The media location North Rhine-Westphalia
North Rhine-Westphalia numbers among the most highly developed media and creative regions in Europe. TV and radio stations, network operators and content providers are accelerating the process of media convergence. Numerous international media and telecommunication giants are located in NRW. The state is also home to a vibrant film industry and a strong publishing sector. In addition, the computer games industry is strongly represented and achieves the largest sales of any Germany region. In addition, the diverse cultural scene in NRW fosters a productive crossover between the arts, culture and the media, thus boosting creativity and innovation.
|… that one third of Germany's total TV airtime is produced in North Rhine-Westphalia?||... that major international movies such as Cloud Atlas, Rush and The Physician were funded by the NRW Film and Media Foundation?|
- NRW is a major center for the media and creative industries – as evidenced in more than 24,000 enterprises, a total workforce of 423,000 and annual sales of €124 billion.
- In terms of revenues Düsseldorf is Germany's number one advertising industry location.
- More than 40 percent of Germany's mobile communication companies are headquartered in NRW.
- In terms of sales revenues NRW is one of the leading German computer gaming markets. One German games developer out of four works in NRW.
Meeting places for the creative community in NRW
North Rhine-Westphalia's leading role in the media industry is mirrored in numerous events and trade shows held in Cologne. For example, 'gamescom', the world's largest trade fair for interactive games, has continuously set new records for exhibitor numbers and visitor attendance. At 'dmexco', the annual Digital Marketing Exposition and Congress, media professionals discuss the latest trends in marketing and consumer communication. The annual NRW Media Forum attracts experts from the fields of telecommunications, infrastructure, the media, Internet, TV and publishing. They come together to analyze the future perspectives of the media against the background of continuing convergence.
Media enterprises in NRW
Numerous media enterprises are based in the Rhineland region, above all in the city of Cologne, the No. 1 media location:
|Bertelsmann||Deutsche Telekom||Electronic Arts||RTL|
Events & News
Visit us at the joint stand of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia in hall B5 | stand 102-103/202
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North Rhine-Westphalia at a glance
Discover the cultural highlights of NRW on the interactive map.