Founder and Managing Director
Dr. Patrick Hörl is the founder and MD of the factual entertainment label Autentic. The company owns and operates pay TV channels in Europe and South Africa. It produces, co-produces and distributes high-quality documentaries and factual series. Hörl is MD of the pay TV channels SPIEGEL Geschichte and SPIEGEL TV Wissen, a joint venture between Autentic and SPIEGEL TV, and of SPARK, a joint venture between Autentic and ZDF Enterprises. Prior to launching his own business, Hörl worked as MD of Discovery Communications in the German-speaking regions and for Kirch Media and Bayerischer Rundfunk. Hörl is one of the founders of Documentary Campus and serves Chairman of the Board of Campus, a pan-European advanced training program for young filmmakers/aspirants in the fields of documentary film and factual entertainment. Additionally Hörl is member of the Board of Directors of the factual section of Produzentenallianz.