Minneapolis politicians are expected to seek millions in penalties from Time Warner Cable for violating its franchise agreement, including failure to build an institutional cable network for the city and reserving 25% of its system capacity for public use, Skywaynews.com says. The MSO’s lawyer accused the city of trying to get as much money as it can as Time Warner transfers its franchise rights to Comcast. — Anime Network launched SVOD service ($6.95/mo) on Armstrong, Blue Ridge Cable and Patriot Media. — The Communications Workers of America is planning to picket Comcast’s Oakland office today. Its complaint: it’s too difficult to create a Comcast workers union.

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