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Viacom and Cablevision settle iPad spat

August 11, 2011

Viacom and Cablevision Systems have resolved a dispute over the latter’s alleged unauthorised streaming of Viacom channels on Apple Inc’s iPad.

In a joint statement, the companies said the settlement allows Viacom programming to remain on Cablevision’s Optimum Apps for the iPad and other devices. It also resolves a lawsuit that Viacom had filed in June against Cablevision.

“Cablevision and Viacom were able to resolve the iPad matter and an unrelated business matter to their mutual satisfaction,” they said. “Neither side is conceding its original legal position or will have further comment.”

Cablevision has faced a similar lawsuit by Time Warner but that case was put on hold in June as those companies tried to work out their differences.

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