FUSE DELIVERS UNMATCHED COVERAGE OF THE 2013 BRIT AWARDS
CEREMONY TO AIR IN U.S. EXCLUSIVELY ON FUSE
FEBRUARY 20 AT 6 PM/5 C
FEATURING SOME OF TODAY'S HOTTEST PERFORMERS:
TAYLOR SWIFT, ONE DIRECTION, ROBBIE WILLIAMS, MUSE, MUMFORD & SONS, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE AND MORE
ANCHOR ALEXA CHUNG WILL BE ONSITE FOR SPECIAL BRIT AWARDS
RECAP TO AIR FEBRUARY 21 ON "FUSE NEWS"
New York, NY (February 15, 2013) - Fuse, the national music television network of The Madison Square Garden Company, will for the second year in a row be the exclusive U.S. home to The BRIT Awards, which the network is set to air on Wednesday, February 20 at 6pm/5c. As part of Fuse's commitment to covering all things music, the network will provide American audiences with this not-to-be-missed show, featuring performances from Taylor Swift, Robbie Williams, Muse, Ben Howard, One Direction, Mumford & Sons, Emeli Sandé and Justin Timberlake. In addition, Fuse's music news show, Fuse News, will deliver profiles of this year's nominees in the days leading up to the ceremony, as well as a comprehensive recap of the event's biggest moments, following the show.
The BRITs will be hosted by actor, writer, producer and 2012 Tony Award winner James Corden and will celebrate the musical achievements of both British and international artists. British bands Mumford & Sons and Alt-J, and singer songwriter Emeli Sandé lead in the way of nominations with three nods each. All three artists were nominated for the prestigious British Album of the Year, a list that also includes Paloma Faith and Plan B.
Fuse's coverage of the event will go beyond the ceremony as Fuse News delivers a more in-depth look at these important artists. On February 19 and 20, Fuse News kicks things off with profiles of some of the most notable BRIT nominees, including The XX and Emeli Sandé. Additionally, Fuse News anchor Alexa Chung will be onsite at London's O2 Arena to bring U.S. audiences a comprehensive recap to air on Thursday, February 21.
WHAT: The BRIT Awards 2013
PREMIERE: Wednesday, February 20 at 6pm/5c
About Fuse News
Fuse News, airing weeknights at 8pm/7c, is a brand new flagship show that reports on the important stories in the world of music with insight, expertise and an unparalleled depth of coverage. The show serves as the centerpiece of Fuse's largest initiative to date: the creation of a music news division in fall 2012, which provides round-the-clock coverage of the music industry across multiple platforms. The daily 30-minute show is led by Fuse News anchors Alexa Chung and Matte Babel, who work with senior contributing correspondents Jack Osbourne, Elaine Moran, and Liz Walaszczyk to provide today's most comprehensive coverage of the music industry. In addition to delivering the top news of the day, Fuse News informs and educates viewers with an in-depth look at what makes up the increasingly complex world of music, including stories on the artists, industry and technology, with commentary from the Fuse News team and expert panelists. Music fans have unique access to their favorite artists with in-studio guests, performances, and video premieres. Emmy Award-winners Rick Kaplan and Audrey Gruber are the senior executives behind the program.
Fuse, the national television network dedicated exclusively to music, brings viewers closer to their favorite artists and bands by featuring original series and specials, exclusive interviews, live concerts and video blocks - all rooted in the music experience. Celebrating the hit makers of today, familiar favorites and edgy newcomers, Fuse accommodates the wide ranging tastes and attitudes of its 18-34 year-old audience with compelling music programming on-air, on-line, on-demand, in HD and via mobile technologies. Fuse is a part of MSG Media, which includes television networks MSG, MSG Plus, MSG HD and MSG+ HD. MSG Media is a division of The Madison Square Garden Company (NASDAQ:MSG), along with MSG Sports and MSG Entertainment. MSG Sports includes the New York Knicks (NBA); the New York Rangers (NHL); the New York Liberty (WNBA); the Connecticut Whale (American Hockey League); and MSG Entertainment includes concerts and events at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, the Theater at Madison Square Garden, the Wang Theatre in Boston, the Beacon Theatre, the legendary Chicago Theatre as well as the Forum in Inglewood, California and manages wholly-owned live entertainment properties including the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, starring the Rockettes. Additional information about Fuse can be found at www.fuse.tv.