The channel is primarily carried on the digital basic tiers of participating providers,   and premiered to a reach of approximately 20 million homes, one-fifth of the total . households with subscription television services.  Fusion is currently seeking carriage on additional providers, with deals pending or not yet reached with notable providers including Comcast and Time Warner Cable . The channel was added to the Dish Network lineup after a new carriage deal was reached between Dish and Disney. Currently the channel on Dish Network airs only in 480i SD .   On the week of September 22, 2014, Fusion was placed in test mode on DirecTV channel 342 in preparation for launch on the carrier along with sister channel the Longhorn Network .  As of November 13, 2014, Longhorn Network and Fusion were removed from test mode as DirecTV and Disney/ESPN were unable to at that time reach a carriage agreement.  On December 23, 2014, DirecTV announced a wide-ranging distribution agreement with Disney to carry Fusion in early 2015, The channel went live on January 21, 2015.  Fusion's goal, according to Board of Directors member and ABC News president Ben Sherwood , is to reach 60 million homes within five years of its debut.