ABC, Univision unveil joint venture's name: Fusion

AP News
Posted: Feb 12, 2013 11:37 AM

MIAMI (AP) — ABC and Univision have announced the name of their joint venture that will provide English-language news programming aimed at the growing Latino demographic: Fusion.

Univision News President Isaac Lee says Fusion will bring together diverse cultures and give Latinos a voice in the American conversation.

The network will launch later in 2013. Five major cable distributors have agreed to carry the channel and it will be available in millions of households nationwide.

Univision is the nation's largest Spanish-language media company and is now aiming to provide content to second- and third-generation Latinos whose first language is English. ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co.

The 2010 census showed U.S.-born Latinos accounted for 60 percent of the nation's Hispanic population growth over the last decade.