Time Warner has quietly re-added some Discovery and Fox channels to its TWCable app for the iPad, while also adding some new ones. This update comes two weeks after the cable giant voluntarily pulled some of those same channels from its streaming service after receiving a cease and desist letter from the two networks.
While Time Warner’s feud with cable networks over its streaming iPad app received more coverage, Cablevision is also being criticized by one of the same entertainment giants. According to CNet, Viacom has accused the cable operator of providing live TV streaming of its networks that it “has not granted.” Will a cease and desist letter follow?
Time Warner has asked a court to determine whether it has the right to stream channels it carries using its month-old TWCable TV iPad app. In kind, Viacom has filed a lawsuit of its own against the cable giant. This sets up a classic battle between leaders in the entertainment industry.
Some giants in media began their fights, as Amazon revealed its cloud. Meanwhile, Angry Birds Rio sold ten million copies in just ten days, while the $41 million Color app joined the App Store and fell flat. Finally, AppAdvice introduced the world to the iPad 2i, but it was all just a joke. These stories and more made news during the last week.
Cablevision has quietly released its new Optimum for iPad app, which allows existing customers to stream live television programming to the tablet. The decision will almost certainly put the cable giant within the crosshairs of some networks who aren’t happy with the concept of streaming.
Less than 24 hours after removing 11 channels from its TWCable TV app for the iPad, Time Warner has added 20 more. The changes, which take effect immediately, were announced through an email sent to Time Warner customers.
Hours after Fox Cable requested Time Warner remove its channels from the new TWCable TV app for the iPad the cable giant has blinked. Effective immediately, Time Warner customers will no longer be able to stream programs using the app from Discovery, Fox, and Viacom.