A Boy Named 'Sue': TWC, Viacom Go to the Mat

Time Warner Cable filed a request for declaratory judgment relating to Viacom cable networks. The request asks the court to rule that TWC's rights under its carriage agreement allow the MSO to deliver Viacom programming over its cable systems for viewing on devi...

Time Warner Cable filed a request for declaratory judgment relating to Viacom cable networks. The request asks the court to rule that TWC's rights under its carriage agreement allow the MSO to deliver Viacom programming over its cable systems for viewing on devices of its video customers' choosing, including iPads, in their homes. The case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Meanwhile, Viacom launched a breach-of contract and copyright infringement suit against TWC in the same court. The Wall Street Journal's take on it is available at http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20110407-715563.html.
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