ARC-CMSViacom/MTV Networks, 2009 - 2015
ARC-CMS is a tool at the very heart of Viacom/MTV Networks digital media presence on the web, mobile devices and video-on-demand. It is a Content Management System that handles tens of millions of digital media assets, including the vast majority of video from our TV shows and other sources, as well as articles, images, audio, games and associated metadata. ARC-CMS drives thousands of web sites, viewed daily by hundreds of millions of users. The Daily Show, SpongeBob, old Ren and Stimpy, lots and lots of music videos back to "Video Killed the Radio Star", it's all in there.
Over the course of development ARC-CMS underwent several major changes in scope and function. It began interfacing with a custom in-house site-construction tool, was later expanded to interface against a generic content database API, altered again to support a mongoDB-driven backend, and once more to support a SOLR search endpoint. During that time all the major Viacom/MTVN business units and brands, including Music (MTV, VH1, CMT, etc.), Entertainment (Spike!, etc.), Kids and Family (Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Teen Nick, Nick at Nite, Nick Mom, etc.), Logo, and International (with a presence in over 140 countries on six continents) were onboarded. Each brand and business unit had unique requirements that drove the feature set of the application.
Major features include: