Breaking news, background stories, TV ratings, interviews and special coverage of all important events of the TV industry - all this is DWDL.de. We are Germany's leading website for television industry news. With our launch in 2001 we established the first website with real time coverage of the entertainment business in Germany and we continued to innovate since.
DWDL.de is free and financed by advertising, because we believe that in addition to the industry itself more and more consumers are demanding in-depth information about the entertainment business. We try to meet these demands. Having also the audience in mind our coverage sometimes challenges the TV industry, because we are not afraid to ask the right questions.
The Medienmagazin DWDL.de is owned by its founder Thomas Lückerath and Michael Spreng, for over ten years Editor-in-Chief at "Bild am Sonntag", Germany's largest Sunday newspaper. We are based in Cologne, the TV capital of Germany. But with correspondents in Hamburg, Berlin and Munich as well as New York City we are well connected to whatever wherever happens in the TV industry world.
There are websites which are reporting about big events of the television industry without even being at these events - and there is DWDL.de. We follow a very traditional journalism, which is quite rare these days. We are just reporting what we know first hand. Because our readers trust the label DWDL.de for quality coverage. So when something important happens in the TV industry, we are there. Most times.
In addition to several German events we are also partner of international television events and reporting live on location. The Edinburgh International Television Festival, the International Emmy Awards in New York, the MIPTV and MIPCOM in Cannes. We are there if it's about the big names in the business at the Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles or about new creative faces at the New York Television Festival.
All this gives our readers exclusive information and with traditional journalism as well as the use of social media, we can get our readers even closer to the stories. On the other side: DWDL.de can create an audience in Germany for international TV industry events. Reaching broadcasters, studios, licensing partners and media journalists in Germany has never been easier. You want numbers? The next page will give you all the information you want about our readership.
With 1.5 million visits and 3.0 million page impressions per month (May 2015) DWDL.de is among the most read websites for the German media business in general and the number one when it comes to the TV industry. According to the latest survey conducted among our readers over 40 percent of our readers are working in media companies, mostly broadcast companies. About 36 percent are working in advertising and media planning. 23 percent are consumers.
Besides the regular website DWDL.de is offering several other options to get all our content. Over 40 percent of our readers are already using one of our mobile versions of the website - whether its the iPad version or the smartphone one. Various newsletters are received by over 26.700 recipients. And with more than 63.000 followers on Twitter and 34.000 fans on Facebook we have immediate access to our readers via social media.