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ABC Radio Australia

Streaming to the masses

Radio Australia is the international radio and news service of the ABC and is focused on servicing the Asia Pacific region. Monkii was engaged to redevelop the ABC website which distributes text, audio and video content through a network of ten websites in eight languages.

Key features

  • Network of ten websites
  • Eight languages
  • Integration with ABC news systems
ABC Radio Australia

The Monkii solution

A content migration module allowed for the import of archive content from multiple outdated systems. Once the existing material had been imported, the site was launched with over 100,000 pieces of content. Regional homepages in Burmese, French, Indonesian, Khmer, Chinese, Tok Pisin and Vietnamese have been designed to pop up according to the visitor’s country of origin. Nifty.

Embracing Drupal technology

The Radio Australia site is one of the largest Drupal website networks built in Australia. That’s serious muscle in developer-speak. The content management system provides an excellent, intuitive news and broadcast editorial workflow. Hundreds of pieces of news, radio and English language learning content are published every day.

  • 367k articles
  • 8 languages
  • 28 content editors
  • 9 servers
ABC Radio Australia

Monkii’s work on the development has been outstanding. They worked closely with the ABC, gaining a strong understanding of our business needs, our content and the diverse and sophisticated interests of our audiences through the Asia Pacific region.

Monkii’s key people are highly skilled and have earned great respect from the ABC team. We’re delighted to continue our association with them.

Damien Dempsey
Editor, Digital - Radio Australia