Cablevision And Viacom Resolved Issue For Live TV On iPad

Viacom sued Cablevision after the Optimum for iPad app launched and allowed cable customers to stream the entire channel lineup on their tablets. Finnaly this issue has been resolved. According to engadget Viacom’s case against Time Warner’s similar offering is on hold while they also try to work out a deal, but Cablevision’s stance from the start is that its approach fell within the existing agreements and they appear to have gotten their way. Checkout the press release bellow for more details bellow.

Press Release


Bethpage and New York, NY – August 10, 2011 – Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) and Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B) today reached an agreement to resolve litigation filed in the Southern District of New York related to Cablevision’s Optimum Apps.

In connection with the agreement, the companies jointly issued the following statement:

“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.”

[ttjad keyword=”general”]


Imrul Haque is Product Engineer at TheTechJournal. He writes about new products and covers mobile apps. You can reach him on Twitter And Google+.

This Post Has One Comment

  1. nicole.vega

    I’m sure their subscribers are pretty happy with the new additives. I was ecstatic when DISH Network released
    the DISH Remote Access app last year, and when used with my Sling Adapter I have all these same functions plus I can go mobile and actually leave my home. As an employee of DISH I was excited that they released this technology last year, and as a subscriber I’m thrilled with the ability to turn my Android and iPad2 into mini-TV’s that I can take with me everywhere.  Here’s more information on how to get a free Sling Adapter from DISH that will allow mobile viewing anywhere there is Wi-Fi or mobile 3G network.

Leave a Reply