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AT&T’s price increases the result of billion-dollar merger debt

AT&T’s price increases the result of billion-dollar merger debt

In the last several years, AT&T has made two huge acquisitions: DirecTV in 2015, and Time Warner in 2018. With these mergers — which were clearly anti-consumer — AT&T thought it turn itself from a telecom giant into a cable TV giant, with a near monopoly on the US's media industry. But instead of just buying itself an undeniable advantage, the company has given customers more reason to leave by attempting to cover its immense debt with price increases.

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It’s official: AT&T now owns Time Warner

It’s official: AT&T now owns Time Warner

It’s the inevitable conclusion to an acquisition years in the making, especially after a US court gave its thumbs up. AT&T has just proudly announced that it has, at long last, completed its acquisition of Time Warner. This practically puts one of the US’ biggest entertainment companies into the hands of one of the country’s biggest telecom companies, creating a media giant that AT&T’s rivals will have a hard time toppling.

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Comcast eyes Fox after AT&T gets Time Warner merger approval

Comcast eyes Fox after AT&T gets Time Warner merger approval

In a massively controversial decision, US District Judge Richard Leon has ruled that AT&T can acquire Time Warner, and do so without any conditions placed on it. This was the biggest antitrust case in many years, potentially paving the way for similar deals among other companies. Now that the ruling has been made, we may soon see the fallout: sources say Comcast is preparing to make a move on Fox.

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AT&T Time Warner merger may be blocked by DOJ lawsuit

AT&T Time Warner merger may be blocked by DOJ lawsuit

The Department of Justice is filing a lawsuit to block the merger between AT&T and Time Warner, sources have said, marking a big turn of events for the planned -- and controversial -- deal. Details are still rolling in, but sources claim the Justice Department will officially announce an antitrust suit today regarding the merger. For its part, the DOJ confirmed that it has a major antitrust matter in the pipeline, but didn't name companies.

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You should absolutely be worried about the AT&T Time Warner deal

You should absolutely be worried about the AT&T Time Warner deal

It's been quite some time since we heard about AT&T's planned acquisition of Time Warner, but today the deal is forcing its way back into the spotlight. As it turns out, there might be some strife between AT&T and US regulators when it comes to the merger. That much should hardly be surprisingly, as Time Warner and AT&T are two already monolithic companies, so having the two in talks to become one would definitely get regulators' attention.

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Boomerang is an upcoming streaming service for classic cartoons

Boomerang is an upcoming streaming service for classic cartoons

The classic cartoons from many Internet-goers’ pasts will be available on-demand soon via an upcoming streaming service from Warner Bros and Turner. Called Boomerang (just like the classic cartoon channel), the service will give streamers ad-free access to thousands of classic cartoon episodes for $4.99/month, including ones from notable series like The Jetsons and The Flintstones.

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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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