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AT&T/Time Warner merger: pros and cons still unclear

Monday 18 June 2018 | 11:45 CET | Author: Tim Poulus | Market Commentary
AT&T has won the lawsuit brought by the US Department of Justice against its takeover of Time Warner, allowing the US operator to complete the deal without conditions. The court found that the DoJ was unable to show how competition would be reduced or that prices for TV or broadband would increase as a result of the merger. The DoJ could still appeal. The earlier merger of Comcast and NBCUniversal did face conditions, and there appear to have been no negative effects on the market. However, it's unclear whether the companies have clearly profited from the merger. 

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Companies: 21st Century Fox / Comcast / Disney / Netflix / Sony / Sprint / Telenet / Time Warner / T-Mobile US / Verizon / Viacom
Countries: United States
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