Fuse (TV channel)

March 19, 2003 ( The Fuse )

Fuse (formerly MuchMusic USA) is an American television network and Madison Square Garden Networks and as such part of the Madison Square Garden, Inc., headquartered in New York City.

Program priorities of Fuse are music and musical themes. It shows exclusive interviews, live performances, series with music stars and music videos. It will be shown on the transmitter both known stars from the music scene, as well relatively unknown newcomer. Fuse is aimed at the target group of 18-34 year olds.

Originally limited to the transmitter Indie Rock, Alternative Rock, Heavy Metal and Punk Music, meanwhile, but also many other styles of music are represented.



Originally, the network part of Cablevision and CHUM Ltd.. and sent mostly the same programs as the Canadian station MuchMusic. After CHUM Limited sold half of the business to Cablevision, they purchased the trademark of MuchMusic through a license agreement.


In spring 2001, Cablevision began to send its own program under the name MuchMusic USA. Primarily, the program of music videos, short commercials and sometimes even the old Canadian music programs, which were reduced in December 2002 but on an hour a day was.

In early 2003 the company withdrew CHUM Cablevision the license of the name MuchMusic and all of them related rights. In March 2003, Cablevision announced the valid from April 2003 renamed Fuse.


After the name change transferred Fuse not only music videos, but first talk shows and music -related series. In 2008 they received the rights to broadcast several music festivals, such as Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Vans Warped Tour, and Voodoo Experience. In 2009, Fuse transferred daily news from the music scene under the title The Daily Noise " and beamed concerts from Fall Out Boy and John Mayer.

In October 2009, Fuse transferred simultaneously with the station MuchMusic Canda a Jay-Z concert at Madison Square degrees.

Since September 2010, the bassist Mark Hoppus of Blink -182 with its own talk show Hoppus On Music is represented in the program.


  • Mark Hoppus & Amy Schumer moderate Hoppus On Music
  • Juliya Chernetsky & Allison Hagendorf moderate alternately the fuse Top 20 Countdown
  • Touré moderated shows the Hip Hop Shop and On The Record


  • Official website of the transmitter