In April of last year, you may remember we reported that television provider Viacom had gone after both Cablevision and Time Warner after both companies released applications capable of streaming television content to an owner’s iPad (or iPhone and iPod touch) – a move which it claims was not included in the original agreement between it and the aforementioned providers.
The company later settled with Cablevision, although Time Warner was reportedly still refusing to comply with the original agreement it had made with Viacom, which stated that the streaming of this Viacom-licensed television content to mobile devices which operate on a wireless connection beached their initial agreement.
However, in a new development regarding the legal dispute, both Time Warner and Viacom issued a joint statement this morning noting that the companies had come to an agreement to side-line the dispute.
Viacom and Time Warner Cable have agreed to resolve their pending litigations. All of Viacom’s programming will now be available to Time Warner Cable subscribers for in-home viewing via internet protocol-enabled devices such as iPads and Time Warner Cable will continue to carry Viacom’s Country Music Television (CMT) programming. In reaching the settlement agreement, Time Warner Cable and Viacom were also able to resolve other unrelated business matters to their mutual satisfaction. Neither side is conceding its original legal position or will have further comment.
As a result, Time Warner subscribers will be pleased to hear that – as of today – “all of Viacom’s programming will now be available to Time Warner Cable subscribers for in-home viewing via internet protocol-enabled devices such as iPads,” and “Time Warner Cable will continue to carry Viacom’s Country Music Television (CMT) programming.”
If you have a Time Warner subscription you can access this content immediately by heading to the App Store and grabbing the recently-updated Time Warner Cable IntelligentHome app. Enjoy!