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  • J-Lo Backed NuvoTV Outbids Puff Daddy for MSG’s Fuse TV

    J-Lo has outbid Puff Daddy in a battle to acquire pay-TV distribution for their rival cable networks.

  • BlackBerry Brings Back Bold as Growth Remains a Year Away

    BlackBerry Ltd., reporting narrower losses, said a growth recovery remains a year off and that it’s bringing back a discontinued smartphone called the Bold as a stopgap measure to keep more customers from leaving.

  • BlackBerry Wins Order Barring Sales by Seacrest’s Typo

    BlackBerry Ltd. won a court order barring Ryan Seacrest’s Typo Products LLC from selling a $99 iPhone case after convincing a judge that Typo is probably infringing its patents.

  • Canadian Stocks Fall as Health-Care Slump Offsets Retail Sales

    Canadian stocks fell, paring the best weekly rally in a month for the benchmark equity index, as declines in health-care and technology companies overshadowed better-than-forecast growth in retail sales.

  • BlackBerry Tells Judge Seacrest’s Typo Copied Keyboard

    BlackBerry Ltd. argued that Ryan Seacrest’s Typo Products LLC copied its keyboard before a judge who said two of the Canadian smartphone maker’s three patents in the case appear to be valid.

  • Jennifer Lopez-Backed NuvoTV Said to Make Offer for Fuse

    Jennifer Lopez, the pop star and entrepreneur, is challenging her former beau Sean “Diddy” Combs as the two compete for Madison Square Garden Co.’s Fuse TV, people with knowledge of the matter said.

  • Fox’s ‘American Idol’ Draws Fewest Viewers Since 2002

    “American Idol,” the singing competition show, drew the smallest audience to a season premiere since the program’s initial 2002 start.

  • Buffett’s Coca-Cola Complacency Warning Foretells Trouble

    Warren Buffett, speaking last April at Coca-Cola Co.’s annual meeting, warned that the beverage giant shouldn’t get complacent about its success. Ten months later, those words could come back to haunt the company.

  • Fox Network Looks for Life Beyond American Idol, 24

    By Ronald Grover May 13 (Bloomberg Businessweek) -- Kevin Reilly, Fox Broadcasting's entertainment president, is racing to find new shows. His worry is that the network's buoyant ratings could sink once Simon Cowell, the caustic talent judge and star of American Idol, leaves the successful singing competition this month after nine seasons. The Fox programming chief wants to remake a network that has relied on Idol, hour-long dramas, and cartoon comedies to lead in the crucial 18-to-49-year-old viewer category for almost six years. In addition to Cowell's exit from Idol, TV's most watched show, Fox is losing Kiefer Sutherland and his popular thriller, 24. The network needs fresh fare, especially because 18-to-49 ratings for both Idol and a medical drama, House, are slumping. Reilly, 47, insists he welcomes the challenge. "It's a high-class problem to have," he says. "The shows are still very

  • Fox Cancels Cowell’s ‘X Factor’ After End of Third Season

    Fox Broadcasting canceled the Simon Cowell-led TV talent show “The X Factor” after completing the program’s third season.

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