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Cablevision, Viacom settle iPad streaming dispute

Written by James Delahunty @ 14 Aug 2011 6:55

Cablevision, Viacom settle iPad streaming dispute Viacom programming to stay on Cablevision apps.
Viacom had alleged that Cablevision applications were offering unauthorized streams of its content. It argued that Cablevision only had an agreement that would allow it to only distribute Viacom programming over cable TV systems.

Time Warner Cable Inc. had also targeted Cablevision for the same reason, but the case has been on hold since June. Cablevision launched its Optimum Apps for the iPad and other devices in April this year.

"Cablevision and Viacom were able to resolve the iPad matter and an unrelated business matter to their mutual satisfaction," Cablevision and Viacom said in a joint statement. "Neither side is conceding its original legal position or will have further comment."

Due to the growing use of mobile devices for viewing video content, disagreements have been brewing between content providers and cable companies over the rights to distribute programming.

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