Tag Archives: Time Warner

Anatel puts off decision on AT&T-Time Warner merger

The analysis on Time Warner and AT&T merger by the Brazilian regulator Anatel was postponed last August 22nd, as requested by advisor Moises Moreira. The decision was made to make a deeper review and resume the merger process between the companies on September 5th. At that meeting, an additional 120-day extension may be requested for [...]

AT&T and Time Warner evaluate to remove pay TV channels in Brazil

Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) and National Film Agency (Ancine) will have to decide in the second half of the year on the acquisition of Time Warner (today Warner Media) by AT&T. If the decision is that AT & T can not own HBO, Turner (TNT and CNN) and Sky at the same time, one [...]

Anatel imposes a 180-day term on AT&T to sell Brazilian pay TV operations

National Telecommunications Agencys Competition Superintendence (Anatel) established a 180-day deadline for AT&T to sell its pay TV operations in Brazil for violating Conditional Access Law (Seac). Anatels Council will issue a final decision. The decision, which will not allow AT&T and Time Warners merger, was taken by Anatels department, that understood two years ago that [...]

AT&T plans to launch new streaming service in 2019

AT&Ts WarnerMedia (formerly Time Warner) plans to launch a new direct-to-consumer (D2C) streaming service in the fourth quarter of 2019, the unit CEO John Stankey said in a statement. We are committed to launching a compelling and competitive product, the executive said. The new initiative will be anchored by HBO as a lead brand, and [...]

FTA channels oppose AT&T-Time Warner deal in Brazil

During a public hearing held this week in the Commission of Science and Technology, Communication and Information Technology of the Chamber of Deputies, executives of Abert and Abratel, entities representing main free-to-air channels, presented their arguments against AT&T- Time Warner merger. According to Abert, which represents Globo, SBT and Band, the acquisition is a “clear [...]

American Cable Association asks to reverse AT&T antitrust decision

The American Cable Association (ACA), an entity that represents small and medium-sized operators, urged the appeals court to reverse the rulling that allowed the AT&T-Time Warner merger. In June, District Judge Richard Leon allowed AT&T to complete the acquisition. However, the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) is appealing that decision. In an amicus brief to the [...]

U.S. Justice Department to appeal approval of AT&T-Time Warner merger

The U.S. Justice Department announced on Thursday last week that it will appeal the AT&T-Time Warner merger approval. The deal was completed on June 14. In a statement, David McAtee, AT&T General Counsel said, the Courts decision could hardly have been more thorough, fact-based, and well-reasoned. While the losing party in litigation always has the [...]

AT&T completes acquisition of Time Warner

AT&T has completed its acquisition of Time Warner. The announcement was made just two days after a federal judge approved the USD 85.4 billion deal. Following the acquisition, AT&T rebranded Time Warner as WarnerMedia. In this way, the telecommunications company complements its video, mobile and broadband portfolio with the entertainment offer of Warner Bros., HBO [...]

Judge approves AT&T-Time Warner deal

A U.S. court ruled that AT&T can continue with its acquisition of Time Warner. District Judge Richard Leon announced its decision on Tuesday in the framework of one of the largest antitrust cases in years. Leon ruled that the Justice Department could not prove that the deal harms pay TV competition. The Judge approved the [...]