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AT&T announces $85 billion Time Warner acquisition

AT&T announces $85 billion Time Warner acquisition

Just as the rumors foretold, AT&T has entered a bid to buy Time Warner. In a stock-and-cash deal, AT&T is offering $85.4 billion, and when Time Warner's debt is taken into account, the total cost of the transaction comes to $108.7 billion. AT&T is expecting the deal to be complete by the end of 2017, assuming the appropriate officials and regulators approve the merger.

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AT&T reported to be nearing $85B Time Warner acquisition deal

AT&T reported to be nearing $85B Time Warner acquisition deal

AT&T is believed to be close to reaching an acquisition deal for telecom giant Time Warner to the tune of $85 billion, according to several sources including Bloomberg and Wall Street Journal. Senior executives from both companies have been said to be holding meetings over the last few weeks, and Time Warner CEO Jeffrey Bewkes has said in the past that they would consider a sale if the right price was reached.

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Charter’s Time Warner Cable acquisition gets OK from FCC

Charter’s Time Warner Cable acquisition gets OK from FCC

Late last month, the Justice Department approved Charter's planned acquisition of Time Warner Cable, but as we noted, the merger still required a go-ahead from the Federal Communication Commission. In a statement today, the FCC announced that it has voted in favor of the acquisition, a business move that will result in the second-largest broadband provider in the U.S. In addition to TWC, Charter will be buying Bright House Networks.

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Charter’s TWC acquisition gets approval from Justice Department

Charter’s TWC acquisition gets approval from Justice Department

Charter’s purchase of Time Warner Cable has been given the green light by the U.S. Department of Justice, it has announced, allowing the two companies to be merged into one. Under the deal, the merged entity will be known as New Charter; as well, Charter Communications will be buying Bright House networks. The deal is significant, and will lead Charter to become the second largest broadband Internet provider in the U.S.

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Comcast tipped in plan to nix TWC merger

Comcast tipped in plan to nix TWC merger

Last week, word surfaced that the Department of Justice was planning to recommend the Comcast and Time Warner Cable acquisition be blocked, and was collecting evidence to support a case against the merger. This was good news to the (loads of) critics of the plan, and pointed toward a ray of hope that the acquisition wouldn’t go through. Now there’s a bigger sign that the end is near, with sources saying that Comcast is going to withdraw its acquisition plans.

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DoJ tipped in plan to recommend Comcast-TWC merger block

DoJ tipped in plan to recommend Comcast-TWC merger block

Many have criticized the planned merger of Comcast and Time Warner, and for valid reasons. Now sources have cropped up to say that it might not happen after all, with the Department of Justice reportedly contemplating a recommendation to block the acquisition. Says the sources, there are concerns that such a merger between the two companies would be to the detriment of consumers. Furthermore, lawyers for the DoJ are said to be gathering evidence in support of a case to challenge the planned acquisition.

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Comcast, Time Warner Cable hit with acquisition review delay

Comcast, Time Warner Cable hit with acquisition review delay

The Comcast and Time Warner Cable merger has hit another snag, with the Federal Communications Commission reporting that Time Warner had held back over 7,000 documents. The FCC discovered the issue some time this month, with the reason said to have been caused by "an inappropriate claim of attorney-client privilege." After realizing 7,000 or so documents were withheld, the FCC then discovered Time Warner had also experienced a "vendor error" that resulted in failure to provide more than 31,000 documents.

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Dish Network and Turner squabble, channels go dark

Dish Network and Turner squabble, channels go dark

Contract disputes are a common thing, and we've seen them span all varieties of companies: Amazon has had its share of battles this year, for example, and we've seen television watchers suffer as a result of soured negotiations. That latter issue has again arisen, this time affecting Dish Network subscribers who enjoy watching certain channels, CNN among them. It seems the satellite company is in a dispute with Turner over contractual issues, and as a result several channels -- fairly notable and high-demand ones -- have been pulled.

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NBA tipped in deal with broadcasters for new online video service

NBA tipped in deal with broadcasters for new online video service

If you find the limitations of traditional cable television subscriptions increasingly pointless, you're not the only one. Many consumers complement their cable subscription with online video streaming services and similar offerings, sometimes entirely dropping cable in favor of these alternatives. Access to sports content has been one of the biggest barriers to cable cutting for many, however, an issue that is being increasing addressed. According to sources that have spoken to the Wall Street Journal, NBA fans in particular might be in for some good news.

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Dish complains to FCC about Comcast/Time Warner, DirecTV/AT&T

Dish complains to FCC about Comcast/Time Warner, DirecTV/AT&T

Dish has come out in opposition to the proposed Comcast/Time Warner merger. Speaking to the FCC, the satellite provider says the deal presents “serious competitive concerns” for the industry. They also don’t see how any damage would be mitigated or reversed.

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Comcast wants to cap data, says 500GB is plenty

Comcast wants to cap data, says 500GB is plenty

Comcast, who are in discussions to acquire Time Warner Cable, have redefined capped data. David Cohen, an executive with Comcast says he expects they’ll begin offering “usage-based billing”, which translates to “we’ll give you a data allotment and charge you if you go over it”.

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Roku to run Showtime Anytime app

Roku to run Showtime Anytime app

There’s an addition to the Roku lineup of apps this week, one that brings a wide variety of Showtime-based content to the smart TV system. This update brings the app called Showtime Anytime to Roku, this including TV series like Nurse Jackie and Dexter. This app includes a layout unique to Roku, one that serves up search and recently watched features atop a number of broad categories.

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