ABC and Univision's love child burst to life

Fusion, ABC and Univision's love child, targets Latino millennials and their hipster BFFs

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This Thursday, Oct. 18 2013 photo shows the count-down clock until the launch of the Fusion network at its Miami studio. The long-awaited, sorta Hispanic love child of ABC and Univision networks will be birthed Oct. 28. Fusion, as it’s called, is one of the most experimental television ventures in recent history. The network’s mix of news, commentary, sports and irreverence is aimed at 16 to 30-year-olds, a demographic for which cultural fusion is the norm and digital media is king.(AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

MIAMI (AP) -- The long-awaited DNA exchange between ABC and Univision emerges from the test tube this month. The new English-language network Fusion aims to stretch the limits of traditional network programming with a mix of hard news, commentary, sports and irreverence on cable and online. It's aimed at Hispanic millennials, their BFFS and beyond, and will feature nightly news but also an animated puppet news and entertainment show by the former head writer of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." Think Comedy Central, Vice.com, ABC and Univision, all in one.

The network goes live Oct. 28. Among its talent: Univision veteran news anchor Jorge Ramos, popular Los Angeles-based newsman Leon Krauze and former HuffPost commentator Alicia Menendez, daughter of U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez.

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