Time Warner Pulls Channels From iPad App, Blames "Feeble" Whiners

time warner ipadThe Time-Warner iPad app.

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Time Warner Cable has pulled a bunch of channels from its popular iPad app after being threatened with lawsuits from programmers.The app, which launched earlier this month, has already been downloaded 300,000 times.

But programmers like News Corp, Viacom, and Discovery are not happy, and apparently want Time Warner to pay them extra for the right to stream their content to the iPad.

Time Warner believes it’s in the right, but instead of fighting it has agreed to pull the following channels:

  • Animal Planet
  • BET
  • CMT
  • Comedy Central
  • Discovery Channel
  • FX
  • MTV
  • National Geographic
  • Nickelodeon
  • Spike
  • VH1

Time Warner compared the whiners to a group of people trying to fight the current of a river with “feeble karate.”

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