Legal battle over SpongeBob SquarePants rights


Viacom (VIA, VIAB) issues a demand in federal court that its contact with Cablevision (NYSE:CVC) be rescinded.

The legal filing is in response to an anti-trust lawsuit filed by Cablevision against Viacom.

The crux of the dispute between the media companies is over whether Viacom tried to muscle Cablevision into including smaller networks with its well-known properties in bundled packages.

Cablevision wants the court to force Viacom into licensing MTV, Comedy Central, and Nickelodeon without non-core networks - while Viacom is looking for relief that would see its content pulled from Cablevision.

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