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Cablevision sued by Viacom over mobile streaming

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 23 Jun 2011 11:05

Cablevision sued by Viacom over mobile streaming Viacom has sued Cablevision today over its mobile streaming content, alleging it is unauthorized.
In April, Cablevision launched its "Optimum App," giving subscribers a chance to stream TV programs via their iPad.

Viacom claims the app violates the two company's current agreement to distribute Viacom programing only on cable TV systems.

The media company is demanding a halt on the streaming and $2 million in damages for each trademark violation.

Cablevision says the Optimum App "falls within our existing cable television licensing agreements with programmers, including Viacom," and will fight the charges.

The cable operator has 3.7 million customers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

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