Mergers

FCC

Sinclair's Bid to Monopolize Local TV News Is Officially Dead

Tribune Media has scrapped its merger deal and has accused Sinclair of "unnecessarily aggressive" behavior.
Karl Bode
8.9.18
Space

A Black Hole Has Been Shredding a Star Twice the Size of the Sun for 10 Years

Astronomers have been watching the full fallout of a tidal disruption event for years.
Becky Ferreira
6.14.18
Mergers

Trump FCC Tries to Claim Its Blatant Sinclair Favoritism Was Entirely Coincidental

The FCC has quickly been dismantling rules designed to protect media consumers and smaller competitors.
Karl Bode
5.23.18
big telecom

AT&T’s Contract with Michael Cohen Shows Exactly What It Hoped to Get From Him

The Washington Post released the consulting contract between Trump’s lawyer and the telecom firm.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.11.18
RIP

Yahoo! Is Dead, Will Now Be Called ‘Altaba'

If the Verizon deal goes through, one of Silicon Valley’s most famous brand names will soon exist only in our memories.
Sam Gustin
1.10.17
cnn

AT&T and Time Warner Execs Vow to Protect Press Freedom Under Trump

The issue of First Amendment free speech protections is now front and center.
Sam Gustin
12.7.16
competition

AT&T CEO Says $85B Time Warner Deal Will Be Tremendous for Consumers

But public interest groups warn that media consolidation usually leads to higher prices.
Sam Gustin
12.7.16
tv

The $85 Billion Question: Will the FCC Review the AT&T-Time Warner Deal?

AT&T and Time Warner want to avoid FCC scrutiny. That’s unlikely.
Sam Gustin
10.28.16
Business

AT&T Set to Rack Up Massive Debt as Time Warner CEO Hits the Jackpot

If the deal goes through, AT&T will be saddled with a gargantuan amount of debt, as much as $200 billion or more.
Sam Gustin
10.24.16
HBO

Public Interest Groups Sound the Alarm Over Possible AT&T-Time Warner Merger

Vertical integration is back.
Sam Gustin
10.21.16
Internet

FCC Approves New US Broadband Giant in Charter-Time Warner Cable Merger

Public interest groups warn the deal, which will create a massive new broadband giant with more than 20 million customers in 41 states, will lead to higher prices for consumers.
Sam Gustin
5.6.16
competition

Looming Charter-TWC Merger Could Hurt Video Streaming, Advocates Warn

Anti-merger groups warn that if safeguards aren’t put in place, the merger could be a threat to over-the-top streaming services.
Kari Paul
3.17.16