The US Court of Appeals for the Federal District has set Oct 4 for arguments in TiVo and EchoStar’s long-running patent dispute. Last year, a TX judge barred EchoStar from deploying its DVRs and ordered it to pay TiVo $89.6mln. The order was stayed during appeal. — Carlsbad, CA, sued Time Warner Cable for operating without a valid franchise agreement since Nov. The city wants the MSO’s gross revenue for the period in question. Time Warner notes it may not need a franchise because of the new state franchising law enacted in Jan, reports the North County Times.

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There’s been breathless anticipation for new NFL rights deals to be announced this week or next.

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