Koch Media

For the multinational corporation owned by the Koch brothers, see Koch Industries.
Koch Media
Industry Interactive entertainment
Founded 1994
Headquarters Planegg, Germany
Key people
Klemens Kundratitz - CEO
Stefan Kapelari - Chairman
Number of employees
800+ (2016)
Divisions Deep Silver
Website www.kochmedia.com

Koch Media GmbH is a German media enterprise started in 1994 by Franz Koch and Klemens Kundratitz.[1] Koch Media is headquartered in Planegg, Bavaria, Germany.[2]

The Koch Media group produces, markets and distributes digital entertainment products and accessories in Europe and North America. Its business areas include distribution of media products, including movies, software products and video games publishing under the Deep Silver label.

Koch Media has subsidiaries in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.[3]


The history of Koch Media includes the following milestones:[4]

Deep Silver

Main article: Deep Silver

Deep Silver is Koch Media's video game label. Founded in 2002, it has published and co-published some major titles.[4] Deep Silver has released more than two hundred games since 2003.[7]

In 2013, Deep Silver attracted strong criticism for marketing the game Dead Island: Riptide with a statuette of a mutilated female torso, and for continuing to sell the statuette after initially apologizing for it.[8]


  1. "German Trade Association of Interactive Entertainment Software (BIU) - official website". Retrieved 2011-10-14.
  2. "Contact." Koch Media. Retrieved on September 13, 2016. "Headquarter Koch Media GmbH Lochhamer Str. 9 82152 Planegg Deutschland"
  3. "Offices - Company - Koch Media GmbH - leading, independent producer and marketer of digital entertainment products". Kochmedia.com. Retrieved 2013-08-20.
  4. 1 2 "Koch Media Company page - History Section". Retrieved 2011-10-14.
  5. "MCV UK Dead Island". Retrieved 2011-10-14.
  6. Goldfarb, Andrew. "THQ Dissolved, Saints Row, Company of Heroes Devs Acquired". IGN.
  7. "Deep Silver About Company page". Retrieved 2011-10-14.
  8. Corriea, Alexa Ray (23 April 2013). "Dead Island: Riptide edition with severed torso statue still available in Europe, Australia". Polygon. Retrieved 27 April 2013.

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