Koch Media to open Asian offices
Sydney, August 28th 2020 – Koch Media has announced that the group is entering the Asian markets by opening two fully owned publishing offices based in Hong Kong and in Tokyo – later this year.
Both new Koch Media offices will offer the full range of local publishing services to the group’s international partners including, sales, marketing, public relations and more. Additionally, both teams will be acting as primary contact for local publishers and developers and help expand the group´s overall presence in Japan, China and Southeast Asia.
The announcement also comes as a new cooperation agreement between Koch Media and IGGYMOB is announced for their upcoming title Gungrave G.O.R.E. The partnership will see Koch Media overseeing the global publishing activities for one of South Koreas leading console developers.
Andreas Tobler, Director Business Development at Koch Media who is also in charge of Koch Media´s Asian expansion said he was delighted at the new partnership.
“We are honoured that we are able to welcome IGGYMOB as a new partner. The high quality we are seeing from the team and the spirit behind their work, make them a perfect partner for us,” he said.
“We are looking forward to supporting their great work with our publishing teams around the globe. Everyone at Koch Media is eager to communicate more about the amazing work that IGGYMOB are doing in the near future and we are sure that this will prove to be an exciting and highly successful partnership, ” he added.
Based in Seoul, South Korea, Iggymob is comprised of seasoned veterans of the video games industry and young, fresh talent. The multinational team is developing console titlesacross various platforms.
IGGYMOB’s CEO Kim, Ahn-Cheol and SVP Kay Kim said: “Our Partnership with Koch Media will have a powerful impact for us to be recognized globally”. And added “We truly believe that having a partnership and publishing contract with Koch Media is the best decision that we have made for the company. We want to congratulate Koch Media for expanding into the Asian markets and please look forward to the title that IGGYMOB will develop.”
Koch Media’s new presence in Asia is significant. The Japanese subsidiary, based in Tokyo, will be fully operational within the next six weeks, overseeing the group’s activities on the Japanese market. The office, which will be based in Hong Kong, will cover South Korea, SE Asia and China and operations will get underway in Q4 2020.
Koch Media’s CEO – Dr. Klemens Kundratitz – will be acting as Managing Director for both offices along with CFO Dr. Reinhard Gratl and Business Development Director Andreas Tobler. Local Territory Managers Jeremy Zitna and Robert Pontow will build up the local teams.
“Extending the company’s activities in PC/console gaming across global markets and further establishing the Koch Media brand internationally is an essential part of our strategy, “ said Dr. Kundratitz
“Last year we opened new publishing offices in Australia and Poland and our US office Deep Silver, Inc. has been rebranded to Koch Media, Inc. Expanding to the Asian markets is the next logical step for us“, he added.
About Koch Media
Koch Media is a global developer, publisher and distributor of computer and videogames, gaming hardware and merchandise.
The company’s publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe, America and Australia. Koch Media has more than 25 years of experience in the digital media business and has risen to become a leading games publishing partner. Koch Media runs a multi-label strategy with fully owned content providers, including the labels Deep Silver, Milestone and Ravenscourt which publish games for consoles and PC across all physical and digital channels.
Koch Media has formed long-term multi-national publishing collaborations with numerous game publishers including Bethesda, Capcom, Codemasters, Konami, Koei Tecmo, NC Soft, Sega, Square Enix, Warner and many others. With its parent company in Höfen, Austria and the Publishing HQ in Munich, Germany, Koch Media owns local publishing companies in Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Australia, the United States as well as two Asian offices in Tokyo, Japan and Hong Kong.
The Koch Media group owns six game development studios: Deep Silver Volition (Champaign, IL / USA), Deep Silver Dambuster Studios (Nottingham / UK), Deep Silver Fishlabs (Hamburg / Germany), Warhorse Studios (Prague / Czech Republic), Milestone (Milan / Italy) and Voxler (Paris / France). Additionally Koch Media collaborates with numerous independent development studios around the world.
Koch Media also owns Gaya Entertainment, a leading games merchandise company in Langenfeld, Germany and the Quality Assurance Facility in Olomuc, Czech Republic. Furthermore, with Koch Films the Koch Media Group runs an established film business. Koch Films is a European independent film distributor with business primarily in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy as a cinema, TV, online and Home Entertainment distributor.
Koch Media is an Embracer Group company.