Tuesday, October 29, 2013

ABC Television and Univision launch "Fusion" network from Miami

ABC News has linked up with Univision to form the “Fusion Cable Network”, which launched yesterday from Miami, from a 150,000 square foot space. 
The Channel is in English but it will aim to attract young adults with some emphasis on Latinos. 
The opening of the service means that Miami will compete with Atlanta (CNN), New York and Los Angeles in the employment of national television journalists.  The Marlins will have to play better. 
The kickoff started off with an interview of president Obama by Jim Avila.
Jorge Ramos interviewed Texas Tea Party Senator Ted Cruz, as well as controversial Maricopa County (AZ) sheriff Joe Arpaio.  The sheriff tells a young white inmate that he is sorry to see him back in tent city. It reminds me of Special Training Company in Army Basic Combat Training in 1968.
The news story link on ABC is here.

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