Jump to Navigation Jump to search Jump to Content Jump to Footer

The media location NRW

News for Germany

Top-class media and creative center

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.


total workforce
NRW is a major center for the media and creative industries – as evidenced in more than 24,000 enterprises, a total workforce of more than 412,000 and annual sales of almost €122 billion

No 1

in Germany
In terms of revenues Düsseldorf is Germany's number one advertising industry location

40 %

in NRW
More than 40 percent of Germany's mobile communication companies are headquartered in NRW

25 %

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.


Unternehmen aus den Medien in NRW

Multimedia mega star

Enlightener for many generations

Inventor of new worlds

Thrilling to the final whistle

Further links and information

Photo credits

© NRW.Global Business
© rkl_foto, shutterstock.com
© Casimiro PT, shutterstock.com
© Billion Photos, shutterstock.com
© sezer66, shutterstock.com
© Sergei Elagin, shutterstock.com

Innovation topics

North Rhine-Westphalia has long since ceased to be just the land of heavy industry and staid SMEs. In a dynamic environment of excellent research clusters, innovative startups, world market and industry leaders and globally active SMEs, a federal state has developed that stands for economic success in Germany like no other. Whether e-mobility, cyber security, Industry 4.0 or biotech or medtech: In NRW, people are already working on the future.




Smart industry




Smart mobility