AT&T | Time Warner

On October 22, 2016, AT&T and Time Warner announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which AT&T will acquire Time Warner in a stock-and-cash transaction valued at $107.50 per share.

Has President Trump Turned CNN Into a House of Existential Dread?

Location:
CNN, 1 CNN Center, Atlanta, GA, 30303, United States

After relentless attacks from President Donald Trump and his allies, a series of journalistic problems, and in the shadow of a possible merger, the network’s CEO, Jeff Zucker, is feeling the heat.

AT&T CEO to Separate Telecom, Media Businesses After Time Warner Merger

Location:
AT&T, 208 South Akard St, Dallas, TX, 75202, United States

AT&T plans to separate its telecom operations from its media assets after clinching a takeover of Time Warner, putting veteran AT&T executive John Stankey in charge of the Time Warner business

Groups to DOJ: AT&T-Time Warner Deal Appears to Need Blocking

Location:
Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20530-0001, United States

More than a dozen media consolidation critics—including Common Cause, Consumers Union and the Writers Guild of America West—told Attorney General Jeff Sessions that from all appearances the proposed AT&T-Time Warner merger cannot be saved by "conditions and piecemeal divestitures" and should be blocked.

AT&T’s Blockbuster Deal for Time Warner Hangs in Limbo

Location:
Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20530-0001, United States

The small army of career antitrust officials is marching toward a great unknown. For one thing, the Justice Department officials still don’t have a boss who will have the final say on whether to approve or block AT&T’s purchase of Time Warner.

Sen Klobuchar Warns Against Politicizing AT&T-Time Warner

Location:
Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20530-0001, United States

Sen Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) has warned attorney general Jeff Sessions that any political interference in the Justice Department's review of the AT&T-Time Warner merger would be "unacceptable."

Sen Collins (R-ME) calls for tight scrutiny on AT&T's proposed Time Warner merger

Location:
Capitol Building, East Capitol Street, NE and 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC, 20002, United States

Sen Susan Collins (R-ME) told the Department of Justice that she wants closer scrutiny of AT&T’s merger with Time Warner. In a letter to acting Assistant Attorney General Andrew Finch, Collins expressed concern with a consolidation of power that could lead to “reduced programming choices and higher prices for consumers.”

Democratic Sens Urge AG Sessions to Reject AT&T-Time Warner Merger

Location:
Capitol Building, East Capitol Street, NE and 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC, 20002, United States

A group of Democratic Sens is calling on the Justice Department to block the proposed AT&T-Time Warner merger, arguing the megadeal would hurt consumers.

Time Warner’s CEO says its $85 billion sale to AT&T is all about battling Google and Facebook

Location:
Time Warner, 1 Time Warner Center, New York, NY, 10019, United States
Recommendation:
1

Data, data, data. Who’s got it? Who doesn’t?

Trump antitrust enforcer vows to scrutinize mergers

Location:
Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20530-0001, United States
Recommendation:
1

Makan Delrahim, who's expected to be confirmed this week as head of the Justice Department's Antitrust Division, believes some so-called vertical mergers (such as the proposed AT&T-Time Warner deal) could pose anticompetitive concerns.

How Trump’s Pick for Top Antitrust Cop, Makan Delrahim, May Shape Competition

Location:
US Capitol, East Capitol Street, NE and 1st Street, NE, DC, 20515, United States
Recommendation:
2

Makan Delrahim, the nominee for chief antitrust cop at the Justice Department, will have his confirmation hearing April 26.

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