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Telco and broadcast mergers remain rare - for good reasons

Wednesday 4 December 2019 | 17:24 CET | Author: Tim Poulus | Market Commentary
Telia has completed its takeover of Bonnier Broadcasting, after securing conditional regulatory approval. We find it difficult to get excited about this kind of vertical integration. The regulatory conditions imposed on the deal are already a bad sign. There are also few synergies to be had, apart from the operator being able to give away a subsidised OTT service to premium customers. These kind of deals appear to be largely window dressing for sluggish growth at telecom operators. 

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Companies: Bonnier / C More / Comcast / Disney / Telia / Time Warner / WarnerMedia
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