Extra: ID preps “Evil,” Disney looks to exit Fusion JV

In today's 'Extra' wrap, Investigation Discovery is reading the premiere of the series Evil Lives Here while the Walt Disney Company reportedly looks to sell its stake in U.S. cable channel and digital net Fusion.
December 23, 2015

ID readies “Evil Lives Here”
Discovery Communications-owned Investigation Discovery (ID) is readying the premiere of the net’s previously announced series Evil Lives Here. The Red Marble Media-produced program features exclusive interviews and rare accounts of individuals who have shared their homes with murderers. “Evil Lives Here showcases the devastating and often undiscussed consequences on the people who have nurtured, loved and raised a murderer,” reads a release from ID. Kevin Fitzpatrick, Stephen Dost and Jonathan Santos serve as executive producers for Red Marble Media, while Lorna Thomas is exec producing for ID.

Disney looks to leave Fusion JV
Walt Disney Company is looking to sell its stake in U.S. cable channel and digital net Fusion, according to media reports. The network, launched in the latter half of 2013, is a JV between Disney and Spanish-language net Univision. The price associated with Disney’s exit from the net, as well as other terms, are as yet unclear. Since its launch, Fusion is said to have struggled to form a clear identity for the brand in a competitive media landscape, and reportedly lost US$35 million in 2014. Spokespersons for Univision and the Walt Disney Company could not be reached for comment by press time.

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