via press release:
FUSION UNVEILS PROGRAMMING TO ENGAGE AND CHAMPION A DIVERSE AMERICA
NEW NETWORK LAUNCHES MONDAY, OCTOBER 28
Jorge Ramos and Leon Krauze – Two of the Most Popular Journalists in America –
Lead Evening News Programming
David Javerbaum, 12-Time Emmy Award Winner and Former Executive Producer
Of “The Daily Show,” to Lead Original Nightly Satire Block
Original Series and Documentaries on Weekends in Primetime
Round Out the Week
August 1, 2013 – Miami, FL Fusion, the groundbreaking news, information and lifestyle network for Latinos and millennials, today announced the channel will launch in millions of households nationwide. Fusion also unveiled key parts of its programming lineup featuring news, satire and original series.
“We believe our programs – visually compelling, creatively produced and laced with humor and irreverence – will resonate with Latinos and non-Latinos alike,” said Beau Ferrari, acting President for Fusion. “Fusion’s unique combination of news, satire and original series is a completely new offering for the most exciting and fastest-growing group of young people in the country.”
Jorge Ramos, the No. 1 Spanish-language television anchor, and Leon Krauze, one of the most popular local broadcasters in America, will lead Fusion’s primetime news block.
David Javerbaum, 12-time Emmy Award winner and former Executive Producer and Head Writer for “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” will oversee content for Fusion’s nightly block of satire programming and develop the next generation of comedy for the network. (READ HERE: Comedy Heavyweight David Javerbaum Joins Fusion).
Original series, specials and documentaries on weekend nights round out Fusion’s signature mix of current events, information, entertainment and humor.
Six of the nation’s biggest cable distributors have already agreed to carry the network, including Cablevision, Charter, Cox, AT&T U-verse, Verizon FiOS and Google Fiber.
Fusion’s digital presence will come alive in October online and across mobile screens and tablets via video, graphics, memes and dogged journalism. At launch Fusion will reach a huge community of people across every popular social media network, fueling its ability to share compelling stories, break news and make people laugh. Over 4 million people are already following Fusion online.