Lawsuit settlement over cable shows on iPad -

Lawsuit settlement over cable shows on iPad

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Two big media players have decided to play nice together -- when it comes to having programming show up on iPads.

Cablevision and Viacom have settled a lawsuit over software that lets subscribers see Viacom offerings on their iPads.

Viacom owns MTV as well as a bunch of other cable TV channels. It had sought millions in damages -- and an injunction preventing Cablevision from offering its Optimum app.

Viacom said the app infringes on its copyrights, while Cablevision says it's an extension of a cable service that customers already pay for.

The companies didn't give details of the settlement. But in a joint statement, they said the matter had been resolved "to their mutual satisfaction."



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