A new network is set to launch on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. Fusion is a joint venture between ABC and Univision. While the network is aimed at the English-speaking Latino population, the satirical and newsy programming the network will feature should appeal to core demographics, regardless of ethnicity.
Thanks to ABC and Univision’s previously established carrier contracts, Fusion will premiere in approximately 20 million homes when it begins its broadcast at 6:57 p.m. ET. Look for it on Cablevision, Charter, Cox, AT&T U-verse, and Google Fiber to start.
David Javerbaum, 11-time Emmy winner and former head writer/executive producer for “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” will oversee Fusion’s nightly block of satire programming and primetime comedy development.
Javerbaum is currently in production on “Good Morning Today,” a nightly satire show which will incorporate digital animation with live actors. The show is produced in collaboration with The Jim Henson Company and Robot Chicken producers ShadowMachine.
On the news side of the network, Fusion will launch “America with Jorge Ramos” as its flagship program. Ramos is a popular anchor with Univision. Descriptions of the show remind me of CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360.”
Fusion is not without competitors. Sean Combs’ new music focused Revolt TV just debuted.
Will you watch Fusion?