Media conglomerate and Cablevision the cable providers announced yesterday that they have settled a lawsuit Cablevision’s the transport of Viacom channels on its “optimum” applications for Apple devices IOS. Settlement terms are not disclosed, but Viacom channels will continue to be offered by the service.
“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.”
Viacom is the center of the dispute, the cable companies have tried to push its range of equipment, such as the iPad, and the iPhone. Time Warner Cable was the first company to implement large-scale application iPad TV, but soon pulled Viacom channels after the content provider has argued that such use was not allowed to existing contracts.
Cable Vision, shortly after he began his application, which allows access to all channels to subscribe to the customer directly to Viacom in a difficult position. Both of their way to court controversy, Time Warner is looking for opinion, which will allow it to offer Viacom channels after Viacom Cablevision cited his refusal to stop carrying its channels. At that time, an agreement between Time Warner and Viacom, which is said to be ongoing, and even if the declaration is not yet done that in front of an agreement between Cablevision and Viacom also bodes well for the time Warner customers.
Viacom, owner of several well-known cable channels like Comedy Central and Nickelodeon and MTV families of channels.