Jennifer Lopez outbids Puffy for rights to Fuse TV
Former lovers are in opposing camps again after a bid to expand an upstart music channel got outbid by
another upstart channel looking to build on their brand. A Jennifer Lopez group at NuvoTV outbid her
former flame, Sean “Puffy Daddy” Combs for the rights to the Fuse network.
Combs, who owns a majority share at Revolt, was looking to expand his brand and create a music TV
conglomerate. He offered $200 million for the network but was slightly outbid for the network whose
previous owners, Madison Square Garden Co. was ecstatic to start a bidding war.
NuvoTV will use its new network to expand its hold on Latino music and culture. The Los Angeles based
company can be currently seen in 32 million households, which is less than half of what Fuse currently
brings in. This may allow them to avoid a drop from major cable subsidiaries such as Time Warner and
This is a definitive blow for Combs who was looking to expand his music oriented platform to two
channels. It has to hurt also that Lopez was involved as the two dated in the late 90’s culminating after
he went to trial after his artist Jamal “Shyne” Barrow fired a gun in a club.