Berlin, Berlin,Babelsberg- the medialandscape of Berlin-Brandenburg is film location number 1. More than 300 films are made around the Berlin area every year, making it a hub for German Film. The production companies are supported in part from the regional funding institution Medienboard and the nationally operating FFA. The German Film Prize (Deutscher Filmpreis) and innumerable movie premiers help generate and encourage networking within the industry.
Due to excellent conditions for production as well as desirable film locations, Berlin also attracts international producers. The film and television industry is also a significant employer in Berlin. It employs about 12 percent of Germany’s working population. Over 40 percent of the annual turnover of round 2,000 film and television companies based here in Berlin is generated by television productions. Berlin-Brandenburg is considered to be one of the future’s most important TV production locations.
Moreover, the Berlin region offers one of the most diverse radio markets in Europe with 40 radio broadcasters in total. Around 30 different stations can be received only over ultra short wave frequencies on analogue and terrestrial channels.