Fuse Greenlights 'Off Beat', 'Warped Roadies' and 'G-Life'

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June 5th, 2012

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       Fuse Greenlights Three New Original Series

"Off Beat" Picked Up for 12 Episodes; Slated to Premiere This Summer

"Warped Roadies" Scheduled to Premiere Fall 2012 and "G-Life" in 2013

NEW YORK, June 5, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fuse, the national music
television network of The Madison Square Garden Company (Nasdaq:MSG), today
announced the expansion of its music programming with pick-up orders of
three new, original series, all set to premiere by early 2013.

"There are amazing stories to be told in the world of music, and we're
trying to find them all," said Brad Schwartz, SVP Programming & Operations,
Fuse. "We're thrilled to produce this exciting slate of three signature
series centered around interesting characters leading amplified lives."

The below shows join previously announced brand new episodes of the Fuse
breakout hit "Funny or Die's Billy on The Street," premiering this fall.

"Off Beat" -- A weekly half-hour mash-up of the funniest and most outrageous
music-themed Internet videos and viewer-created clips, hosted by comedian
Mike E. Winfield. Mike E. has not slowed down since his debut on "The Late
Show with David Letterman" and, most recently, his reoccurring role on NBC's
"The Office." Production is underway for
12 episodes, which are set to premiere this summer. "Off Beat" is produced
by FishBowl Worldwide Media and Executive Producers Vin Di Bona, Bruce
Gersh, Susan Levison and Beth Greenwald. Mike Gibbons
("Tosh.0") is signed on as a creative consultant and the showrunner is Steve
Melcher ("The Showbiz Show with David Spade," "Penn & Teller's Bullshit!"
and "Impractical Jokers").

"Warped Roadies" -- A behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of the
Vans Warped Tour as it travels across the country with more than 60 bands.
With the rollout of ten episodes this fall, viewers will get to experience
firsthand what it's like for the young crew that keeps the tour rolling from
city to city, while trying to enjoy the greatest, and yet most challenging,
summer of their lives. "Warped Roadies" is produced by Magilla Entertainment
("Bayou Billionaires," "Moonshiners,"
"Long Island Medium") and Executive Producers include Matthew Ostrom, Brian
Flanagan and Laura Palumbo Johnson.

"G-Life" -- With eight episodes set to kick off in 2013, "G-Life"
follows an Italian-American rapper and his larger-than-life family as they
try to launch the first "family style" run record label:
Tracketeering Records. Viewers will get an inside look at G-Fella, along
with his unrestrained and crazy relatives, as they do everything they can to
achieve musical stardom. This new reality series is Executive Produced by
Vem Miller ("Tattoo Rescue," "Harvest") and produced through Miller's
Sweatshop Media.

Fuse is a dynamic media destination that amplifies audience's lives by
instigating meaningful connections through music information, storytelling
and experiences. The production of the above shows reflect Fuse's robust
expansion pipeline, as the network furthers its commitment to adding
original programming to the existing music-focused lineup. "Off Beat,"
"Warped Roadies" and "G-Life" are the perfect complement to Fuse's signature
programming currently on-air, which includes music trivia game show "Funny
or Die's Billy on The Street,"
Fuse's one-on-one artist interview show "On The Record" and the live concert
series "Fuse Presents" which has featured the biggest names in the industry,
including Drake, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Linkin Park, Maroon 5, JAY-Z, John
Mayer, Kanye West, and Fall Out Boy.

About Fuse

Fuse, the national television network dedicated exclusively to music, brings
viewers closer to their favorite artists and bands by featuring original
series and specials, exclusive interviews, live concerts and video blocks --
all rooted in the music experience. Celebrating the hit makers of today,
familiar favorites and edgy newcomers, Fuse accommodates the wide ranging
tastes and attitudes of its 18-34 year-old audience with compelling music
programming on-air, on-line, on-demand, in HD and via mobile technologies.
Fuse is a part of MSG Media, which includes television networks MSG, MSG
Plus, MSG HD and MSG Plus HD, as well as MSG Interactive, which oversees all
company digital initiatives. MSG Media is a division of The Madison Square
Garden Company (Nasdaq:MSG), along with MSG Sports and MSG Entertainment.
MSG Sports includes the New York Knicks (NBA); the New York Rangers (NHL);
the New York Liberty (WNBA); the Connecticut Whale (American Hockey League);
and MSG Entertainment includes concerts and events at Radio City Music Hall,
Madison Square Garden, the Theater at Madison Square Garden, the Wang
Theatre in Boston, the Beacon Theatre, as well as the legendary Chicago
Theatre, and manages wholly-owned live entertainment properties including
the Radio City Rockettes and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
Additional information about Fuse can be found at www.fuse.tv.
 
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