Here a look at what's pushing the buttons of broadband and cable.
A new carriage deal between Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) and Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA) will let the MSO's customers stream the live feeds of BET, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, MTV, Spike, and VH1 via PCs whether they are at home or not. After a spat over access rights, TW Cable eventually got permission to stream Viacom content via the MSO's own app for iPads and Android devices that are within reach of the customer's home Wi-Fi network, but this new deal also lets subscribers access those channels on specialized TV Everywhere websites. TW Cable customers will need to log in using their TW Cable credentials. (See TW Cable, Viacom Take iPad Fight to Court .)
Aereo Inc.tweeted Monday night that "widespread DNS outages on the Internet" meant that its customers were having trouble accessing the company's site to stream live TV and watch content stored on the network DVR. The site appeared to be in working order again by Tuesday morning. (See Aereo Offers a Free Taste .)
U.K. operator Virgin Media Inc. (Nasdaq: VMED) will launch a TV Everywhere service this fall that will feature 30 live channels and access to more than 2,000 hours of VoD, reports Digital TV Europe, noting that the MSO will offer it initially on iOS devices, with Android support coming online sometime in 2013.
YouTube Inc. has launched an app optimized for the iPhone (with ads), with one for the iPad in development. The new app, which will provide access to more ad-supported YouTube fare, replaces a system app from Apple that won't be included in iOS 6, states NewTeeVee.
Liberty Global Inc. (Nasdaq: LBTY)'s multi-screen Horizon TV service is coming online about a year later than expected, but part of that delay could be chalked up to the unusual order in which the platform was developed. Rather than starting with a box and working things out from there, the MSO opted to start with the user interface (NDS's Snowflake) and then pick out the manufacturers and other tech components, company CTO Balan Nair said at the IBC show in Amsterdam, according to Broadband TV News. (See Liberty Global Embarks on New TV Horizon.)