Viacom, Cablevision settle suit over iPad TV app

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? Cablevision and Viacom, the owner of MTV and other cable TV channels, have settled a lawsuit over software that lets subscribers view Viacom channels and individual shows on demand on their iPads.

Viacom Inc. had sought millions of dollars in damages and an injunction preventing Cablevision Systems Corp. from offering its Optimum app. Viacom said the app infringes on its copyrights. Cablevision says it’s an extension of a cable service that customers already pay for.

The companies did not give details of the settlement, though they said in a joint statement that they were “able to resolve the iPad matter and an unrelated business matter to their mutual satisfaction.”

Viacom filed the lawsuit in June in a federal court in New York.