Time Warner and Viacom Resolve Lawsuit, Plan on Adding New Channels to iPad App

There’s good news on the horizon for Time Warner Cable customers who regularly use the company’s TWC TV television streaming app – Viacom and Time Warner have settled their differences, so channels like MTV and Comedy Central will be returning to the app.

When Time Warner Cable first released its TV streaming app, some networks, like Viacom, threw a fit because the cable company hadn’t negotiated new licensing rights for the channels. Time Warner Cable maintained that the distribution was within its existing rights, sparking dual lawsuits with Viacom that have now been settled.

As part of the settlement, Time Warner Cable has agreed to add Viacom’s Country Music Channel (CMT) to the app, which was not a channel that was originally in the TWC TV app. In addition, all other Viacom channels will now be available, including Comedy Central, BET, Spike, Nickelodeon, MTV, and VH1.

If you’re a Time Warner Cable customer, you can download the TWC TV app for free from the App Store. The app allows subscribers to stream live television to their iPads and iPhones, so long as they are connected to their home Wi-Fi networks. The Viacom channels should be available in the app within the next few weeks.

[via TechCrunch]

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