“Time Warner has asked a judge to rule on whether it has the right to let customers stream cable content to their iPads, a question that has lit up debate among content providers, cable companies and their customers over the past weeks,” Nancy Gohring reports for IDG News Service.
“Time Warner filed a request in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York for a declaratory judgment related to Viacom, which owns TV companies including MTV and Nickelodeon,” Gohring reports. “The cable operator is asking a judge to rule that its customers are allowed to view Viacom content on any device they choose, including iPads, in their homes.”
Gohring reports, “Time Warner released an iPad app in mid-March that lets customers stream cable TV programs to their iPads over Wi-Fi in their homes. A couple of weeks later, it said that Fox Cable, Viacom and Discovery had asked it to remove their programming from the app. While Time Warner did pull the content, it said it believed it had the right to deliver the content to its iPad app.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Note: As of April 7th, Time Warner Cable has added 7 new channels to the TWCable TV App for iPad:
• History en Español
• Crime & Investigation Network
• History International
• The Biography Channel
This brings the total number of channels now available to over 50. You can see the full lineup here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn W.” for the heads up.]
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