You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Newsweek, Carlton team

Reality specials, series to be main focus of venture

NEW YORK — Newsweek Prods., the magazine TV arm responsible for the PBS series “HealthWeek” and such specials as “John Glenn: American Hero” and “Destination Space,” has partnered with Carlton Television in the U.K. to develop content for international broadcast and cable.

The venture will focus on nonfiction and reality specials and series. Newsweek Prods. and Carlton, a production company and international distributor of TV and film, will create a development fund to finance projects in their early stages. They expect to announce a slate by the end of 2000.

Development and project decisions will be overseen by a joint editorial board consisting of Newsweek Prods. prexy and Washington Post Co. veep Patrick Butler, Carlton program director Steve Hewlett, Carlton controller of factual programming Polly Bide and Newsweek Prods. veep Timothy Smith.

Former BBC TV News head Richard Clemmow will be the executive in charge of production.

“The joint venture will greatly expand our ability to develop and produce nonfiction programs for both the U.S. and international markets,” said Butler.

More TV

  • Sky Withdraws Recommendation of Fox Takeover

    Sky Withdraws Recommendation of Fox Takeover After Comcast Offer

    NEW YORK — Newsweek Prods., the magazine TV arm responsible for the PBS series “HealthWeek” and such specials as “John Glenn: American Hero” and “Destination Space,” has partnered with Carlton Television in the U.K. to develop content for international broadcast and cable. The venture will focus on nonfiction and reality specials and series. Newsweek Prods. […]

  • viacom logo

    International TV Growth, Paramount Gains Power Viacom Q2 Earnings

    NEW YORK — Newsweek Prods., the magazine TV arm responsible for the PBS series “HealthWeek” and such specials as “John Glenn: American Hero” and “Destination Space,” has partnered with Carlton Television in the U.K. to develop content for international broadcast and cable. The venture will focus on nonfiction and reality specials and series. Newsweek Prods. […]

  • A view of the headquarter of

    Comcast Makes Formal $31 Billion Offer for Sky

    NEW YORK — Newsweek Prods., the magazine TV arm responsible for the PBS series “HealthWeek” and such specials as “John Glenn: American Hero” and “Destination Space,” has partnered with Carlton Television in the U.K. to develop content for international broadcast and cable. The venture will focus on nonfiction and reality specials and series. Newsweek Prods. […]

  • Rod Henwood Joins 'The Night Manager'

    Zodiak and Channel 4 Alum Rod Henwood Joins 'The Night Manager' Producer The Ink Factory

    NEW YORK — Newsweek Prods., the magazine TV arm responsible for the PBS series “HealthWeek” and such specials as “John Glenn: American Hero” and “Destination Space,” has partnered with Carlton Television in the U.K. to develop content for international broadcast and cable. The venture will focus on nonfiction and reality specials and series. Newsweek Prods. […]

  • Sony Pacts with Komixx for Young

    Sony Pacts with Komixx for Young Adult Content

    NEW YORK — Newsweek Prods., the magazine TV arm responsible for the PBS series “HealthWeek” and such specials as “John Glenn: American Hero” and “Destination Space,” has partnered with Carlton Television in the U.K. to develop content for international broadcast and cable. The venture will focus on nonfiction and reality specials and series. Newsweek Prods. […]

  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

    Hank Azaria Says He's Willing to 'Step Aside' From Controversial Apu Role

    NEW YORK — Newsweek Prods., the magazine TV arm responsible for the PBS series “HealthWeek” and such specials as “John Glenn: American Hero” and “Destination Space,” has partnered with Carlton Television in the U.K. to develop content for international broadcast and cable. The venture will focus on nonfiction and reality specials and series. Newsweek Prods. […]

  • Sense8

    TV News Roundup: ‘Sense8’ Finale Special Sets Netflix Premiere Date

    NEW YORK — Newsweek Prods., the magazine TV arm responsible for the PBS series “HealthWeek” and such specials as “John Glenn: American Hero” and “Destination Space,” has partnered with Carlton Television in the U.K. to develop content for international broadcast and cable. The venture will focus on nonfiction and reality specials and series. Newsweek Prods. […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content