In a somewhat unusual arrangement, HBO has licensed two projects from Fusion– the Disney and Univision-owned English-language digital news service and cable channel aimed at millennial audiences — Outpost and Hate In America With Jorge Ramos. Both projects hail from Univision Story House, Univision’s just launched original content development and production team designed to create stories and formats for Univision’s internal platforms including Fusion, as well as third party general market networks. No more details about the deal have been provided.
Fusion, which launched in 2013, has been pulling from the resources of ABC News and Noticias Univision. There had been recent reports that Disney is looking to exit the struggling joint venture.
Outpost is a 10-episode half-hour series that guides audiences through an exploration of Latin America, offering local perspectives on cultural idiosyncrasies, subcultures, environmental matters and adventure sports.
Hate In America With Jorge Ramos is a one-hour special in which journalist Ramos examines the state of hate in America, from white separatists to anti-immigrant activists, investigating why hatred seems to be growing and who is feeding it.
Ramos has co-anchored Noticiero Univision (Univision News) since 1986. He also hosts Al Punto (To the Point), the Univision Network’s Sunday public affairs program, and hosts his first program in English, America with Jorge Ramos, on Fusion.