include Bertelsmann, DM Drogeriemarkt, DAK, MLP, Nokia, Proximus, SFR, Turkcell and Vodafone.


The global and group-wide implementation of CoreMedia’s DRM software with Vodafone turns the company into global DRM market leader for mobile applications. The company launches DRM for superdistribution and the first DRM PC-client prototype for convergent content services based on open standards. Other new customers include ARD, Deutsche Bahn, EPCOS, T-Mobile and United Internet.


The company launches its digital rights management (DRM) product and ships first trial-ready implementation to Vodafone, Nokia and IBM. Offices in London and Oslo are opened. The partner network and consulting unit “Professional Services” is extended significantly. CoreMedia software is chosen by Bild.de (2nd largest German online portal). There are more than 80 customers including Federal Republic of Germany, Continental, debitel, O2 and RWE.


IBM Germany becomes business partner of CoreMedia. All German public authorities employ CoreMedia as their standard content management software (Bund Online 2005 initiative). The company also signs a framework contract with Deutsche Telekom. Other new customers are Barmer, Mobilcom, Payback / Loyalty Partner and Seat.


In a second VC financing round T-Venture (Deutsche Telekom), Equitrust, Setubal (M.M. Warburg) and tbg invest into CoreMedia. The implementation of CoreMedia content management with T-Online turns CoreMedia into the market leader in high-end content management.


Higher Order GmbH renamed to CoreMedia AG. Setubal (M.M. Warburg) and Equitrust participate in a first-round VC financing. The proceeds are mainly used for product development. Bauer Verlagsgruppe is acquired as a new customer.


Development of the technology platform “CoreMedia Publisher” as a basis for the CMS product. The technology represents one of the first multi-channel applications for content distribution via internet, intranet, mobile, PDA, iTV and other consumer electronic devices.


Founding of "Higher Order GmbH" by Prof. Joachim W. Schmidt, Prof. Florian Matthes, Andreas Gawecki and Sören Stamer as a spin-off from Hamburg University of Science and Technology. Focus on content management solutions with Deutsche Presse Agentur and Axel Springer Verlag as first customers.