Time Warner Cable has removed several streaming channels from their controversial (among media giants) iPad app.
The cable company is currently fighting with Viacom, Discovery Communications and the News Corporation over their right to stream content to users who are paying for those channels in their at-home cable television packages.
Time Warner believes it has the right to stream that content to customers, but issued this statement today: “For the time being, we have decided to focus our iPad efforts on those enlightened programmers who understand the benefit and importance of allowing our subscribers — and their viewers — to watch their programming on any screen in their homes. In the meantime, we will pursue all of our legal rights against the programmers who don’t share our vision.”
Time Warner says they will add additional channels to the app overnight to make up for the lost content.