n. The convergence of entertainment, particularly television and the Internet.
Also Seen As
The vision, as far as there is a universal one, is what Disney developers call 'tele-fusion'. A combined television and computer would allow audiences to watch new or old shows where and when they want, print out the script and then buy the book or soundtrack.
—Edward Helmore, “Media: Networks stare death in face,” The Observer, June 06, 1999
Web video proposals from Apple, Philips and Sarnoff came during last week's NAB convention in Las Vegas against backdrop of jeremiads that financially challenged broadcasters must seek new revenue sources and audience augmentation from "tele-fusion" with Internet delivery.
—“More Internet Video Delivery Plans Proposed,” Consumer Electronics, April 26, 1999
1998 (earliest)
The Jim Henson Company Wednesday announced the launch of, a "telefusion" Web site to accompany "BRATS of the Lost Nebula," an all-new action-adventure sci-fi series… provides "telefusion," the merging of two distinct entertainment forms, television and new media, to provide an enhanced and unified interactive experience.
—“The Jim Henson Company Launches 'BRATS of the Lost Nebula' Web Site Saturday, Oct. 10, at,” Business Wire, October 14, 1998