Mediafisch establishes TV production boutique Mediawolf in Germany

The TV production company Mediafisch opens an offshoot in Germany, the largest TV market in Europe. Together with German TV producer Dietlinde Stroh, the two partners found Mediawolf GmbH & Co. KG, based in Cologne.

Founded Mediawolf: Marc Görtz, Dietlinde Stroh and Björn Hering (from left to right). (Image: zVg.)

Mediawolf positions itself as a production boutique with a focus on self-developed formats in the factual entertainment, film, documentary and branded entertainment sectors for the German TV market. Dietlinde Stroh, most recently managing director of Tower Productions in Cologne and Berlin, takes over as operational director. Mediafisch, based in Zurich, holds a 50 percent stake in Mediawolf.

"Mediafisch has been planning the move into Europe's largest TV market for some time. Germany is attractive, competitive and ready for new players," says Marc Görtz, Managing Partner of Mediafisch, explaining the leap into Germany. "With Dietlinde, we have now found the perfect partner to implement our boutique approach consistently and successfully in Germany." Mediafisch founder and partner Björn Hering adds, "With our experienced teams in Switzerland, Singapore and the U.S., and now with Mediawolf in Germany, we will create synergies in the creative and personnel areas that will make our Mediazoo an attractive business partner internationally as well."

According to Dietlinde Stroh, demand for new content in the entertainment industry and in the advertising market in Germany is higher than ever: "Entertainment on all platforms in all formats is more in demand than ever. At the same time, a strong consolidation is underway on the producer side. This offers opportunities for new, creative content producers with fresh ideas."

At Tower Productions, Stroh was responsible for formats such as "Das grosse Backen" for SAT.1, "Undercover Boss" for RTL and "Mein Hund fürs Leben - Sonja Zeitlos Pfotenteam" for ZDF. She expanded Tower's portfolio to include fiction.

Mediafisch was founded in 2008, employs around 40 people in Switzerland and produces in-house developed or licensed formats in the areas of factual entertainment, shows, documentaries and branded entertainment for all platforms. In the digital unit "Creators-Pool" established in 2018, digital content concepts are developed and produced for clients. Mediafisch is globally networked with partner agencies in Singapore (Mediadragon) and the USA (Mediaeagle, Fidelio Films).

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