Studio Hamburg merges non-fiction divisions

DocLights to combine nature docs and factual entertainment

COLOGNE, Germany -- German production giant Studio Hamburg has merged its nature documentary and factual entertainment divisions into one non-fiction department, called DocLights.

Former nature doc boss Jorn Rover and factual entertainment head Michaela Hummel will jointly run DocLights under the oversight of Studio Hamburg Production Group executives Michael Lehmann and Andreas Knoblauch.

To further boost its non-fiction slate, Studio Hamburg recently acquired 45% equity stakes in Agenda Media, a specialist in investigative documentaries and a 25.1% share in Gruppe 5, a producer of high-end nature and science formats.