EEUU: AT&T y Dish exploran posibilidad de fusión

EEUU: AT&T y Dish exploran posibilidad de fusión

El proveedor de televisión satelital Dish Network está considerando una fusión con el servicio DirecTV de AT&T. Sin embargo, AT&T y Dish no han iniciado conversaciones al respecto, según informó Reuters el viernes 7 de junio. Ambas partes bandos jugaron brevemente con la idea de una fusión en 2014, solo para que AT&T lanzara un […]

US: AT&T’s DirecTV reportedly considering Dish satellite merger

US: AT&T’s DirecTV reportedly considering Dish satellite merger

Satellite TV provider Dish Network is reportedly considering a merger with AT&T’s DirecTV service. AT&T and Dish have no active deal talks ongoing, however, Reuters reported Friday, June 7. The sides briefly flirted with the idea again in 2014, only for AT&T to preemptively strike by acquiring DirecTV. Now, though nothing is imminent, Dish Network […]

US: Hulu spends US$1.43B to buy back AT&T stake

US: Hulu spends US$1.43B to buy back AT&T stake

Hulu has bought back wireless carrier AT&T’s stake in the US entertainment streaming service for US$1.43 billion, in a deal that values Hulu at US$15 billion, Reuters reported. The sale of AT&T’s 9.5% stake to Hulu in a cash deal gives Walt Disney—which holds a 60% stake in Hulu via a joint venture—more control of […]

US: Dems want to know if White House interfered in AT&T/TW merger

US: Dems want to know if White House interfered in AT&T/TW merger

On Thursday two US House Democrats asked the White House and Justice Department to turn over documents that could show whether Republican President Donald Trump sought to intervene in the regulatory review of AT&T’s $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner. In letters released on Thursday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler and Representative David Cicilline, who chairs […]

US: AT&T and Vodafone join forces to drive forward IoT connectivity

US: AT&T and Vodafone join forces to drive forward IoT connectivity

AT&T has teamed up with Vodafone Business to work on accelerating Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity and innovation within the automotive industry. The aim is to simplify the process of implementing IoT technology within vehicles and deliver safety, security, and entertainment solutions. “This alliance with Vodafone Business is a natural extension of our existing relationship,” […]

US: AG nominee claims Delrahim gave “inaccurate” version of Time Warner meeting

US: AG nominee claims Delrahim gave “inaccurate” version of Time Warner meeting

William Barr, President Donald Trump’s choice for the next Attorney General, earlier this year questioned whether the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division’s motivation for attempting to block the merger of AT&T and Time Warner was political. Barr, who served as Attorney General under George H.W. Bush, has been a member of the Time Warner […]

US: AT&T-Time Warner optimistic about DOJ’s merger appeal

US: AT&T-Time Warner optimistic about DOJ’s merger appeal

Federal Appeals Court judges Thursday, December 6, questioned lawyers representing the Department of Justice (DOJ) about the government’s economic concerns regarding AT&T’s US$85 billion acquisition of Time Warner. The DOJ’s Antitrust Division filed an appeal of a district court judge’s June approval of the merger that resulted in the formation of WarnerMedia—citing the deal would […]

US: More opinions on AT&T-Time Warner merger at Appeals Court

US: More opinions on AT&T-Time Warner merger at Appeals Court

  Over the objections of AT&T and Time Warner’s merger, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals has decided to permit 27 antitrust scholars to speak at a hearing later this week, according to the Hollywood Reporter. This Thursday, December 6, the US government will continue its efforts to block the US$85 billion deal between AT&T […]

Appeals court to hear DOJ objection to AT&T deal on Dec. 6

Appeals court to hear DOJ objection to AT&T deal on Dec. 6

A US appeals court will hear oral arguments on December 6 in the Justice Department’s (DOJ) fight against AT&T’s US$85.4 billion purchase of Time Warner, the court announced on Wednesday, October 17. The merger, which was announced in October 2016, closed on June 14 after a US district court ruled the deal was legal under […]

US: AT&T CEO raised idea of selling CNN to head off antitrust challenge

US: AT&T CEO raised idea of selling CNN to head off antitrust challenge

According to Bloomberg, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson floated the idea of selling CNN when he met with US antitrust officials last year in an attempt to head off a government lawsuit challenging the company’s proposed takeover of Time Warner, according to a deposition. During a November meeting with the Justice Department’s antitrust chief, Stephenson raised […]

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