(New York, August 8, 2004) – Fuse, the nations' only viewer-driven, all-music network, announced today that beginning on Monday, October 4, 2004, the network will launch a three-hour late night programming block consisting of a new hour-long hosted music video show, three new series specials and three existing original series.
"Our goal is to keep music lovers completely sleep deprived," said Robert Weiss, Head of Programming, Fuse. "In just 18 months, Fuse has had incredible success establishing itself as the only all music network. The After Party block extends the network's compelling flow of music shows that viewers will make appointments to watch."
The "After Party" lineup will include:
After Party Video Hour
Series Premiere: Monday, October 4th @ 12:30am (ET)
Only for night owls, sparks fly after dark when VJ Juliya, the outspoken metal mistress of "Uranium" who would sooner bite your tongue than bite her own, and Marianela, the hip-hop hostess of "Daily Download," get together to host this nightly video flow for the hottest videos in rock, pop, hip-hop, and metal.
Airs: Monday – Friday at 1:30am (ET)
Featuring legendary artists along with the most flavorful up and comers, Authentic Hip Hop presents the latest and greatest videos from the world of rap and hip-hop.
Airs: Monday – Friday at 2:30am (ET)
Not for the weak of heart, 4Play puts viewers on the edge of their seat with non-stop extreme sports action and rocking music videos. Presented in a four-way split screen, 4Play delivers exciting sports moments along with the hottest music videos providing the soundtrack.
The After Party late night block will also kick-off a new series, d'Fused, which gives viewers a deeper look into the hottest artists and breaking music trends. For the month of October, the first episodes will be presented in conjunction with the editors of Maxim magazine's first-ever music issue, which hits newsstands on September 16th, 2004.
d'Fused: The Fuse Girls
Premieres: Monday, October 4th @ 12am
Fuse VJs Juliya and Marianela invite viewers to an exclusive behind-the-scenes peek their photo shoot for Maxim's music issue.
d'Fused: Authentic Hip-Hop Artists
Premieres: Tuesday, October 5th @ 12am (ET)
Fuse and Maxim editors will count down the hottest hip-hop artists leading the pack. From Jay-Z and Kayne to Beyoncé and Lil' Kim, these artists put the "ill" in skills.
d'Fused: Hottest Rising Stars
Premieres: Wednesday, October 6th @ 12am
This special rounds up the newest crop of singers and bands charting course for a platinum future.
Fuse, a network of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, is the nation's only all-music, viewer-influenced television network, featuring music videos, exclusive artist interviews, live concerts and specials — all rooted in the music experience. Fuse reflects the rapidly changing interests and attitudes of its 12-34 year-old audience by uniting the media platforms that are at the center of their communication and entertainment – TV, online, and interactive games – and by incorporating their opinions and suggestions into its on-air and online programming. More information about Fuse is available at www.fuse.tv.
About Rainbow Media Holdings LLC:
A leader in sports, news and entertainment programming, Rainbow Media Holdings LLC is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC). Rainbow Media owns and manages national networks: AMC, Fuse, IFC (The Independent Film Channel) and WE: Women's Entertainment; as well as the on-demand services: Mag Rack, Uncensored On Demand, World Picks On Demand and World Picks Networks. Rainbow Media's other businesses include its regional programming services – MetroChannels, News 12 Networks and Rainbow Sports Networks – in addition to the Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation and Rainbow Network Communications. Rainbow Media is also a 50 percent partner in Fox Sports Net.