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Fuse Delivers Unparalleled Coverage Of Music Industry With Launch Of "Fuse News"



  Fuse Delivers Unparalleled Coverage Of Music Industry With Launch Of "Fuse
                                    News"

ALL NEW NIGHTLY FLAGSHIP SHOW ANCHORED BY ALEXA CHUNG AND MATTE BABEL WITH
JACK OSBOURNE, ELAINE MORAN AND LIZ WALASZCZYK

EMMY AWARD-WINNERS RICK KAPLAN AND AUDREY GRUBER DEVELOP ONLY TELEVISION SHOW
DEDICATED SOLELY TO COVERING MUSIC NEWS

"FUSE NEWS" TO LAUNCH WITH SPECIAL GRAMMY COVERAGE ON FEBRUARY 6 AT 8PM EST

NEW SHOW SERVES AS CENTERPIECE OF FUSE'S RECENTLY LAUNCHED NEWS DIVISION
DEDICATED TO DELIVERING ROUND-THE-CLOCK COVERAGE OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY ACROSS
MULTIPLE PLATFORMS

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2013

NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fuse, the national music television
network of The Madison Square Garden Company, announced today the launch of
Fuse News, a brand new flagship show that will report on the important stories
in the world of music with insight, expertise and an unparalleled depth of
coverage.  The show will serve as the centerpiece of Fuse's largest initiative
to date: the creation of a music news division in fall 2012, which is already
providing round-the-clock coverage of the music industry across multiple
platforms.  As the only show on television dedicated solely to delivering
informed, credible music news, Fuse News is set to become the go-to
destination for anyone who listens to music.

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The daily 30-minute show will be led by Fuse News anchors Alexa Chung and
Matte Babel, who will work with senior contributing correspondents Jack
Osbourne, Elaine Moran, and Liz Walaszczyk to provide today's most
comprehensive coverage of the music industry.  In addition to delivering the
top news of the day, Fuse News will inform and educate viewers with an
in-depth look at what makes up the increasingly complex world of music,
including stories on the artists, industry and technology, with commentary
from the Fuse News team and expert panelists.  Music fans will have unique
access to their favorite artists with in-studio guests, performances, and
video premieres.  Emmy Award-winners Rick Kaplan and Audrey Gruber are the
senior executives behind the program.

Fuse News debuts surrounding the largest music event of the year, the 55th
Annual GRAMMY® Awards, with multiple Fuse News specials.

  o Wednesday, February 6 through Friday, February 8 at 8:00 p.m. EST, kicking
    off pre-GRAMMY coverage with three half-hour episodes, Fuse News will
    feature interviews with GRAMMY-nominated artists, and comprehensive
    coverage of the industry's biggest night, making it "the" place to be for
    music fans.
  o Sunday, February 10 at 6:00 p.m. EST, presents "Live at the GRAMMY®s: Fuse
    News," a two hour special, live from the star-studded red carpet. 
  o Monday, February 11 at 8:00 p.m. EST, Fuse News features a weekend
    round-up of the biggest GRAMMY moments and interviews with fans' favorite
    artists.
  o Moving forward, Fuse News will air weeknights at 8:00 p.m. EST.

Rick Kaplan, producing consultant/senior executive producer of Fuse News, has
won countless awards for his work in broadcast journalism, including 47
Emmys.  With a career spanning over 40 years, Kaplan has worked for the
biggest names in news including CBS, ABC, CNN and MSNBC.  He developed Fuse's
flagship music news program, and has appointed Emmy Award-winning producer
Audrey Gruber to serve as senior executive/senior producer of the show.  A
15-year veteran of the broadcast news industry, Gruber has worked for CBS, ABC
and CNN, most recently serving as senior producer at CBS' The Early Show.   
  

"I am thrilled to work with Fuse on such an important and defining program for
the network.  There are news shows that focus on sports, business and
entertainment, but none that are committed to covering music," said Rick
Kaplan, producing consultant and senior executive producer, Fuse News. "With
Fuse News, we want to throw open the window to the world of music, delivering
in-depth reports on the people and events that shape this dynamic and
ever-changing industry.  We think there is a tremendous opportunity for Fuse
News to fill a void and become the trusted, go-to destination for music fans."

"The launch of our news initiative has solidified Fuse's position as a highly
credible destination for everything music.  Now, with the debut of the
television program Fuse News, we are one step closer to realizing our vision
of becoming the much needed 'voice of record' in the music industry," said
Mike Bair, president, MSG Media. "This thorough, thoughtful dive into the
world of music is a natural extension of what we already do and perfectly
leverages our insider status as part of The Madison Square Garden Company,
which gives Fuse unprecedented access to some of the best venues in the
country and the artists who play them."

The Fuse News television show is backed by a dedicated news division, which
has been reliably breaking up-to-the-minute music news across Fuse's multiple
platforms since fall 2012.  On the television network, 24/7 on-screen tickers
and information bars keep viewers up-to-date on the latest stories including
artist announcements, tour dates, breaking music news and more.  Music lovers
are also able to access what's happening any time of day through Fuse's
website (fuse.tv) and YouTube Channel (youtube.com/fuse), along with Fuse's
other social media platforms including the Fuse Spotify app, Twitter feed and
Facebook page. 

Fuse is a national television network that provides a unique, multi-platform
destination for music lovers, connecting fans with their favorite artists and
delivering the most comprehensive coverage of the music industry today.  Fuse
News is the latest addition to the network's lineup of original series, all
steeped in music, which includes Warped Roadies, an unscripted program that
follows the crew charged with keeping the 2012 Warped Tour running; and the
return of music and pop culture trivia show Funny or Die's Billy on the
Street.  It also joins Top 20 Countdown; Trending 10; artist documentary
series Popped; and music-themed comedy clip show Off Beat, featuring comedian
Mike E. Winfield; in addition to live concerts, events and festival coverage.

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 18-34 year-old audience with compelling music
programming on-air, on-line, on-demand, in HD and via mobile technologies.
Fuse is a part of MSG Media, which includes television networks MSG, MSG Plus,
MSG HD and MSG+ HD.  MSG Media is a division of The Madison Square Garden
Company (NASDAQ: MSG), along with MSG Sports and MSG Entertainment. MSG Sports
includes the New York Knicks (NBA); the New York Rangers (NHL); the New York
Liberty (WNBA); the Connecticut Whale (American Hockey League); and MSG
Entertainment includes concerts and events at Radio City Music Hall, Madison
Square Garden, the Theater at Madison Square Garden, the Wang Theatre in
Boston, the Beacon Theatre, the legendary Chicago Theatre as well as the Forum
in Inglewood, California and manages wholly-owned live entertainment
properties including the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, starring the
Rockettes.  Additional information about Fuse can be found at www.fuse.tv.

SOURCE Fuse

Website: http://www.fuse.tv
Contact: Jessica Sigelbaum, jessica.sigelbaum@msg.com, +1-212-324-3427; Alyssa
Hart, alyssa.hart@msg.com, +1-212-324-3401
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