Viacom, TW Cable reach TV Everywhere deal

Live or on-demand access to six cable nets

Time Warner Cable will make online access to programming from a selection of Viacom-owned cable networks, the companies announced Monday.

The cable operator’s subscribers will be able to watch either live linear feeds or full episodes on demand via computers or wireless devices powered by iOs or Android operating systems either inside or outside the home. The deal covers Nickelodeon, MTV, BET, VH1, Comedy Central and Spike.

Pact represents another stride TV distributors are making in their TV Everywhere initiative, which gives subs who authenticate with passwords additional viewing opportunities free of charge across digital platforms.

The deal overlaps with a settlement the companies reached in May that allowed for live-streaming within the home via a TW Cable-branded app strictly to iPads across a broader range of Viacom-owned networks.

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