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A blockbuster channel deserves a blockbuster website!

Who is the client?

SBS Belgium is a media group belonging to De Vijver Media and is the company behind the television stations VIER, VIJF and the new ZES. In addition, SBS Belgium also acts as a channel for the Discovery Channel, TLC, Play Sports and njam! Channels.

Where Vier with its "smart entertainment" makes the difference between the ages of 18 and 54, FIF focuses on active women between the ages of 20 and 49. The combination of FOUR, FIVE and ZES with theme channels, makes SBS Belgium a strong and unique offering.

What does the client require?

SBS was sitting on a golden egg when the idea arose to launch a channel filled with classics, blockbusters, top shows and action of the highest calibre. Our task then to make a smashing interactive Drupal website.

Our solution

The Corecrew team were called upon to build a website where users could find all the necessary info. We were given 2 months to get the job done.

The integration of their existing platform, and the synchronisation with the TV guide, in particular, was a huge challenge. By using open source technology and a decent amount of custom development, we were able to go live with the website for the kick-off of the new channel.

In addition to the technical development, Corecrew is also in charge of maintaining & up-to-date existing digital platforms for FOUR, FIVE & ZES.

There's nothing we can't do! Are you watching to?

Added value for the client

  • The new ZES station shipped solidly from the starting blocks with a market share of 2% on target group 18-54 years. More than 2.5 million viewers were already in contact with the new channel.
  • Together with SBS Belgium, Corecrew launched a new user-friendly, responsive website, which is readily available on every device and for every visitor.
  • Visitors are triggered to view online programs and to participate in competitions.
  • Visitors now enjoy an optimal user experience.
  • Extra attention was paid to a fast loading time of the website due to special caching methods (Varnish, Memcache).


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