The much anticipated launch of Fusion is today. The cable channel joint venture from ABC-Univision will click off with exclusive Interview with President Obama. The new channel will launch in millions of households nationwide. Six of the nation’s biggest cable distributors have already agreed to carry the network, including Cablevision, Charter, Cox, AT&T U-verse, Verizon FiOS and Google Fiber. The jury is still out on whether advertisers will be able to sustain the new network.
Fusion is launching today with an exclusive interview with President Obama airing during a special 7:00 p.m., ET edition of “AMERICA with Jorge Ramos.” . Fusion will launch in millions of households nationwide as six major distributors have already agreed to carry the cable network including Cablevision, Charter, Cox, AT&T U-Verse, Verizon FiOS and Google Fiber.
Fusion will launch at 6:57 p.m. EST.
Fusion — the news, pop culture, and satire tv and digital network from ABC News and Univision — will launch at 6:57 p.m. EST. The President will speak with Fusion White House Correspondent and ABC News Senior National Correspondent Jim Avila. The interview will take place Monday afternoon at the White House and air first on “AMERICA.” Portions of the interviews will also be highlighted across ABC News and Univision News broadcasts and platforms on Tuesday, October 29.
In addition, Jorge Ramos sits down with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for their first one-on-one interview. They discuss immigration reform, Cruz’s political future and Obamacare among other topics. Jorge Ramos also traveled to Arizona last month to visit the U.S.-Mexico border. While there he spent time with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The first portion of that report will also air on the inaugural edition of “AMERICA.”
Finally, Ramos will speak with Grammy-award winning artist Enrique Iglesias.”AMERICA with Jorge Ramos” airs weeknights at 5:00 and 8:00 p.m., EST on Fusion. Dax Tejera is the senior producer of the broadcast. Fusion is a news, pop culture and satire TV and digital network. It’s goal is to engage and champion a young, diverse, and inclusive America with a unique mix of smart and irreverent original reporting, lifestyle, and comedic content