Media City Leipzig

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Media City Leipzig

The Media City Leipzig (spelling: media city leipzig ) is a building complex serving television and film production in the southern suburb of Leipzig , which was opened on May 2, 2000 on the site of the former slaughterhouse . To the north it borders on the premises of the MDR television headquarters .

There are five identical four-story office buildings on Altenburger Strasse, with green inner courtyards between them. The studio complex with four studios with areas between 50 m² and 1500 m² extends at right angles to the extension of Steinstrasse . In the junction between the two building ensembles there is a glass hall, the so-called media garden. A large workshop and storage area extends behind the rows of buildings. The exterior of the modern building is kept in a uniform sand color based on the earlier yellow clinker building of the slaughterhouse.

The office buildings are used by almost 90 companies and service providers from the film and television industry, radio, and the web and print media. These include, for example, ariane-film (“animal, animal”), Altayfilm (“Wildes Deutschland”, “The Little Caucasus”), Günther Bigalke (“Sagenhaft” with Axel Bulthaupt ), Saxonia Entertainment (“Music for you”, “ Quickie ”) and Saxonia Media Filmproduktion .

The latter produces the television series “ In allerfreund ” in two of the four studios . But there are also studios that allow audience participation (" riverboat "). In 2017 the virtual reality experience space "LEAVR" and a 360-degree cinema were opened. The glass media garden is particularly used for galas, company celebrations and television recordings.

The workshops are operated by Media City Atelier (MCA) GmbH, a media, TV and film service company that, for example, equips programs such as “Die Feste” with Florian Silbereisen from MDR for the first time. The MDR's extensive stock of props is also stored here.

For the broadcasts of the 2018 Winter Olympics , the joint national broadcasting center of ARD and ZDF was set up in studios 4 and 5 of the Media City , in which around 100 employees from ARD and ZDF were active.

The Media City Leipzig and the neighboring MDR can be visited as part of the studio tour by appointment.

The entire facilities of Media City Leipzig are managed by DREFA Immobilien Management GmbH (DIM). It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DREFA Media Holding GmbH and thus of Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk.

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Individual evidence

  1. nearly- media_city_leipzig_von_gmp_eroeffnet_6957.html
  2. media city leipzig. Retrieved May 9, 2018 .
  3. LEAVR, Home. Retrieved May 9, 2018 .
  4. The festivities with Florian Silbereisen | . In: First German Television (ARD) . ( [accessed on May 9, 2018]).
  5. Olympia in the media city. Retrieved February 23, 2018 .
  6. ^ MDR - The Studio Tour Home. Retrieved on May 9, 2018 (German).

Coordinates: 51 ° 19 ′ 4.2 ″  N , 12 ° 23 ′ 0.8 ″  E