Cablevision, Viacom settle suit over TV on the iPad
Cablevision and Viacom announced on Wednesday that the two companies have reached an agreement about Cablevision’s TV streaming app, Optimum for iPad. Launched earlier this year, the Optimum app lets Cablevision subscribers watch streaming live TV anywhere in their home. It also includes a DVR, guide and on demand functions.
Shortly after the app was released Viacom slapped Cablevision with a lawsuit accusing the cable provider of streaming Viacom’s TV programming without Viacom’s consent. Wednesday’s press release confirms that all is well and good in cable TV land. Cablevision and Viacom have reached an agreement and Viacom programs will be available to users of the Optimum for iPad application. Viacom also released an iPhone and iPod touch version of the Optimum app on Wednesday as well.
Bethpage and New York, NY – August 10, 2011 – Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) and Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B) today reached an agreement to resolve litigation filed in the Southern District of New York related to Cablevision’s Optimum Apps.
In connection with the agreement, the companies jointly issued the following statement:
“Viacom and Cablevision have agreed to resolve their pending litigation, and the Viacom programming will continue to appear on Cablevision’s Optimum Apps for iPad and other IP devices. In reaching the settlement agreement, Cablevision and Viacom were able to resolve the iPad matter and an unrelated business matter to their mutual satisfaction. Neither side is conceding its original legal position or will have further comment.”
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