AT&T extends U-verse to 4,200 San Diego-area locations; Verizon sets dates for annual VOD binge-a-thon

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> Chipmakers Entropic Communications and ViXS Systems have settled litigation and agreed to execute cross-licensing deals that cover disputed patents. Story

> AT&T has extended its U-verse service to 4,200 additional San Diego, Calif.-area locations. Story

> Comcast is disputing a report on the blog DeepDotWeb claiming that some of its broadband customers have been warned that they risk service termination if they use the browser Tor. Story

> Connecticut state and local government officials have formed an alliance to attract investment in gigabit-speed broadband networks. Story

> Verizon has scheduled Sept. 19-29 for its annual Free On Demand Marathon. Partnering with more than 60 networks, the offering lets FiOS users "catch up" on more than 70 TV series via VOD in advance of the fall season. Story

> For the 2013-14 TV season, women made up only 27 percent of series creators, directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors and directors of photography, down from 28 percent in the preceding season, according to a report issued by San Diego State's Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film. Story

> Barry Diller's IAC Corp. has named NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment chair Bonnie Hammer to its board of directors. Story

And finally…   YouTube programming network Machinima has named former Bunim/Murray Productions executive Daniel Tibbets as its new chief content officer. Story

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