Fuse Open Letter to MTV

(New York, NY – February 5, 2004) – Fuse the nation's only viewer-driven all music video network, set aside its differences in a sign of solidarity with rival MTV. In light of last Sunday's halftime show "wardrobe malfunction," Fuse publicly offered their support in an open letter that appeared in today's New York Post:

An Open Letter to MTV

Dear Friends at MTV,

Every day the entertainment industry is a victim of senseless, brutal wardrobe malfunctions, accidents, and outright crimes.

MTV, we at Fuse are standing with you!

Even though we are competitors, we think it's time to put aside our differences and take a stand. Let us not dwell on last Sunday's halftime show – the dated songs, the random crotch grabs and the senseless lip-synching. No. Let's put that all aside and focus on the issue at hand:


Many of us here have been victims of wardrobe malfunctions and understand the life-long impact one single costume catastrophe can have.

We at Fuse will support you any way we can. We will continue to play music videos every day, all day, day after day after day.

We are also willing to donate generously to the I.F.D.A.D.A.N.T.* (The Institute For the Development of Advanced Double Adhesive Nipple Tape).

Signed in solidarity,

Your Friends at Fuse

P.S. For what it's worth, we also thought Chicken of the Sea was a chicken-based product.

*Does not exist, but should. Give the Breast a Rest. Watch Music Videos On Fuse.

About Fuse
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. For more information about Fuse, log on to 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.

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