Viacom and Time Warner Cable Settle Their Dispute Over iPad TV Viewing

May 17, 2012  •  Post A Comment

The dispute between Viacom and Time Warner Cable over allowing cable customers to watch Viacom shows over Apple’s iPad and other devices has been settled, reports Bloomberg.

"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,” the two companies announced in a joint statement.

Time Warner Cable won’t pay more to stream shows on the devices, the story says.

Viacom sued Time Warner Cable last year, seeking to block the cable company from distributing its programming on handheld devices.

"The case underscored tensions between media companies and pay-television providers over how television content can be used in the iPad era. Consumers are increasingly watching TV on computers, tablets and other mobile devices, and cable companies are eager to accommodate them," the story points out.

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