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Brainpool TV GmbH
Schanzenstrasse 22
51063 Cologne
Tel: +49 221 6509-0

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Brainpool was founded by Jörg Grabosch, Martin Kess and Ralf Günther in 1994 and is today one of Germany’s most successful independent TV producers for comedy and light entertainment. Every year, Brainpool produces almost 320 hours of television programming, broadcast by Germany’s leading entertainment stations including ProSieben, Sat.1 and RTL. Brainpool collaborates with such stars as Stefan Raab, Anke Engelke, Bastian Pastewka, Christoph Maria Herbst, Cindy aus Marzahn, Axel Stein and Christian Ulmen. TV total, Beat you Host!, Stars in Danger, Dr. Psycho, Pastewka, Lady Kracher and Stromberg are just a few examples of the hugely successful Brainpool productions that have received multiple national and international awards.

The basis of the Brainpool business model is the creation of strong television brands and their systematic exploitation along the entire value-added chain. The issuing of limited broadcasting licenses to the respective station enables Brainpool to comprehensively exploit the ancillary rights in respect to free-TV, pay-TV, the Internet, DVD, CD and multimedia. Responsible for this exploitation is the 100%-owned subsidiary, Brainpool Artist & Content Services GmbH. Banijay Entertainment and Brainpool have been participating in a joint venture since July 2009.



TV Total

Pro7 (Germany)


Sat.1 (Germany)

Schlag den Raab (Beat Your Host!)

Pro7 (Germany)