New Orleans, LA, May 2, 2004 – Fuse, the nation's only viewer-driven, all-music network, will begin celebrating the network's exclusive national media sponsorship of the 10th Anniversary Van's Warped Tour with "Warped Wednesdays" – a slate of weekly programming premiering on June 16th. Tied around the U.S.'s longest-running music festival tour, "Warped Wednesdays" will air in conjunction with promotional spots and tour date announcements and provide build-up for a 90-minute concert special on Friday, September 24th, at 7:00 p.m.
The announcement was made here today at the National Cable Television Association's annual convention by Marc Juris, President of Fuse.
The roster of acts, which includes Bad Religion, Good Charlotte, Taking Back Sunday, New Found Glory and over thirty other popular bands, will be officially unveiled during Fuse's live daily telecast along with other exclusives from the tour, which kicks off in Houston on June 25th.
"The Warped Tour is the preeminent summer youth event, and Fuse is excited to be the exclusive national broadcast partner and presenter," commented Juris, adding "This sponsorship affirms the network's commitment to supporting both established and emerging artists with unique strategic relationships that mean good business for ourselves and our partners and good music for our viewers."
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.