· Disney will be at an advantage over new streaming competitors now that it has control over Hulu.
· The combined assets of Disney and Fox along with Hulu raise Disney's content hours to over 57,000.. Business Insider - Published
Two U.S. 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.. Newsmax - Published
President Donald Trump ordered then-economic adviser Gary Cohn in the summer of 2017 to put pressure on the Justice Department to sue to block the proposed AT&T-Time Warner merger, according to a story.. Newsmax - Published
A bombshell New Yorker report detailing the relationship between President Donald Trump and Fox News contains a series of stunning details — including reporting that Trump attempted to wield the.. Mediaite - Published
CNN chief Jeff Zucker is poised to assume oversight of Turner Sports, as part of a restructuring pending the AT&T-Time Warner merger, according to reports. A Wall Street Journal‘s report detailing.. Mediaite - Published
The federal government has lost its second court challenge to AT&T’s $85.4 billion merger with Time Warner, a blockbuster deal that has already begun to reshape much of the media industry. On.. SFGate - Published Also reported by •NYTimes.com
The Justice Department, which lost its latest attempt to block the AT&T-Time Warner merger, will not appeal the U.S. District Court of Appeals ruling.
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A federal judge blocked the Justice Department’s appeal to overturn AT&T’s buyout of Time Warner on Tuesday.
The decision, reported by CNBC, was reached by a three-judge panel from the U.S... The Wrap - Published
· An appeals court has upheld the AT&T-Time Warner merger in a victory for AT&T.
· On Tuesday, the court rejected the US Department of Justice's argument that a federal judge didn't understand the.. Business Insider - Published
Comcast is entering 2019 with a towering $114.7 billion in debt. It’s one of a handful of leading media companies that have amassed through ambitious M&A and the need to adapt to rapidly changing.. bizjournals - Published
2018 has been a year of transformation in the telecom and media industries.
Telco behemoths snatched up media and ad tech in an effort to compete against the Silicon Valley giants. Digital.. Business Insider - Published
The movie streaming service FilmStruck shut down last night. It was a niche site that catered to cinephiles. In its place will be a new streaming service coming from the ATT Time Warner merger. NPR - Published
As part of the ongoing consolidation of its marketing and public relations teams, the Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group has eliminated 15 positions but has also promoted 15 people, an individual with.. The Wrap - Published
HBO has tapped Jessica Holscott to be its new executive VP and chief financial officer.
She’ll replace Joe Tarulli, who is retiring after 27 years with the company at the end of the year.
“I.. The Wrap - Published
The United States Department of Justice came out swinging in a new briefing that attacks AT&T in the appeal for the Time Warner merger case. The government, seeking to overturn the judgement of a lower.. bizjournals - Published
The executive driving efforts around data at a key Time Warner business sees big opportunities with AT&T (NYSE:T). “AT&T is a massive addition to how we’re thinking about gaining consumer.. bizjournals - Published
· AT&T announced on Wednesday it will launch a new streaming service next year.
· The announcement comes after AT&T purchased Time Warner earlier this year.
· HBO, which was acquired in the.. Business Insider - Published
Consolidation in the healthcare industry continues at a record pace. But are these deals destined for success? Whether driven by a desire to operate more efficiently or to expand the brand and.. PRWeb - Published
AT&T shares took a 2.16 percent hit on Wednesday, after a Wells Fargo report raised concerns the company will be hampered by its “many mouths to feed,” following its $85.4 billion buyout of Time.. The Wrap - Published
· *Verizon will bundle YouTube TV along with 5G in its four initial 5G cities.*
· *YouTube TV typically runs at $40 a month and offers more than 60 channels, including networks like CBS, Fox, and.. Business Insider - Published
· *The DOJ released its written appeal argument against the AT&T-Time Warner merger on Monday.*
· *As a basis for its appeal, the DOJ argues that US District Court Judge Richard Leon didn't.. Business Insider - Published
The judge who allowed AT&T's mega-merger with Time Warner was clearly wrong in concluding the marriage won't harm consumers, the Trump Justice Department argued Monday in challenging the decision. Newsmax - Published Also reported by •SeattlePI.com •SFGate
The U.S. government, using more than 70 pages Monday to make its case against the tie-up of AT&T and Time Warner, said a lower court was “clearly erroneous” in its decision to clear the way for the.. bizjournals - Published
The Justice Department claimed federal judge Richard Leon ruled in favor of AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner “only by erroneously ignoring fundamental principles of economics and common.. USATODAY.com - Published
Broadband providers! They love to make noise about how dedicated they are to improving your service, rolling out new features, and generally adhering to both the law and their own code of ethics. So.. TechCrunch - Published
AT&T Audience Network has renewed thriller “Condor” for a second season and rom-com “You Me Her” for Seasons 4 and 5, the cable and streaming channel said Friday at the Television Critics.. The Wrap - Published
Despite government resistance, the recent approval of the AT&T-Time Warner merger could bring more media conglomerates in the future as cable, satellite, and phone companies strive to grow to compete.. Christian Science Monitor - Published
The Justice Department doesn't just want another shot at AT&T's big merger. It wants it to happen quickly. The federal government is asking the United States District Court of Appeals to expedite the.. bizjournals - Published