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08/29/2013 11:18 am ET Updated Aug 29, 2013

Fusion Debuts Miami Headquarters, Prepares For Launch

AP

Fusion, the new channel being launched by ABC News and Univision, opened its new headquarters in Doral, Florida on Wednesday.

The 150,000 square foot facility, called Newsport, will serve as the studios for both Univision and Fusion. The new complex will allow collaboration between the two channels. The Miami Herald reported, for example, that journalist Jorge Ramos will "deliver his 6:30 p.m. Univision newscast in Spanish, then walk about 50 steps to anchor an hour-long Fusion newscast in English."

Univision, which was already based in Doral, is moving its news division from its existing studio, which will continue to house the network’s entertainment division.

Fusion is gearing up for its fall launch on October 28. It will launch with 200 staff members, and eventually employ 600 people, Fusion's acting CEO Beau Ferrari told the Herald.

The English-language channel unveiled some of its programming — which includes a primetime comedy block — as well as its focus on millenials in recent weeks. ABC News and Univision announced their joint venture in 2012.

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