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News from Koch Media, Michael Telecom and Tech Data

Germany: gaming specialist Koch Media has partnered with THQ Nordic to distribute its latest titles in the country. Telecom and telephony specialist Michael Telecom has hired Andreas Schulz as business development manager, in charge of its new Digital Signage BU. Finally, broadliner Tech Data has expanded its catalog with D-Link and TP-Link smart home solutions (source: CRN Deutschland, Telecom Handel Deutschland and IT Reseller Schweiz).

Milestone signs distribution partnership with Koch Media

Italian developer and publisher Milestone and gaming specialist Koch Media have announced a new partnership, which begins with the release of the next entry in Milestone's celebrated MXGP franchise. Alongside MXGP3 – The Official Motocross Videogame, Koch Media will exclusively distribute Milestone's upcoming 2017 titles, including MotoGP 17 and an unannounced game due later in the year. The release of these upcoming titles will be supported by Koch Media's experienced marketing and communication teams across its local offices in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. "We are extremely pleased to have opened our new distribution agreement with Koch Media. A long established, well respected and strong company in the UK market. They have a wealth of experience in the racing genre and we are confident that together we can build an even greater demand for Milestone products", affirms Luisa Bixio VP Milestone. Craig McNicol, Koch Media's Managing Director of Northern Europe, added: "We are thrilled to be working alongside Milestone on their upcoming slate of titles. Milestone's talent and commitment to quality has established them as one of the leading publishers in the genre. We're dedicated to driving the success of these titles as we work towards their release."

Koch Media and Codemasters sign global distribution and co-publishing deal

Leading developer and publisher Codemasters and gamind specialist Koch Media have unveiled a global distribution and co-publishing agreement. The partnership will see Koch Media take on sole distribution of Codemasters 2016 titles in EMEA (through its offices in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) and exclusively co-publish in the Americas. "We are very excited to re-start a wide-reaching business partnership with Codemasters. Codemasters will complement our roster of AAA games from Deep Silver, Square, Sega and many other strategic partners. As part of the deal, our physical and digital distribution power combined will bolster some of the finest racing games ever produced", said Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Koch Media. "With a great line up of new titles combined with Koch Media's large distribution network and territory knowledge behind us, we are confident of a very successful 2016", said Frank Sagnier, CEO of Codemasters.

Koch Media hires Andreas Tobler

Germany: gaming editor and distributor Koch Media has hired Andreas Tobler, the founder of several companies in the gaming industry, as business development director. Andreas will develop new businesses and coordinate new projects for Koch Media.

Avanquest and Koch Media in partnership

Germany: software specialists and reeditors Koch Media and Avanquest have inked a strategic partnership through which Koch Media will distribute Avanquest-branded products, while Avanquest will mostly focus on sourcing of new titles.


Koch Media GmbH

Koch Media GmbH
Lochhamer Straße 9
D-82152 Planegg bei München
Phone : +49 (0)89 24245 0
Fax : +49 (0)89 24245 100
Website :
E-mail :


General manager : Dr Klemens Kundratitz (*** ****** ********* ** **)
General manager : Dr Stefan Kapelari (*** ****** ********* ** )
CFO : Dr Stefan Kapelari (*** ****** ********* ** )
Sales director : Mr Dietmar Tönges (*** ****** ********* **)
Marketing director : Mr Mario Gerhold (*** ****** ********* **)
Marketing director : Mrs Nicole Solder (*** ****** ********* *)
CTO : Dr Juri Vaisman (*** ****** ********* *)
Sales manager : Mr Boris Ilic (*** ****** ********)
Division director or manager : Mr Thorsten Feldmann (*** ****** ********* ** )
Division director or manager : Mr Sebastian Linding (*** ****** ********* **)
Division director or manager : Mr Andreas Tobler (*** ****** ********* )
Purchase director or manager : Mrs Eveline Wolff (*** ****** *********)
Human resources manager : Mrs Susanne Schirnharl (*** ****** ********* ** *)
Communication director or manager : Mrs Ute Palmer-Horn (*** ****** ********* *)
Product manager : Mr Martin Böcking (*** ****** ********* ** )
Corporate account manager : Mr Bernhard Erlbeck (*** ****** ********* **)


Creation year : 1994
Handelsregisternummer : München HRB 105290
VAT number : DE 166 181 722
Annual turnover
2010 : 54,95 M€
2009 : 104,26 M€
2008 : 94,96 M€
2007 : 90,60 M€
2005 : 116,19 M€
Indirect turnover : 100%
Specialist : Games, software
Main brands : ACD Systems, Corel, Cyberlink, Kaspersky Lab, Steganos
Clients : Associations, corporate resellers, dealers, department stores, distributors, e-commerce, hypermarkets, IT consulting and service providers, mail-order resellers, multispecialists, outlets, semi-distributors, SOD, specialized resellers, specialized retailers, superstores, VAR
Employees : 124 people