Magnolia for media

Magnolia CMS delivers digital news media to 70 million users daily. Learn what it can do for you.

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Get your news out super fast

The media business never sleeps. Timing is everything in getting your breaking news to the right audiences. MBC, the largest broadcaster in the Middle East, relies on Magnolia to allow its 100 editorial staff to create and update content quickly and smoothly. Building an efficient media machine that serves great content 24/7, MBC also cut 75% in support costs with Magnolia.

Magnolia enabled us to create a lean article publishing machine across our multiple channels, allowing us to publish and update content quickly and efficiently. Our entertainment portal has microsites for every channel and program, and now we can create them in only 10% of the time it took before.

Reach your readers on any channel

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The velocity at which we consume digital news is pushing media companies to continuously evolve the range of their offers. Voetbal International, the oldest football magazine in the Netherlands, uses Magnolia in a hybrid headless fashion which optimizes today's operations and gives freedom for the future. All content is structured in a way that makes it completely re-usable across all owned channels and beyond to third parties.

Manage peak traffic and security concerns

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Successfully running a digital news business requires rock-solid and scalable infrastructure. Al Arabiya, the leading 24-hour news channel in the Arab world, relies on Magnolia to serve its growing online audience up to 70 million page views per month, with up to 20,000 concurrent visitors at any one time. Thanks to Magnolia, it can now publish news in less than three minutes, without compromising on security or stability.

Interested in what Magnolia can do for you?

Learn more about how Magnolia can help your digital media business thrive, or request pricing.

Features for next-generation media


Publish much faster

Leverage fast and simple creation of new stories by using predefined sets of static key properties and content blocks like images, texts, videos and links. Save and publish in one click.


Increase media performance

Create multiple variants of one article, measure conversions and take advantage in learning which combinations of headlines or rich media perform the best for your audience.


Leverage powerful search

Find the right information, faster and easier. Search across all content with the out-of-the-box search functionality or connect to a search indexing system with our SOLR integration module. 


Integrate video and rich media

Manage rich media assets in Magnolia DAM or integrate your own, including external video sources. Create articles more effectively with full integration of assets within the editing and publishing workflow.


Broaden your reach on social

Spread your content and news all over social networks very quickly. Magnolia allows you to create content once and publish to multiple channels simultaneously with just one click.


Word import

Make it easy to publish news fast, no matter where it gets generated. With Magnolia, it is possible to import content directly from a standard Word document into the CMS, shortening time to go-live.

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Super-quick publishing, full editorial freedom to create rich reading experiences, re-using content across all of our channels - Magnolia’s Stories app helps us to do all this successfully.

Technology that gives you an edge


Scale without limits

Magnolia allows for flexible scalability for new channels, peak loads or global rollout. Maintain stability and broaden your scale and agility with Magnolia Cloud, our platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering.


Rock-solid security

Magnolia's role-based security, single sign-on (SSO) and decoupled author and public servers provide you with the highest levels of security and reliability. Not a single penetration test failed, ever. 


Increase speed to market

Mangolia offers unparalleled speed of development to give you freedom to innovate. Its modular architecture lets your teams work in parallel and build on modern front-end technologies they already know.

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Our previous system was vulnerable: we were struggling to maintain an in-house code base that had been developed by different people over a period of five years. With Magnolia’s Enterprise Edition, we have clean, open code that is supported by the vendor. They handle the security threats.

Becoming a faster, leaner media machine

Broadcaster MBC shares its story at the Magnolia conference. Watch the video to learn from their journey.

Using Magnolia in hybrid headless scenarios

Learn more on how Magnolia empowers both marketing and development teams in a hybrid headless approach.

Leveraging a best-of-breed approach

Learn from Al Arabiya's in-depth story of building a super-fast, best-of-breed publishing ecosystem with Magnolia.

Ready to start?

Contact us to discuss your media business challenges and learn more in a demo tailored to your needs. 

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