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Viacom, Time Warner settle mobile viewing dispute

May 17, 2012

By Colin Mann

Viacom and Time Warner Cable have agreed to resolve pending disputes relating to mobile viewing of popular Viacom programming, a move described as “very good news for consumers” in a Viacom company blog.

Time Warner Cable subscribers will be able to enjoy Viacom programming – from MTV’s Jersey Shore to Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and more – through TWC TVTM, Time Warner Cable’s in-home streaming app for tablet devices. In addition, Time Warner Cable subscribers will get even more on-air channels from Viacom, including MTV Hits, MTV Jams and Centric, and subscribers in many major markets such as New York City will gain access to TV Land HD and BET HD, as well.

According to a joint statement from the pair: “Viacom and Time Warner Cable have agreed to resolve their pending litigations. 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 and Time Warner Cable will continue to carry Viacom’s Country Music Television (CMT) programming. In reaching the settlement agreement, Time Warner Cable and Viacom were also able to resolve other unrelated business matters to their mutual satisfaction. Neither side is conceding its original legal position or will have further comment.”

Viacom programming will be rolled out on TWC TVTM over the next several weeks.

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