Viacom, Time Warner Agree to Delay iPad Lawsuit

June 23, 2011

Viacom Inc. and Time Warner Cable Inc. have put their legal fight over beaming live TV channels to Apple Inc. iPads on pause, amid a broader battle between media companies and cable operators over the rights to distribute TV shows and movies on the Internet and on mobile devices. The détente in litigation comes as the two sides attempt to negotiate a resolution in their dispute over whether Time Warner Cable has the right to put Viacom channels, including MTV and Comedy Central, on new devices.

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