New York, NY, March 16, 2004 – Fuse and Wrigley's Winterfresh brand announced today that they will be teaming up for a creative advertising and promotional program that will organically integrate the Winterfresh logo into both on-air and on-line content for the upstart music network.
In a first-of-its-kind campaign, Wrigley has given Fuse the go-ahead to integrate its popular Winterfresh logo in a humorous :10 channel ID. The special branded content will debut on-air, and will also be viewable on the Fuse.tv splash page featured on the broadband edition of the network. Consumers can also use the Winterfresh logo to click-through to the official Winterfresh website (www.winterfresh.com).
"We are very excited about this collaboration," commented Corey Silverman, Fuse's Senior Vice President, Advertising. "We think it's a bold tactic that will really help the Winterfresh brand connect with Fuse's viewers."
"Over the past year, Fuse's irreverence has really struck a power chord with teens," states David Kroll, Director of Consumer Marketing at Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company. "This is not only expressed in the music Fuse plays, but its offbeat on-air look and packaging which are an excellent fit for the Winterfresh message."
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.
About the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company
The Wrigley Company is a recognized leader in the confectionery field and the world's largest manufacturer and marketer of chewing and bubble gum, with global sales of over $3 billion. The Company markets its world-famous brands in over 150 countries. Those brands, a couple of which have been around for over 100 years, include Doublemint, Wrigley's Spearmint, Juicy Fruit, Winterfresh, Extra, Orbit and Eclipse chewing gums. For more information visit www.Wrigley.com.