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Fuse to Premiere "Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce"

September 3, 2013

YellowBrix

Wednesday, October 2 at 11pm ET

Follow "Bounce" Pioneer Big Freedia on Her Journey From Local New Orleans Icon to National Phenomenon

Brand New Series From the National Network Dedicated to Music

NEW YORK, Sept. 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fuse, the national music television network of The Madison Square Garden Company, will launch the brand new original series Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce on Wednesday, October 2 at 11:00 p.m. ET. With local hero and compelling personality Big Freedia as its guide, this new unscripted series explores the underground world of the New Orleans hip hop scene known as "Bounce." Viewers will join Big Freedia as she preps for her first international tour, works through her mother's illness and navigates the extremely competitive world of hip hop. The docu-series will also welcome fellow artists -- Mr. Ghetto, Sissy Nobby and Katey Red. Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce is set to run for eight episodes and is executive produced and directed by Jeremy Simmons, executive produced by Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, and Tom Campbell and produced by World of Wonder (RuPaul's Drag Race, Million Dollar Listing, Life with La Toya).

As the national network dedicated to music, Fuse is committed to delivering outstanding content that features the characters, stories, performances, and perspectives that make up the dynamic world of music. Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce joins Fuse's lineup of original music-inspired programming, which also includes: Fuse News, Fuse's daily flagship music news program anchored by Alexa Chung and Matte Babel; Warped Roadies, an unscripted program that follows the crew charged with keeping the Vans Warped Tour running; and Funny or Die's Billy on the Street, a music and pop culture trivia show starring Billy Eichner. Other Fuse shows include Insane Clown Posse Theater, Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope's twisted take on what's new in music and popular culture and G-Thing, a look into the lives of G-Fella, an Italian-American rapper, and his larger-than-life family as they try to launch the first "family style" record label, along with Top 20 Countdown and Trending 10. Additionally, Fuse covers live concerts and events, and boasts comprehensive coverage of music festivals throughout the country, including South by Southwest, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and the Voodoo Music Experience.

About Fuse

Fuse, the national television network dedicated to music, brings viewers closer to their favorite artists and bands by featuring original series and specials, exclusive interviews, live concerts and video blocks - all rooted in the music experience. Celebrating the hit makers of today, familiar favorites and edgy newcomers, Fuse accommodates the wide ranging tastes and attitudes of its 18-34 year-old audience with compelling music programming on-air, on-line, on-demand, in HD and via mobile technologies. Fuse is a part of MSG Media, which includes television networks MSG, MSG +, MSG HD and MSG + HD, as well as MSG Interactive, which oversees all company digital initiatives. MSG Media is a division of The Madison Square Garden Company (Nasdaq:MSG), along with MSG Sports and MSG Entertainment. MSG Sports includes the New York Knicks (NBA); the New York Rangers (NHL); the New York Liberty (WNBA); the Hartford Wolf Pack (American Hockey League); and MSG Entertainment includes concerts and events at Madison Square Garden, the Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, the Beacon Theatre, the Forum in Inglewood, California, The Chicago Theatre, and the Wang Theatre in Boston, and manages wholly-owned live entertainment properties including the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, starring the Rockettes. Additional information about Fuse can be found at www.fuse.tv.

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About World of Wonder

Innovative production company World of Wonder is behind such entertaining hit series as RuPaul's Drag Race (Logo), Million Dollar Listing LA & Million Dollar Listing NY (Bravo), Life With La Toya (OWN) and Island Hunters (HGTV). World of Wonder has also created award winning films and documentaries such as Inside Deep Throat, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Party Monster, Monica in Black and White, and The Last Beekeeper, which won a 2010 Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Nature Programming, and The Strange History of Don't Ask, Don't Tell for HBO, which chronicles the repeal of the controversial military policy. The 2011 Sundance Film Festival hit Becoming Chaz and HBO special Wishful Drinking both garnered a total of five Emmy(R) nominations. Becoming Chaz went on to win the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Documentary. With offices in Hollywood and London, the company has produced cutting-edge fiction and non-fiction programming for HBO, Showtime, VH1, IFC, Discovery, MTV, E! Entertainment, Oxygen, BBC, PBS, Channel 4 UK, and other digital outlets that can be found online at http://worldofwonder.net/.

CONTACT: PRESS CONTACTS: Alyssa Hart: alyssa.hart@msg.com / 212.324.3401 Allyson Barkan: allyson.barkan@msg.com / 212.631.5766



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