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6/27/2005

 
Order the Cake, Blow Up the Balloons and Light the Candle -- Fuse's Daily Download Turns One

On Friday, July 1 - Tune In To "Daily Download's" Six Hour Viewer's Choice Marathon From 12 noon to 6pm ET And The Two Hour Anniversary Special At 6pm ET

NEW YORK, June 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Fuse, the nation's only viewer-driven, all-music network, is celebrating a birthday. Daily Download, the network's flagship, daily, one-hour live show featuring interviews and live performances from the industry's music-makers -- turns one. To commemorate this milestone, the network will air a six hour, viewer's choice marathon and a two hour special highlighting the most memorable moments, performances and bloopers.

Beginning at noon ET on Friday, July 1 Fuse will air a six hour viewer's choice marathon, followed by a two hour anniversary special that takes a look at the year in review -- the musicians, bands and celebrities that have graced Daily Download's state of the art, street front studio on 7th Avenue. In addition, Fuse VJs Marianela and Dylan will count down the ten most downloaded songs of the year. And, as with everything Fuse, the audience will have the final say on the year's best moments. Viewers vote online for their favorite rock band, hottest guest, best actor/actress, best hip-hop or R&B guest and best performances, both live and acoustic. The winners will be announced live, on-air.

"Daily Download is the perfect blend of interactivity, music and youth culture," commented Robert Weiss, Head of Entertainment at Fuse. "Because of the show's popularity and reach, Daily Download has evolved into a must-stop for every musician and celebrity who visits New York. It's exciting to celebrate the 1-year anniversary of a show that has garnered such enthusiastic support from the home audience as well as the music community."

Following are some Daily Download fun facts from the past year:
# of videos announced: 1,000
# of downloads given away: 54,328
# of times Usher taught the audience to dance: 1
# of girls visibly crying when Maroon 5 performed, "She Will Be Loved:"
18
# of American Idol winners who have appeared: 2 (Fantasia/Kelly Clarkson)
# of bruises VJ Marianela gave her co-host, VJ Dylan: 636

Daily Download is Fuse's daily interactive show that counts down the top 10 most downloaded songs in the country, then offers free downloads of each song presented. In addition to free song downloads, viewers are presented with meaningful platforms of artist and music-related content for interaction, including downloads of ring tones, wallpaper, memorabilia, bonus tracks, coupons, PC desktop and mobile phone graphics, album artwork, animations, games and demos for PCs and phones.

Hosted daily at 6pm (ET) by VJs Marianela and Dylan, Daily Download has presented hundreds of interviews and live performances by all the music-makers that matter most, from pop and rock idols including Anthony Kiedis, Avril Lavigne, Beck, Good Charlotte, Green Day, Gwen Stefani, Jack Johnson, Jet, Maroon 5, Motley Crue, Taking Back Sunday, and The Killers, to urban music luminaries like 50 Cent, Bloc Party, Destiny's Child, Fantasia, M.I.A., The Game, Slipknot, Usher and Kanye West. Celebrities alike, including Chad Michael Murray, Jessica Biel, Nikki and Paris Hilton, Seth Green, and Tara Reid, find Daily Download the must-stop to promote their newest project and hang loose with their fan base.

ABOUT FUSE

Fuse is the nation's only all-music, viewer-influenced television network, featuring music videos, exclusive artist interviews, live concerts and specials -- all rooted in the music experience. Fuse reflects the rapidly changing interests and attitudes of its 12-34 year-old audience by uniting the media platforms at the center of their communication and entertainment -- TV, Web, mobile technologies and interactive gaming and by incorporating their opinions and suggestions into the network's on-air and online programming. More information about Fuse is available at http://www.fuse.tv/.

ABOUT CABLEVISION SYSTEMS CORPORATION

Cablevision Systems Corporation is one of the nation's leading entertainment, media and telecommunications companies. In addition to its broadband, cable, Internet, telephone and satellite television offerings, the company owns and operates Rainbow Media Holdings LLC and its networks; Madison Square Garden and its teams; and, Clearview Cinemas. In addition, Cablevision operates New York's famed Radio City Music Hall. Additional information about Cablevision Systems Corporation is available on the Web at http://www.cablevision.com/.

Source: Fuse

CONTACT: Amy Lynn of Fuse, +1-212-324-3444, or alynn@fuse.tv

Web site: http://www.fuse.tv/
http://www.cablevision.com/
http://fuse.tv/press/press.html

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