NEW YORK, N.Y. – Viacom Inc., the parent of pay TV networks MTV and Comedy Central, has settled a dispute with Time Warner Cable Inc. over whether its subscribers can watch shows like “Jersey Shore” on mobile devices while at home.
The settlement means that over the next few weeks, shows from Viacom networks will be available for viewing on iPads, iPhones and Android devices for people who pay for a video package of “expanded basic” or better. The shows are watchable through the TWC TV app.
The settlement won’t make such shows available when customers are outside the range of their home Wi-Fi networks.
The companies sued each other in April 2011 over whether Time Warner had to pay extra for those rights. Terms of the settlement weren’t disclosed.