Erik Struve Hansen

Erik Struve Hansen (born 1973) is head of the department DR Ung in Danish Broadcasting Corporation and has been Executive Producer on many productions made by DR Ung. DR Ung is a production unit inside Danish Broadcasting Corporation and its productions air on Danish TV channel DR3, which aims for the younger Dane (target: 15-39 years) and in its 4½ years lifetime has taken a strong position in the Danish TV market as an original, modern, bold, sometimes controversial and experimenting channel. This position as a power brand is gained not at least because of the long list of reportage-series, documentaries, studio programmes etc from DR Ung, which are all original formats developed by DR Ung.

Although DR3 is a niche channel from Danish Broadcasting Corporation a lot of Danes would know of and have seen the titles from DR Ung, such as Monte Carlo Love PutinPrincesses From the BlockPetra Dates the WorldThe Murderer on the White Horse etc. The internationally most know and acclaimed production from DR Ung – and from Erik Struve Hansen as Executive Producer – is I Am The Ambassador, which is a reportage-series about the professional and private life of the formerly American ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark and openly gay, Rufus Gifford. A show which was developed and pitched by Erik Struve Hansen, and as the first Danish non-fiction TV series has been sold to Netflix International in 2016 and can be seen on Netflix in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, the Benelux-countries, Australia and New Zealand. It has also been sold to iTunes in the US and TVO in Canada.

Before starting working as head of DR Ung, Erik Struve Hansen, has been working as a journalist and filmmaker for mainly Danish Broadcasting Corporation but also TV2 Zulu and the Danish newspaper Børsen and Euroman Magazine.