Viacom and Time Warner Cable reach deal on iPad app for streaming programs

“Time Warner Cable subscribers will soon have another way to stream ‘The Daily Show With Jon Stewart’ and ‘Jersey Shore’ on iPads,” Amy Chozick reports for The New York Times.

“The breakthrough comes as a result of a settlement between Time Warner Cable and Viacom, which owns cable channels like Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, MTV and others,” Chozick reports. “For months there had been a heated dispute over whether the cable company should have access to Viacom programs through its TWCable TV app.”

Chozick reports, “On Wednesday, Viacom said that the companies had agreed ‘to resolve their pending litigations’ and that ‘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.'”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” and “David E.” for the heads up.]

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Viacom sues Cablevision over Apple iPad TV streaming app – June 23, 2011
Viacom to cable companies: Your iPad apps give customers too much – April 11, 2011


    1. Comedy Central currently airs South Park
      Nickelodeon currently airs Avatar: The Legend of Korra

      Either of those are good enough reasons for this news to delight me.

  1. It looks like Time Warner is finally getting on the side of their customers and giving them what they want. I think that as long as you are paying for content you should be able to stream it when and where you want and Time Warner seems to be slowly moving in that direction. They should follow in the footsteps of my Dish Remote Access app because I can stream any live TV channel and anything on my DVR. Sometimes a Dish coworker and I meet down at the park for a little chess and I like to bring my tablet along so we can watch the Rockies play live. When Time Warner can do something like that, outside the house, they will have a quality app for their customers.

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