Tag: Time Warner

U.S Sues to Block AT&T-Time Warner Mega Merger

DOJ’s Antitrust division, under the leadership of just-confirmed Assistant Attorney General Makan Delhrahim, announced Monday it would file suit to stop the proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner.

The AT&T-Time Warner Deal: Perspective from the Great Trustbuster, Part III — Theodore Roosevelt Explains Why Size Doesn’t Always Matter

In Part One of our series, we considered the curious partisan political inversion around the proposed AT&T-Time Warner deal, as Donald Trump has come out noisily in opposition, while Hillary Clinton seems quietly supportive. In Part Two, we introduced our guest-expert, the Great Trustbuster himself, Theodore Roosevelt, who explained that the history of the Republican Party’s antitrust policy is more complex than most people realize. Now, in Part Three, we will press Roosevelt for a specific opinion on the AT&T-Time Warner deal, and he will expand on his quantity-vs.-quality theory of regulation.

Top Media Reporter Hints Murdochs Could Tap CNN’s Zucker to Run Fox News

In a piece exploring AT&T’s pending $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, top media journalist and author Michael Wolff floats an interesting theory: namely, that if either former News Corp. COO Peter Chernin or current CNN chief Jeff Zucker don’t replace outgoing Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes, Zucker could be tapped by Rupert Murdoch’s sons to replace Roger Ailes atop Fox News.

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Charter Moves Forward on Friendly Bid for Time Warner Cable

John Malone, Chairman of Liberty Media, the dominant shareholder of Charter Communications, reportedly called Time Warner Cable CEO Rob Marcus in recent days about a friendly merger following the collapse last week of an offer by Comcast to buy Time Warner, according to the Wall Street Journal blog. Malone and Marcus appear be discussing a 3-way merger that would challenge Comcast’s industry dominance.

Cord-Cutting and Cable-Bill-Cutting Are All the Rage

The Wall Street Journal recently published a strange piece called “Why Cable TV Beats the Internet, For Now.” Despite pay-TV losing 1.4 million customers last year, it seems the WSJ is device-challenged and unwilling to embrace the obvious future dominance of Internet streaming media. And the war to discount your cost for pay-TV is heating up.