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AT&T drops after Trump administration appeals Time Warner merger

John Janedis, an analyst at Jefferies, warned clients on Friday that an appeal was highly unlikely to change the decision, and could take a year or more.

AT&T’s new WatchTV service is entering a fairly fragmented market, and it has the power to shake things up

The company announced its new pay-TV option just days after finalizing the much-anticipated acquisition of Time Warner, and the alternative to DirecTV offers an unbundled service for less money.
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson

Here’s everything AT&T will own after it buys Time Warner

HBO, Warner Bros. Studios, CNN, Bleacher Report, and a number of television networks will now be owned by AT&T. The company hopes it will now be able to compete with Amazon and Netflix.

Fox surges as AT&T’s court victory appears to give its Disney deal the green light — but a bidding war could be on the horizon

A Comcast takeover of Fox would be similar to AT&T’s so-called “vertical” merger with Time Warner in that it would combine two markedly businesses working at separate parts of the ecosystem. Comcast, a distributor of content, would have access to Fox’s popular franchises as well its its studios.

AT&T sinks overnight after court approves its $85 billion bid for Time Warner

"Everything's on the line now for the Department of Justice," Gene Kimmelman, a former DOJ antitrust official who now runs a consumer advocacy group, said. "They either come out as enormous victors … or they’ll face an avalanche of new transactions if they lose this case."