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Fusion TV brings digital properties to TV with slate

Univision-owned cable channel Fusion TV has debuted a new programming slate, drawn from the company’s “digital DNA.” The youth-focused network has collaborated with the editorial teams who have created the brand’s digital ...
September 27, 2017

Univision-owned cable channel Fusion TV has debuted a new programming slate, drawn from the company’s “digital DNA.”

The youth-focused network has collaborated with the editorial teams who have created the brand’s digital content to develop linear programs such as Car vs America (pictured), produced with an editorial team from the Gizmodo Media Group.

Fusion is also working to develop projects with editorial teams at Kotaku, Deadspin and The Root’s Very Smart Brothas.

“We have an incredible opportunity to take our digital brands — which have large, dedicated, and engaged audiences online — and extend their reach across more screens,” said Daniel Eilemberg, president of Fusion, in a statement “The editorial teams that drive these sites cover the subjects our audience is passionate about and we’re thrilled to be collaborating with them to produce programming that is compelling and true to their distinct voices.”

Below is Fusion TV’s initial programming slate with descriptions courtesy of the network:

Sex.Right.Now. with Cleo Stiller”

In this new seven-part series, digital producer Cleo Stiller seeks to answer deeply personal questions, with a no stigma, no judgement approach, about body confidence, sex, relationships, health, and identity, from why some of us are thinking about being single forever, to the way Instagram is fueling a new level of body confidence visibility.

“Our goal is to empower viewers by providing them with the crucial information they need to forge healthy, happy, satisfying sex lives,” Stiller said.

Sex.Right.Now. originated from a web series Stiller created in 2015 called Asking for a Friend, which focused on all the burning body, health and sexuality questions we’re all too afraid to ask. Sex.Right.Now. premieres Oct. 5 at 10 p.m.

Car vs America”

This  docu-travel series dives helmet-first into modern car culture throughout the U.S. from the perspective of Jalopnik’s car-obsessed editors Michael Ballaban and Raphael Orlove.

The guys are out to see what current car culture looks like — from skid plate racing to drifting and beyond. In each episode, these two young car nerds attempt to tackle various car based challenges that bring the singular automotive knowledge and know-how of Jalopnik.com to television.

Their road trip across America will also introduce audiences to some of the most interesting local food and cultures. Car vs America premieres Oct. 18 at 8 p.m.

The Root 100″

Fusion TV will have special television broadcast featuring The Root 100. The primetime special will pay tribute to the black innovators, leaders and change agents recognized on The Root 100, an annual list of the most influential African Americans, ages 25 to 45.

The program will put a spotlight on the best and brightest in the fields of social justice, politics, entertainment, sports, media, the arts, science, technology and business. The Root 100 will air Nov.19 at 9 p.m.

“The Onion Presents”

The Onion continues its commitment to providing searingly accurate coverage of news events through a series of The Onion Presents primetime specials. These specials will build on the success of last year’s special coverage of President Trump’s Address to Congress. Topics and air-dates TBD.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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