Media Region

NRW is one of the leading media and communications hubs and one of the most economically powerful metropolitan regions at the heart of Europe. No other federal state brings more companies and employees together across the whole gamut of media formats – whether it’s cinema, TV, Internet, games and print, or cable, mobile and IT. This makes NRW into a central arena for the present structural change and the new value chain in the age of convergence and digital transformation. Moreover, a varied cultural offer in NRW not only offers quality of life, but also creates productive synergies between media, art and culture which guarantee creativity and innovative vitality to the hub on a long-term basis.


Facts and Figures

  • Germany’s leading media and communications hub
  • 25,000 companies, more than 431,000 employees, almost 124 billion Euros turnover
  • Internationally operating media and telecommunications companies
  • Bertelsmann, Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone
  • Strong newspaper and book publishing sector
  • Cologne: Germany TV capital No. 1
  • Leading TV broadcasters: WDR, RTL, VOX, Super RTL, n-tv, Phoenix, QVC
  • One-third of domestic television programming produced here
  • Germany`s leading TV producers highly professional service-providers and studios
  • Lively and creative film scene
  • One of the financially strongest regional film funders in Germany
  • Booming games cluster, strong web video scene
  • Düsseldorf – advertising location with the highest turnover and mobile capital
  • Excellent universities
  • Diverse art and cultural scene

More on the Media Region NRW in the location brochure, published by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW.


Katrin Ahues

Tel: +49 211-930 50 305

Consultant PR / Marketing


Mediennetzwerk.NRW is financed by the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia and receives funding from the European Fund for Regional Development (EFRD).

Der Ministerpäsident des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen EUROPÄISCHE UNION Investition in unsere Zukunft Europäischer Fonds für regionale Entwicklung EFRE.NRW Investition in Wachstum und Beschäftigung