Time Warner Cable Signs Deal With Viacom
Time Warner Cable reached a deal with Viacom to provide full-length TV episodes from six networks — Nick, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Spike and VH1 — to the cable operator’s TV customers over the Internet anywhere in the U.S. on their computers.
Viacom also has TV Everywhere deals with Verizon Communications’ FiOS TV and Suddenlink Communications to provide video to their subscribers via its networks’ TVE sites, for no additional fee.
Also, Comcast provides Viacom programming to subs through its XfinityTV.com and mobile services. A Viacom spokesman said the Comcast and Suddenlink deals are still in a “trial stage.”
“Time Warner Cable continues to bring great entertainment to its customers in every corner of their lives, and Viacom networks are a powerful part of that comprehensive experience that Time Warner Cable customers can count on to enjoy on every screen,” Denise Denson, Viacom Media Networks executive vice president of content distribution and marketing, said in a statement.
Last year, Viacom and the cable operator came to legal blows over Time Warner Cable’s iPad app for in-home live streaming of the programmer’s networks. Viacom sued TWC, arguing that what is now called TWC TV represented unauthorized distribution of its content.
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