By Reuters

Published: May 30, 2006, 2:54 PM PDT
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Time Warner networks CNN and Cartoon Network have sued Cablevision Systems in an attempt to block the cable operator's plans to roll out a network-based digital video recorder service.
The suit, which was filed last Friday, came just two days after four Hollywood studios and three major television networks filed a copyright suit seeking to prevent the launch of the new service.

The lawsuit filed on Friday by CNN and Cartoon Network is the same as that filed by News Corp.'s 20th Century Fox, General Electric's Universal Studios, Viacom's Paramount Pictures, the Walt Disney Co. and networks, CBS, Disney-owned ABC and NBC, also a unit of GE.