Time Warner Cable & Viacom End Legal Dispute, Bring Content Streaming Back To iOS

Time Warner Cable & Viacom End Legal Dispute, Bring Content Streaming Back To iOS

Time Warner Cable and Viacom have agreed to resolve a battle over Time Warner’s iOS app that allows users to stream Viacom content within their homes over a wireless network. Both companies released a joint statement this week confirming that Viacom content would be returning to the free TWC TV app.

The statement read:

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.

The two companies have been involved in a dispute over the iPad app for more than 12 months after Viacom argued that it was unlicensed distribution of its content, and that TWC was trying to “unilaterally change the terms” of their contract. However, TWC maintained that its app simply turned an iPad into another TV screen.

Now that the companies have ended their fracas, you can expect Viacom streaming to return to the app over the next few weeks.

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