Media 23 of the top 100 companies in the German media sector are Bavarian – just one of many figures which make Bavaria Germany's number 1 media location.


There are no events scheduled for this business sector.

To the events calendar

Latest updates from the blog

2015 summarized, 2016 in focus: Hub Conference Berlin 2015


Your contact

Peter Englert

+49 89 24210-7520


There are no events scheduled for this business sector.

To the events calendar

Sector in brief

23 of the top 100 companies in the German media sector are Bavarian – just one of many figures which make Bavaria Germany's number 1 media location. Here, companies in the media sector find outstanding infrastructure with plenty of potential partners at all levels of media production, both in audio-visual and print and online media. This is one of the reasons that big players in the sector such as ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG, Kabel Deutschland GmbH and Hubert Burda Media have chosen Bavaria.



23 of the top 100 companies in the German media sector

Bavaria's media sector represents high sales; Munich's information and communications and media sectors, for example, generate around EUR 70 billion. Success comes down to good staff. That is why many institutes in Bavaria, as well as institutions such as MedienCampus Bayern e.V., provide exemplary media education and further training. Success also comes down to good financing. That is why Bavaria offers outstanding financial support. When compared to other film funding organisations in Germany, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern is one of the most successful organisations in this field. Bavaria also provides top support for cultural and educational games.

Figures from the media sector

Munich is Germany's top television location (joint with Cologne)
Munich is Germany's second biggest location for newspapers and magazines
per cent of the largest production companies for advertising videos in Germany have offices in Munich
institutions for education and training in media

Talent and research

In 1998, 13 institutions for media education and further training teamed up with the State of Bavaria to form MedienCampus Bayern e.V.. This association sees itself as an “umbrella group, central platform, information hub and coordination point for media education and further training”. Its main goals, which it pursues with great success, are to coordinate and network existing educational opportunities. This helps the sector in Bavaria to find plenty of media people with excellent training in all fields.
Universities such as the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF Munich) are just as responsible for media education in Bavaria as institutions such as the Akademie der Bayerischen Presse and the Akademie für Neue Medien Kulmbach. The media education available for training the next generation in Bavaria is just as varied as today's media. But it is not only the excellent media education and further training which scores Bavaria points – the attractive Bavarian way of life is a winning factor, too. This is a reason for many top media people to choose Bavaria as their location. Just one of the reasons why Bavaria has such a large pool of staff.


When talking about the key networks for the media sector in Bavaria, it is impossible not to mention MedienCampus Bayern e.V.. No other network is so important for media education and further training. But of course there are also other networks relevant to the sector, focusing on different areas. These include the Printing and Print Media cluster, which contributes to the expansion of Bavaria's competitive advantage and to increased innovative power for the printing and print media industry in Bavaria, among other activities.
Mediennetzwerk Bayern, which developed out of the former Bavarian Audiovisual Media cluster, is another key network for Bavaria's media sector. The network aims to bring together creative minds and companies in various media segments and to promote mutual exchange of ideas and the development of joint projects. The work of these networks is complemented by that of the media associations in Bavaria, including Verband Druck und Medien Bayern, Verband Bayerischer Zeitungsverleger and Verband der Zeitschriftenverlage in Bayern. And that's not all: it is the variety of the media networks in Bavaria which is so impressive.


Blogs from the media industry

2015 summarized, 2016 in focus: Hub Conference Berlin...

On December 10th, representatives of businesses, science and politics came together in order to review 2015 and discuss disruptive...

Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv or Berlin? A Bavarian start-up...

We have been working on our Blogbox for the past three years. And I doubt that we could have done it in the same way in another city. I...

Captain America: a Hollywood blockbuster powered by...

“Captain America: Civil War”, the upcoming third part of the Captain America comic adaptation set for release next year will be financially...

Royal Bavaria – An app revives the days of Ludwig II

Patron of the arts, builder of palaces, horse lover – the Bavarian king Ludwig II shaped Bavaria more than almost any other monarch. Up to...

Always up-to-date with #bytevaria talk: Our new video...

It is time to get personal at Invest in Bavaria. In the new #bytevaria talk video format, contact partners from Bavarian businesses are on...

Bavaria continues its focus on digitization

The state is going on the offensive to meet the challenges and opportunities of digitization on an equal footing. Minister of Economic...

Bavaria's media-makers of tomorrow

Continuing digitisation has permanently altered the media landscape and created entirely new career opportunities. If Bavaria is to remain...
Aerospace and media: two strong Bavarian sectors in exchange with the USA

Aerospace and media: two strong Bavarian sectors in...

From 31st May to 6th June, a delegation of Bavarian businesspeople and scientists from the fields of aerospace and media visited the US...

Location map

Companies in the Bavarian media sector

We are there for you locally, worldwide

Are you looking for a new company location? We provide you with all the important information and top support for your investment project. Our representative supports you locally in your national language. In addition, our contact in Bavaria is happy to advise you, too. Our service is free and confidential.
Jan Danisman 1540 Broadway 24th Floor 10022 New York +1 212 317-0588
Antonia Zierer 388 Market Street, Suite 1050 94111 San Francisco +1 415 362-1001
Christian Gnam Prinzregentenstr. 22 80538 München +49 89 24210-7506