Viacom to Ops: Pay Up for iPad-Video Rights

Spangler, Todd
June 2011
Multichannel News;6/27/2011, Vol. 32 Issue 26, p2
The article reports that Viacom has sued Cablevision System on charge that the iPad application of Cablevision has violated their distribution agreement, while seeking to settle its dispute with Time Warner Cable (TWC) on the same issue. It says that Viacom seeks two million per trademark violation, as well as unspecified monetary damages. Meanwhile, Cablevision asserts that its Optimum Application for iPad falls under its existing cable television licensing agreements with programmers.


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