Health and wellness cable network Veria Living has opened a Manhattan studio and named David Kutz executive in charge of production of the new outpost.
The studio and post-production facility will produce original programming for the network’s daytime slots, kicking off with Rock Your Yoga, a show debuting on May 14, hosted by wellness and yoga expert Sadie Nardini.
Veria Living will produce additional series, including cooking and talk shows, at the studio in May. The network is also ramping up its primetime original programming with two new series, starring Ayurveda healer Yogi Cameron and healthy food expert chef Nathan Lyon, currently in production.
Kutz joins Veria Living from Longtail Distribution Network, where he served as president.
Prior to that, he was the VP of operations and program administration at Rainbow Media Holdings’ VOOM HD Networks.
“We are thrilled to open up this brand new production facility in the heart of midtown Manhattan, and to bring on board someone as experienced as David to run it,” said Paul Cestari, the assistant general manager for Veria Living.
“Sadie’s show encompasses everything Veria Living stands for – a wellness journey that’s fun,” he added. “It’s the perfect way to kick off our new daypart and we have plans to follow it up with multiple fitness, cooking and talk shows, all broadcasting from our new NYC studio space.”