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
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 #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.
Fusion's primetime news programming will include:
"America with Jorge Ramos" – the flagship program in Fusion's primetime lineup, "America with Jorge Ramos" will be a bold, hard-hitting hour with Jorge Ramos, the legendary anchor of "Noticiero Univision," Spanish-language television's #1 newscast, and political affairs show "Al Punto." Ramos will bring his passion, intensity, and fearlessness to the biggest stories of our time – from immigration and marriage equality to gun control and the criminal justice system – and do it for the first time in English. An audience hungry for a sharp, fair and unbiased discussion absent from the national dialogue will find it every night on "America with Jorge Ramos."
Ramos is frequently listed among the most influential, respected and admired Latino leaders in the country. More than 2 million people tune in to his daily broadcast and almost a million to his Sunday morning program. Airs weekdays at 8:00 p.m. ET