Fuse Partners With Hot 97 FM Radio as Sole Media Sponsor for Star-Studded Summer Jam X Concert

FUSE Will Film Interviews and Performances From 10th Anniversary Concert Featuring Eminem, 50 Cent, Nelly, Lil’ Kim and More For Sunday, June 22
Fuse Television Premiere

FUSE and Time Warner Road Runner Internet Service Team Up on Concert Giveaway

New York, NY (May 30, 2003) – Fuse, the nation’s only all-music, viewer-influenced television network, will be the sole media sponsor for New York’s Hot 97 FM Radio’s 10th annual Summer Jam X on Tuesday, June 3. Held at Giant Stadium, the concert will mark headliner Eminem’s only New York performance, and will also feature 50 Cent, Nas, Busta Rhymes, Sean Paul, Nelly, Lil Kim, Fabolous & Clipse.

As the event’s exclusive media sponsor, Fuse will go behind-the-scenes to cover what is sure to be one of the most talked about concert events of 2003. Fuse will film performances and interviews with the hottest hip-hop acts at the event for a special Fuse premiere, Fuse Presents: Hot 97 Summer Jam X, to air Sunday, June 22 at 7 PM on Fuse. The program will repeat later that night at midnight; on Tuesday, June 24 at 9 PM and 2 AM; and on Saturday, June 28 at 5 PM. All times are eastern.

Fuse is also teaming with Time Warner Road Runner Internet Service on a Summer Jam X concert ticket giveaway available only to Road Runner customers. Road Runner is sending emails to New York City customers for the chance to win two free tickets to the nearly sold out concert.

“As a big supporter of hip-hop music on television, Fuse is a natural partner for this annual celebration of hip-hop’s biggest artists,” says Fuse President, Marc Juris. “As sole media sponsor, Fuse will be able to capture these performances, as well as behind-the-scenes footage and interviews, in a special Fuse program that will give those viewers who missed the concert a chance to experience it nonetheless.”

“Although this is our 10th Summer Jam, it’s really the first in many ways,” says Hot 97 Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Matt Ross. “Among other firsts, this year marks our first partnership with a cable television network to bring our Summer Jam to a national audience. We’re delighted about our partnership with Fuse. The network has proven to be a great showcase for hip-hop and we’re happy to help raise awareness of Fuse among the hip-hop community.”

Fuse is the nation’s only all-music, viewer-influenced television network, featuring music videos, exclusive artist interviews, live concerts and specials — all rooted in music. 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. Fuse is a network of Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc, the programming subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC). A leader in sports, news and entertainment programming, Rainbow owns and manages national and regional networks including AMC, WE: Women’s Entertainment and IFC.

Press Contacts

  • FUSE:
    Sal Cataldi
    Cataldi PR

  • Georgia Juvelis

  • Hot97 Summer Jam:
    Simone Smalls
    212-333-7728 x118