The court battle between Mexican media giant Televisa and U.S.-based Univision Communications has been postponed yet again, this time until Oct. 14.

The date for the trial has been moved back steadily in the past months, but was slated to begin July 2 in Los Angeles Federal Court. Now, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing on June 18, it has been shifted yet again, suggesting that the companies may be trying to settle the dispute out of court.

At the heart of the lawsuit, filed by Televisa in 2005, are royalty payments Televisa says it is owed by Univision, which has a programming deal in place that allows it to broadcast Televisa-produced content through 2017. Televisa, which is publicly held (Stock Symbol TV) also wants out of the deal, which supplies Univision and its networks (Univision, Galavision and Telefutura) with the bulk of its programming, chiefly soap operas and dramas which consistently garner top ratings.

In this past May's sweeps, Univision placed No. 3 among all broadcasters in the United States, beating out CBS, NBC and CW in adults. The network's stations in heavily Latino cities also regularly make it to No. 1 in local ratings.