In a case cast as crucial to TiVo’s survival, a federal jury decided that EchoStar Communications Corp. copied key technologies from the digital video recording pioneer and awarded nearly $74 million.

The 10-member jury spent just about two hours, including a cigarette break, to decide that the parent of the Dish satellite network had infringed nine sections of TiVo’s patent on technology for digital video recorders that let viewers pause, rewind and fast-forward live TV shows.