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Fuse's Most Popular Original Ever "Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce" Greenlit for Season Two



Fuse's Most Popular Original Ever "Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce" Greenlit for
Season Two

Booty Shakin' Breakout Big Freedia Returns to National Music Network for
Second Season of Celebrated Docu-Series

NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fuse, the national music
television network of The Madison Square Garden Company (Nasdaq:MSG),
announced today that after a booty shaking breakout first season, the
network's number one original series of all time, Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
has been renewed for season two. The new season of Big Freedia: Queen of
Bounce is set to premiere in June 2014 and will consist of eight new half-hour
episodes. The docu-series is currently in production.

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With local hero and compelling personality Big Freedia as its guide,
unscripted series Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce explores the world of the New
Orleans underground hip hop scene known as "Bounce." Viewers will join Big
Freedia as she finds her voice as Louisiana's premiere Bounce artist, works
through her mother's illness and works hard to transition from local celebrity
to mainstream pop icon. The docu-series will also welcome back Katey Red and
other special guests. Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce is executive produced by
Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, and Tom Campbell of World of Wonder (RuPaul's
Drag Race, Million Dollar Listing, Life with La Toya).

Season one of Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce was Fuse's number one original
series of all time on total viewer delivery reaching more than four million
viewers, who watched as Freedia made global waves and brought Bounce to the
masses. The docu-series was also number one for the network on P18-34 and
P18-49 delivery. In addition to her television following, Big Freedia also
took the social media world by storm as her Twitter (@BigFreedia) followers
organically increased by 77% since the launch of the program and as the show's
hashtag, #BigFreedia, was a nationally trending topic during both the season
premiere and season finale episodes.

Big Freedia currently holds the Guinness World Record® title for most people
twerking simultaneously. On September 25, 2013, Fuse and Big Freedia took over
Herald Square to host the Record Breaking Booty Shaking event that welcomed
358 dancers, who hit the floor and shook their booties for two consecutive
minutes in the center of Manhattan. While twerking has recently gone
mainstream and is a pop culture phenomenon, the dance actually originates from
the 20+ year old New Orleans Bounce scene, of which Big Freedia is the
undisputed queen.

For more information on Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce, visit
http://www.fuse.tv/shows/big-freedia, and join the conversation on Twitter
@fusetv using the hashtag #bigfreedia.    

As the national network dedicated to music, Fuse is committed to delivering
outstanding content that features the characters, stories, performances, and
perspectives that make up the dynamic world of music.  Big Freedia: Queen of
Bounce is part of Fuse's lineup of original music-inspired programming, which
also includes: Fuse News, Fuse's daily flagship music news program; Warped
Roadies, an unscripted program that follows the crew charged with keeping the
Vans Warped Tour running; and Funny or Die's Billy on the Street, a music and
pop culture trivia show starring Billy Eichner.  Other Fuse shows include
Insane Clown Posse Theater, Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope's twisted take on
what's new in music and popular culture, along with Top 20 Countdown and
Trending 10.  Additionally, Fuse covers live concerts and events, and boasts
comprehensive coverage of music festivals throughout the country, including
South by Southwest, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and the Voodoo Music Experience.

About Fuse

Fuse, the national television network dedicated 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 +, MSG HD and MSG + HD, as well as
MSG Interactive, which oversees all company digital initiatives.  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 Hartford Wolf
Pack (American Hockey League); and MSG Entertainment includes concerts and
events at Madison Square Garden, the Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio
City Music Hall, the Beacon Theatre, the Forum in Inglewood, California, The
Chicago Theatre, and the Wang Theatre in Boston, 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.

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http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=15651

About World of Wonder

Innovative production company World of Wonder is behind such entertaining hit
series as RuPaul's Drag Race (Logo), Million Dollar Listing LA, Million Dollar
Listing NY & Million Dollar Listing Miami (Bravo), Life With La Toya (OWN)
and Island Hunters (HGTV).  World of Wonder has also created award winning
films and documentaries such as Inside Deep Throat, The Eyes of Tammy
Faye, Party Monster, Monica in Black and White, and The Last Beekeeper, which
won a 2010 Emmy® Award for Outstanding Nature Programming, and The Strange
History of Don't Ask, Don't Tell for HBO, which chronicles the repeal of the
controversial military policy.   The 2011 Sundance Film Festival hit Becoming
Chaz and HBO special Wishful Drinking both garnered a total of five Emmy®
nominations.  Becoming Chaz went on to win the GLAAD Media Award for
Outstanding Documentary.  In Vogue: The Editor's Eye brought to life the
stories behind the most iconic images from the past 120 years of Vogue
magazine, premiered on HBO in December 2012.  The documentary Esquire's
80th launched the Esquire Network in September 2013.  And most recently, I Am
Britney Jean which offered an intimate look into Britney Spears' journey to
her residency in Las Vegas, premiered on E! in December 2013. With offices in
Hollywood and London, the company has produced cutting-edge fiction and
non-fiction programming for HBO, Showtime, VH1, IFC, Discovery, MTV, E!
Entertainment, Oxygen, BBC, PBS, Channel 4 UK, and other digital outlets that
can be found online at http://worldofwonder.net/.

CONTACT: Alyssa Hart, Alyssa.Hart@msg.com, 212-324-3401
         Mallory Kwitter, Mallory.Kwitter@msg.com, 212-631-5672

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