ZDF Studios & Doclights Renew Partnership


ZDF Studios and unscripted producer Doclights have extended their long-standing partnership.

The continuation of their agreement will see ZDF Studios distributing 24 hours of brand-new documentaries produced by Doclights over the next two years. Among the first three titles on Doclights’ production slate is Poland’s Wild East (German version Polens Osten), which explores the country’s biggest national park, a haven for beavers, otters and countless aquatic birds.

Also on the slate, Iriomote—The Fabric of Life (German version Japans Garden Eden—Die Insel Iriomote) looks at the unique nature of the valuable biodiversity hotspot between the South China Sea and the Pacific that boasts Japan’s most extensive mangrove forests. A Rhino’s Life (German version Nashörner—Mit Herz und Horn) takes viewers on a journey to the African savannah, home to the majestic rhinoceros.

Ralf Rückauer, VP Unscripted, ZDF Studios, said: “Doclights are one of the most skilled and widely-traveled producers of factual content with years of experience in storytelling. It is a company with an excellent worldwide reputation for nature and wildlife film production at the highest level. We are pleased to be able to continue our long-standing partnership with Jörn Röver and his team.”