Under Pressure From Cable Nets, Time Warner Cable Drops 12 Networks from its iPad App

Apr 1, 2011  •  Post A Comment

After protests from cable television companies including Viacom and Discovery Communications, Time Warner Cable is dropping 12 networks from its iPad application that allows consumers to watch TV on the devices from anywhere in their homes, reports Bloomberg.

Time Warner Cable said it will focus on other channels and “pursue all of our legal rights against the programmers who don’t share our vision,” according to a statement from the company.

The 12 networks that will be pulled are Viacom’s BET, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Spike TV and VH1; Fox’s FX and National Geographic; and Discovery’s Animal Planet, TLC and Discovery Channel, the article notes.

Fox sent a cease-and-desist letter to Time Warner on Wednesday demanding that the company stop streaming its networks on the iPad app, the article adds.

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