Numerous studies have demonstrated the positive effects of intergroup contact on the evaluation of out-group members, which corresponds to the fundamental aspects of the contact hypothesis. At group level, contact promotes the degradation of stereotypes and prejudice against out-groups. Generally, the in-group is perceived more differentiated and less stereotypically as foreign groups are.The present study examines the impact of media provocation, in relation to the stereotypical view of groups. Here the influence of the identification with the in-group was controlled. The two groups were built by the nationalities Austria and Germany, in which contact with the respective other group was considered. The sample consisted a total of 359 Austrian and German subjects, each living in their own vs. in the other country (low contact vs. high contact). As provocative media served short videos in which respectively each nationality cheated on the other, by making fun of it.As literature shows, provocation can be seen as a threat to the own person or to a persons own social group, which suggests a raise in stereotyping the threatening group.The results of the current study showed that in both conditions, with high and with low contact to the provocative group, people did not increase stereotypes about them, after media provocation. Moreover, Austrians, depending on neutral media influence, rated their own group more stereotype than after provocative treatment. Generally, the in-group, compared to the out-group, was not perceived less stereotypical. Another result on the edge shows, that in Germany based Austrians are more patriotic than those in their home country as well as abroad (Austria) living Germans.