08/01/2013 05:06 pm ET Updated Jul 28, 2014

Fusion Releases Premiere Date And Primetime Schedule

Fusion, the forthcoming cable channel that is a joint venture of ABC News and Univision, now has a premiere date — Oct. 28 — and a prime-time schedule.

Five hours of evening programs were announced on Thursday, highlighted by “America with Jorge Ramos,” an 8 p.m. news program hosted by Mr. Ramos, a veteran of Univision. The prime-time schedule will also include a sports comedy talk show and a news satire developed by a former producer of “The Daily Show.”

The joint venture to create a next-generation cable news and lifestyle channel for bilingual Latinos was announced in mid-2012. Back then the partners had hoped to start the channel by early this year; later they aimed for the late summertime. The Oct. 28 premiere is the first specific date they have publicized.

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