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Media and creative industry

Berlin's lively media and creative scene is booming. It contributes greatly to the growth in employment across the city's economy.

over 46,000
approx. 50,470
36 bn. €
annual turnover

In a nationwide comparison, the cultural and creative industries have experienced above-average growth in terms of sales and employment in recent years. Creative and media professionals from all over the world are drawn to the German capital. They are supported by an outstanding support for creative professionals.

  • Nr. 1 film region with major international productions
  • Headquarters of Axel Springer AG, Universal Music Germany, Viacom International Media Networks, Wooga, Welt, DW-TV, rbb, Netflix, Sony Deutschland
  • Germany's music capital with an annual turnover of  700 million
  • Most varied newspaper region and Germany's strongest publishing location
  • International event location: Berlinale, German Film Awards, Media Convention, Gamesweek, Deutscher Computerspielpreis, re:publica and Berlin Fashion Week
  • Unique environment for science, research and education in Europe
  • Berlin is a hotspot for the international games industry and e-sports companies.
  • Twice a year, Berlin Fashion Week brings fashion lovers and the fashion industry together.

Numerous companies from the media landscape have settled in Berlin. All of the major international broadcasters, news agencies, and editorial offices are represented here. With its good production infrastructure, funding conditions, and creative atmosphere, the capital region is a magnet for producers, film distributors, streaming portals, and VFX companies from all over the world.

The key areas of Berlin's media and creative industries are:

(Sources: Berlin Partner, 2018; Senate Departemente for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises)

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Media and creative industries in Berlin

Use our interactive industry map to learn more about selected locations and available infrastructure - in 2D and in 3D.

Interactive Map

(Source of data in illustration: Federal Employment Agency Oct. 2020; medien.barometer 2019/2020 (companies/annual turnover 2017))

Your contact

Justina Siegmund-Born

Justina Siegmund-Born

Head of Unit
Media |
Creative Industries |
Service Industries

Further information

Creative City Berlin


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