Viacom Sues Cablevision Over TV-Streaming For iPad App

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Viacom took a break from courtroom battling over Time Warner Cables iPad app, filed a law suit against Cablevision over the optimum for iPad app. Viacom wants revised agreement before it sees its content appear on new screens, but Cablevision claims that the cable service on the iPad is the same as on any TV. Check out the official statements from the two companies

Viacom:

"We have taken this action to protect our valuable content. Over the last few months, we have had limited and unproductive discussions with Cablevision about licensing iPad rights. We remain open to productive discussions, but we cannot wait indefinitely while our networks are being distributed without permission."

Cablevision:

"Cablevision's very popular Optimum App for iPad, which has been available to our customers for nearly three months, falls within our existing cable television licensing agreements with programmers including Viacom. It is cable television service on the iPad, which functions as a television, and is delivered securely to our customers in the home on Cablevision's own proprietary network."

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