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National Geographic TV opens two new offices

Expanding network has amassed 61.7 million subscribers

National Geographic TV, bursting at the seams from doubling its production in the past two years, has opened offices in New York and Los Angeles.

Nina Weinstein, a producer with the Discovery Production Group, takes over the L.A. headquarters of Nat Geo TV with the title VP of west coast production. Nat Geo has hired another docu producer, Kim Woodward, to run the New York office. Nat Geo is based in Washington, D. C.

Michael Rosenfeld, president of Nat Geo TV, said the goal of Weinstein and Woodward is “reaching out to the creative communities” of L.A. and N.Y., which are repositories of “great talent” and “great ideas for programming.”

“From scientific discoveries to Sudoku, from the war in Iraq to slavery in India,” Rosenfeld said, “we are expanding National Geographic content to include current and relevant issues.”

In addition to programming the Nat Geo Channel, the 24/7 network that has amassed 61.7 million subscribers since it kicked off in January 2001. Nat Geo sells programming to other outlets worldwide, chiefly public broadcasting in the U.S.