Time Warner Cable and Viacom end dispute, channels set to return to TWCable TV app

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Time Warner Cable and Viacom have finally come to an agreement and ended the dispute that has been ongoing for over a year. It started back in April last year when TWCable TV started to receive cease and desist orders from various TV networks over its TWCable TV app. Viacom was the most vocal and it led to TW Cable having to remove lots of channels from the app. Time Warner Cable filed a request for declaratory judgement and a year later appear to have resolved the dispute. We have heard very little since then but subscribers have still missed out on the channels that were removed.

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.

This will come as a welcome relief to all TW Cable subscribers as the removed programmes will start to appear on TWC TV over the next several weeks. Soon you will again be able to enjoy the much loved Jersey Shore or Comedy Central's The Daily Show. As an added bonus, TW Cable subscribers will also see some additional content from Viacom like MTV Hits, MTV Jams and Centric. If you live in the New York or other major markets, you will also get access to TV Land HD and Bet HD too.

Source: Viacom Blog


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Time Warner Cable and Viacom end dispute, channels set to return to TWCable TV app


Geez, a whole year? I’ve been able to watch live TV and my DVR recordings on my iPad and Android phone for over two years! I also have Dish, so when they released the Sling Adapter and Dish Remote Access app after I started working for them, I downloaded the app immediately. I understand that the disputes that Time Warner Cable was going through were long, but they must’ve seemed like a lifetime to Time Warner Cable subscribers, especially since their still restricted to their homes unlike Dish customers.

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