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COMPANY BACKGROUNDER

 

  ABOUT  FUSE  
Fuse,  the  national  television  network  dedicated  exclusively  to  music,  brings   viewers  closer  to  their  favorite  artists  and  bands  by  featuring  original  series  and   specials,  exclusive  interviews,  live  concerts  and  video  blocks–  all  rooted  in  the   music  experience.  Celebrating  the  hit  makers  of  today,  familiar  favorites  and  edgy   newcomers,  Fuse  accommodates  the  wide-­‐ranging  tastes  and  attitudes  of  its   audience  with  compelling  music  programming  on-­‐air,  on-­‐line,  on-­‐demand,  in  HD   and  via  mobile  technologies.  
     

HISTORY    
Fuse  originally  launched  in  1994  as  a  Canadian  music  channel  called  MuchMusic   USA.  In  2001,  it  started  to  split  from  its  Canadian  parent  by  becoming  MMUSA   and  officially  re-­‐launched  as  Fuse  in  2003.  The  Fuse  channel  originally  focused  on   underground  and  indie  music  genres,  but  has  evolved  to  encompass  genres  such   as  pop,  urban,  punk  and  heavy  metal  as  well.    In  2008,  Fuse  signed  partnerships   with  major  music  festivals  including  the  Rock  and  Roll  Hall  of  Fame  Induction   Ceremony,  Bonnaroo,  Van’s  Warped  Tour,  Voodoo  Experience  and  Lollapalooza.     Today,  Fuse  is  owned  by  the  Madison  Square  Garden  Company  and  is  one  of  the   leading  music  television  networks.        

MISSION    

Where  Music  Lives.  Fuse  is  a  leading  music  television  network  and,  as  such,  is   dedicated  to  bringing  audiences  closer  than  ever  to  their  favorite  artists  by   engaging  them  through  original  TV  series,  exclusive  interviews  and  live  concerts.        

 

EXECUTIVES  
Hank  Ratner  is  the  president  and  CEO  of  the  Madison  Square  Garden  Company.     Ratner  directs  overall  strategy  and  day-­‐to-­‐day  operations  of  the  business.     Currently,  he  is  leading  the  transformation  of  the  iconic  Madison  Square  Garden.       Mike  Bair  is  the  president  of  Madison  Square  Garden  Media.    He  oversees  the   strategic  operations  of  all  the  sports,  entertainment  and  television  networks   including  Fuse.    

  FUSE  TV  SHOWS  
Billy  on  the  Street     Ex-­‐Wives  Rock   Off  Beat   Top  20  Countdown   Top  40  of  2012   Top  100  Party  Playlist   Trending  10   Warped  Roadies      

CONTACT  FUSE  

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