Press Release: 60 Percent Growth in Show Productions

In 2018, the number of show productions rose from 190 to 320 of which 37 shows were broadcast live.

Managing Director Philip Borbély is very satisfied: “In 2018, the demand for studio capacity has increased again, partly due to comedy formats such as ‘Genial daneben – Das Quiz’ or ‘Mord mit Ansage’.”

Nico Roden, Director Sales & Production, confirms: “Almost the entire ‘Fun Friday’ on Sat.1 has been produced here.”

Also the German versions of ‘Dancing with the Stars’, ‘Shark Tank’, ‘Got Talent’, ‘Idols’, ‘X Factor’, and ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ have been produced with the support of MMC Studios.

In addition, a whopping 530 TV series episodes have been filmed in Cologne, among them the daily series ‘Unter uns’ and ‘Alles was zählt’ as well as the new ZDF series ‘Bauhaus – A New Era’.

Moreover, six movies have been shot on MMC’s soundstages. These included the musical film ‘Ich war noch niemals in New York’, the spy thriller ‘The Operative’ and the mafia drama ‘The Traitor’.

Read the full press release here (in German):

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