Media in Berlin

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Headquarters of the Axel Springer SE

Berlin is a major media centre in Germany and Europe.


It is home to many international and regional television and radio stations.[1] The public broadcaster RBB has its headquarters in Berlin next to commercial broadcasters MTV Europe, VIVA and N24. German international public broadcaster Deutsche Welle has its TV production unit in Berlin, and most national German broadcasters have a studio in the city including RTL.


Berlin has Germany's largest number of daily newspapers, with numerous local broadsheets (Berliner Morgenpost, Berliner Zeitung, Der Tagesspiegel), and three major tabloids, as well as national dailies of varying sizes, each with a different political affiliation, such as Die Welt, Junge Welt, Neues Deutschland, and Die Tageszeitung. The Exberliner, a monthly magazine, is Berlin's English-language periodical focusing on arts and entertainment. Berlin headquarters two major German-language publishing houses Walter de Gruyter and Springer, each of which publish books, periodicals, and multimedia products.[citation needed]


Entrance to the Babelsberg Studios

The European and German film industry is present,[2] hosting more than 1000 film and television production companies, 270 movie theaters. Some 300 national and international co-productions are filmed in the region every year.[3] The historic Babelsberg Studios and the production company UFA are located in nearby Potsdam.

The city is home to the European Film Academy and the German Film Academy, and hosts the annual Berlin Film Festival. Founded in 1951, the festival has been celebrated annually in February since 1978. With over 430,000 admissions it is the largest publicly attended film festival in the world.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Media Companies in Berlin and Potsdam". medienboard. Archived from the original on June 2, 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2008. 
  2. ^ "Wall-to-wall culture". The Age. Australia. 10 November 2007. Retrieved 30 November 2007. 
  3. ^ "Berlin fact sheet" (PDF). Retrieved 19 August 2008. 
  4. ^ "European Film Academy". European Film Academy. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Berlin Film Festival". Retrieved 7 April 2012. 

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