Time Warner CEO Jeffrey Bewkes Defends AT&T Merger at Antitrust Trial

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Business Television Business THR Online Jeff Bewkes Time Warner"It moves us in the direction of competing with Google and Facebook," says Bewkes. read more. THR, Esq.

AT&T-Time Warner Merger Gains Judge's Approval

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The blockbuster ruling comes in a historic antitrust case that will impact the future of the entertainment and media landscape. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Tech Business THR Online

Read Judge Leon's A.T.T.-Time Warner Decision

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Time Warner merger decision, courtesy of a CNBC link. Read U. District Court Judge Richard Leon's (lengthy) A.T.& Discussion here (CBS), Variety, CNBC

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Justice Department Appealing Decision Allowing AT&T-Time Warner Merger

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A federal judge rejected the government's antitrust contentions in June. The case is now headed to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

DirecTV Wants Out of Government's Fight With AT&T, Time Warner

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"The government offered no testimony or other evidence even hinting, much less demonstrating, that as a result of the merger DIRECTV’s incentives or behavior will change for the worse, or that it will be capable of harming competition." read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

Time Warner Cable Sued Over Lakers and Dodgers Channels

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Los Angeles Lakers Television Time Warner Cable Business Los Angeles Dodgers A class-action lawsuit charges that subscribers are being required to pay higher fees without the ability to opt out of the channels. read more. The Business THR, Esq.

Radio Announcer Sues L.A. Lakers, Time Warner Cable for $1 Million

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Los Angeles Lakers Time Warner Cable Business A Spanish-language play-by-play announcer is suing both the NBA team and the cable network for discrimination and harassment. read more. The Business Sports THR Online THR, Esq.

AT&T-Time Warner Merger: Read the Judge's Ruling

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"The Government here has taken its best shot to block the merger based on the law and facts," writes the judge. The defendants did their best to oppose it. The Court has spoken." read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Tech Business THR Online

Viacom, Time Warner Cable Settle iPad Dispute

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The Business Television Tech Business Time Warner Cable ViacomEriq Gardner The agreement paves the way for Comedy Central, MTV and other Viacom channels appearing on TWC's iPad app. read more. THR, Esq.

Justice Dept. Proposes Turner or DirecTV Divestment If AT&T-Time Warner Merger Not Blocked

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In a post-trial brief, the government says the merged company would have too much power in negotiations with cable and satellite rivals. The analogy made is to the Cold War. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Time Warner Cable Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over CBS Blackout

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Television Time Warner Cable Live Feed Southern California residents demand to be reimbursed for channels blacked out during the fee fight. read more. THR, Esq.

Los Angeles, Time Warner Cable Going to Court Over Franchise Fees (Again)

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Television Time Warner Cable Business The city says the cable giant is making billions but not paying its fair share. read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq.

U.S. v. AT&T: Dish Executive Testifies Time Warner Merger Could Doom Skinny Bundles

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The second week of trial begins with an industry executive testifying about his worries. That breaks our model," says Warren Schlichting. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Business THR Online

AT&T-Time Warner Legal Analysis: How the Judge Came to Approve a Mega-Merger

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District Judge Richard Leon examined the government's theories and finds vertical mergers "are not invariably innocuous," but faults the Trump Justice Department for presenting insufficient evidence demonstrating why competition in the media industry will be substantially lessened. read more.

AT&T Says It "Demolished" Justice Department at Time Warner Merger Trial

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In a post-trial brief, AT&T urges the judge to reject any forced divesture of DirecTV or Turner. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Business THR Online

Time Warner Cable Sued for Allegedly Stealing CBS, NBC Signals

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Television Television Business CBS NBC Time Warner CableAfter TWC came to an impasse over the right to transmit CBS/NBC stations in five cities, the cable giant replaced them with other non-local CBS/NBC stations. A big lawsuit has followed. read more. THR, Esq.

Viacom, Time Warner Cable iPad Dispute Heats Up

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The Business Television Tech Business Time Warner Cable ViacomEriq Gardner As a result of impasse, TWC may pull Comedy Central, MTV and more Viacom channels from its cable dial. read more. THR, Esq.

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson Defends Time Warner Acquisition Before Congress

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One senator calls out Donald Trump's promise to block the merger as a potential abuse of power while witnesses discuss the benefits and concerns of the $85 billion deal. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

Justice Department Files Lawsuit to Block AT&T-Time Warner Merger

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The case is now on course to explore any possible White House interference as prosecutors insist the mega-merger is not good for competition. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Business THR Online

U.S. v. AT&T: Dish Exec Grilled Over Merger Concerns, Past Comments

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Business Television Business THR Online Dish Network Time WarnerAT&T's lawyer uses past comments from Dish chairman Charlie Ergen to undercut a key premise on why the merger needs to be blocked. read more. THR, Esq.

AT&T Wants a Trial By February to Determine Time Warner Merger Fate

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The government wants to wait until May after a merger deadline. In new court papers, AT&T also says the government is looking to shield competitors like Netflix, Google, Facebook and Apple from competition. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

AT&T-Time Warner Merger Trial Set for March

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The companies will likely need to extend an April deadline for effectuating the merger. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Time Warner Shareholder Sues to Stop AT&T Merger

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The lawsuit contends that failure to provide financials under generally accepted accounting principles is unacceptable. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

Judge Won't Stop Time Warner Cable from Retransmitting 'Distant' CBS, NBC Signals

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Television CBS Time Warner Cable BusinessNexstar Broadcasting fails to convince a judge that its carriage agreement with TWC limits its local stations to local markets only. read more. The Business NBC THR, Esq.

Charter Communications Proposes Purchase of TIme Warner Cable

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Michael de la Merced discusses and analyzes Charter Communications' takeover of Time Warner Cable for the New York Times here. Earlier this year, Comcast abandoned its bid to purchase TWC in the face of opposition from federal regulators. Comcast's offer

Time Inc. Spins Off From Time Warner

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The New York Times'' David Carr and Ravi Somaiya report on the solitary, and financially dangerous, way ahead for Time, Inc., after it parts ways with Time Warner

Time Warner Beats Lawsuit Claiming a Pattern of Racial Discrimination at CNN

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A putative class action is dismissed by a judge who sees "conclusory assertions, rank speculation, confusing statements, and generalized allegations." read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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Charter Cable and the Purchase of Time Warner Cable

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He says in part: We need to ensure that Charter will not lose its way after taking over Time Warner and becoming four times larger. Marvin Ammori discusses the proposed Charter Cable purchase of TWC, here, for Wired.

DirecTV Can't Escape Gov't Suit to Block Merger Between AT&T, Time Warner

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The co-defendant argued that the Justice Department presented no evidence meriting its inclusion as a party in the case. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Music Business THR Online

Time Warner Cable Service Down Nationwide In Early Morning Hours

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Time Warner Cable says service to customers is well on the way to being restored after a large outage early this morning. The company said the outage affected markets nationwide. TWC, which is in the process of being acquired by

Time Warner Cable Gets Appellate Victory in Antitrust Case

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The industry has been on the defensive about the expensive set-top boxes that customers rent in order to receive cable television services. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

CBS and Time Warner Come To Agreement Over Retransmission Fees

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CBS and Time Warner have announced an agreement that ends the one month blackout for cable subscribers hungry for such hot shows as "Big Bang Theory," "Under the Dome," and "How I Met Your Mother," as well as CBS Sports

Senate Judiciary Committee Hearings On Comcast/Time Warner Merger

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Variety reports on the ongoing Senate Judiciary Committee hearings concerning the Comcast/Time Warner merger.

What AT&T Might Do to Convince Regulators to Bless the Time Warner Deal

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Like when Comcast purchased NBCUniversal, the telecom's CEO Randall Stephenson anticipates his company will need to make concessions, but has the Comcast-NBCU deal poisoned the waters? read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Tech Business THR Online

Time Warner Cable resisting new antipiracy campaign

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By Eriq Gardner Time Warner Cable says that recent lawsuits targeting tens of thousands of individual movie pirates are excessively burdensome and expensive, so it wants a court to intervene. In March, we first broke news that the U.S. Copyright.

Will GE Sell NBC Universal to Time Warner?

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Those would go nicely with Time Warner’s HBO, TNT and TBS. Universal Pictures, on the other hand, would likely be folded since Time Warner—which owns Warner Bros.—has

AT&T Taps Hollywood Lawyer Daniel Petrocelli to Defend Time Warner Deal

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The THR Power Lawyer's clients have included Fox, SiriusXM and Donald Trump. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

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Fox News Resolves Legal Dispute Over Charter/Time Warner Cable Merger

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The cable news network appears to have settled claims of being defrauded. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Netflix's Ted Sarandos Talks 'Narcos,' Competitors and AT&T's Time Warner Deal

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The content chief took the stage Saturday for a keynote conversation with Bruce Ramer at the USC Gould School of Law. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online Ted Sarandos

Homeland Security Releases Emails Showing Political Influence for Sony, Time Warner Projects

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The newly released documents buttress a report issued late last month detailing how an immigration director was swayed with respect to hundreds of millions of dollars in film and TV investments under the EB-5 visa program. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online