The media mega-merger that changed everything

Mar 4, 2019
Thirty years ago Monday, Time Inc. announced it would acquire Warner Communications Inc.
The logo and trading information for Time Warner is displayed on a monitor on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) June 13, 2018 in New York City.
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AT&T aims to bring more targeted ads to your TV screen

Sep 28, 2018
"It's absolutely about competing with Google and Facebook," an Ad Age reporter says.
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"The government is often the underdog," the U.S. assistant attorney general says

Makan Delrahim talks about the Justice Department's losing bid to block the AT&T-Time Warner merger, along with other antitrust cases.
“We don't have a 24-hour dedicated news channel to go out and spin your case to the American public and judges and others as some merging parties might,” says Makan Delrahim, pictured above at the Aspen Ideas Festival, of the loss of the AT&T-Time Warner case.
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AT&T’s WatchTV sprouts shortly after finalizing Time Warner deal

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Jun 22, 2018
Practically before the ink was dry on its merger with Time Warner, AT&T announced a new streaming service called WatchTV. At $15 a month, it’s a lower-cost alternative to AT&T’s other streaming service, DirecTV Now. WatchTV is a pared-down bundle…

Comcast, Disney in Fox chase

Jun 18, 2018
A federal court’s historic decision to let AT&T and Time Warner merge has unleashed other deal talks among giant companies. Just a day after the decision, Comcast renewed its bid for 21st Century Fox assets — a $65 billion offer. Compare…

What the AT&T ruling means for mergers and acquisitions

Jun 13, 2018
Yesterday … a judge cleared AT&T’s $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner. Today… Comcast bid $65 billion in cash for 21st Century Fox assets, which Disney is already trying to buy. Coincidence? I think not. The AT&T decision was closely…

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The marriage of AT&T and Time Warner is good to go, apparently.

Jun 13, 2018
What happens when the internet connection, the channels and the shows are brought to you by one company?
O'Melveny & Myers counsel Daniel M. Petrocelli speaks at a news conference in Time Warner headquarters addressing the latest developments in the AT&T and Time Warner merger on Nov. 20, 2017, in New York City.
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Federal judge approves AT&T-Time Warner merger

Jun 12, 2018
U.S. District Judge Richard Leon green-lit the merger without adding major conditions to the deal.
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Merger of AT&T-Time Warner goes to court

Mar 19, 2018
AT&T’s proposed $84.5 billion bid to take over Time Warner goes before a federal judge beginning today . The Trump Justice Department is suing to block the mega-merger on antitrust grounds. Click the audio player above to hear the full…