By Phil Gallo
The company behind the Fuse and NUVOtv networks will launch in the fall a new network, to be called FM, with music at its core and a focus on up-and-coming, young talent. Programming will be announced at a later date.
Fuse Media announced the new network today (Mar. 4), alongside programming announcements that included a new program in development with Jennifer Lopez‘ Nuyorican Productions, and SKEE TV, a new weekly music series hosted by DJ Skee that will premiere April 9.
Fuse will be redesigned this fall to target the so-called “New Young Americans,“ defined as influencers and tastemakers between the ages of 18 and 34, from multiple cultures. The redesign and new network appear to make Fuse and FM head-to-head competitors with Sean Combs‘ Revolt TV, which has targeted urban millennials since its launch in October 2013.
“Our new line-up reflects the interests and diversity of a millennial generation who set their own trends and whose tastes know no cultural boundaries,” said Fuse Media president Bill Hilary.