Its debut delayed in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Mun2,
Telemundo Communications Group Inc.'s youth-targeted Spanish-language network,
is slated to premiere Oct. 10.
Reaching 2.8 million homes, the network -- which was scheduled to bow Sept.
19 -- will flick the switch at 7 p.m. with FuZion, a teen-hosted music-
and film-oriented news show that launched earlier this year on Gems Television,
which Mun2 is replacing.
That program will be followed by Chat, a live talk show in
which young adults will discuss the issues of the day.
The evening will conclude with live musical performances by such young Latin
artists as Big Boy, Tommy Torres, Yaire and MDO at Universal Orlando's CityWalk
in Orlando, Fla.
Mun2, with a heavy emphasis on music, will feature about 60 percent original
programming, according to network officials.
'We will fill a gap in Spanish-language television, offering young Hispanics
a new entertainment alternative that celebrates their diversity and truly
reflects their lifestyle with a unique programming lineup that's informal,
fresh, different and daring,' Telemundo Cable president Manuel Abud said in a
Meanwhile, published reports have NBC continuing to negotiate to acquire
Telemundo Communications, which is owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment, Liberty
Media Corp., BV Capital, Bastion Capital and Council Tree