Jeff Sessions ducks questions about White House influence on AT&T-Time Warner merger

U.S. Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions, during questioning at a congressional hearing Tuesday, sidestepped questions about whether President Trump’s vitriol toward CNN was factoring into the Department of Justice’s review of a mammoth media merger. AT&T is trying to buy Time Warner Inc. — which owns CNN,... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-11-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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AT&T raises DirecTV Now prices, making chumps of those who backed Time Warner merger

From the day in 2016 when AT&T announced its $85.4-billion merger with Time Warner, through three years of antitrust wrangling over the deal, the big telecommunications company promised that it would mean lower prices and more choices for consumers. Now AT&T has a message for everyone... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-03-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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AT&T's Randall Stephenson tries to close the deal on Time Warner merger at antitrust trial

AT&T Inc.’s top executive gave a vigorous defense of the proposed $85.4-billion deal to buy Time Warner, describing it as key to the company’s ability to compete with a new generation of high-tech competitors. “This world is changing fast,” said Randall Stephenson, who took the witness stand... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-04-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes calls government antitrust allegations 'ridiculous'

Time Warner Inc.’s chief executive testified Wednesday that the government’s assertions that AT&T Inc. wanted to buy the company to use its programming as leverage over distributors “makes no sense” because it would limit viewership. “I think it’s ridiculous. It’s not how this works,” Jeff... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-04-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Time Inc. and Meredith Merger Raises Important Questions for Magazine Media

Does a changing industry paradigm mean opportunity or peril for publishers? The post Time Inc. and Meredith Merger Raises Important Questions for Magazine Media appeared first on Folio:. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2017-11-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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AT&T and Time Warner hope to break the cycle of failed mergers

AT&T’s blockbuster bid for Time Warner Inc. might be a boon for investment bankers, lawyers and lobbyists, but it is anyone’s guess whether investors, employees and consumers ultimately would benefit from the combination. Since the $85.4-billion deal was unveiled last weekend, AT&T Chief... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2016-10-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Donald Trump says he would block an AT&T-Time Warner merger if elected; deal could come Saturday

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Saturday that his administration would seek to block a massive media merger between AT&T and Time Warner Inc. if he is elected president. The deal, which appears to be imminent, would turn telephone giant AT&T, a company already valued at... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2016-10-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Donald Trump says he'd block any mergers between AT&T; and Time Warner

Campaign 2016 updates: Donald Trump says Donald Trump says women accusing him 'will be sued after the election is over' Oct. 22, 2016, 11:42 a.m. Donald Trump hits the campaign trail in Gettysburg, Pa., while Hillary Clinton is in Philadelphia. Trump says of women accusers will be sued after the... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2016-10-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PUC plans a hearing on Charter's purchase of Time Warner Cable and Bright House

California Public Utilities Commission officials plan a public hearing on Charter Communications' proposed $67-billion acquisition of two cable companies, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, which serve Southern California. The PUC hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Junipero... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2016-01-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Will the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger Hurt Publishers?

Critics of the merger worry Comcast will have unmatched bargaining power in dealing with media companies, essentially turning Comcast into a gatekeeper able to toll digital media companies for faster access to its network. The post Will the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger Hurt Publishers?... Continue reading at Digiday

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White House Letter: Lucrative Book Deals Might Finance the Obamas’ Post-White House Life

President Obama on the South Lawn of the White House in July. He could earn as much as $30 million with a two- or three-book contract once his second term ends, said Raphael Sagalyn of the ICM/Sagalyn Literary Agency. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2016-09-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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AT&T completes purchase of Time Warner, ushering in new era for Warner Bros., CNN and HBO

Time Warner Inc. is no more. Late Thursday, AT&T Inc. announced that it completed its $85-billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc., just two days after a federal judge in Washington gave the deal the green light. AT&T wasted little time consolidating its hard-fought prize — a blockbuster... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-06-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Time Inc.'s Joe Ripp: After Time Warner Split, Our Cash Will Stay Ours

Joe Ripp started his new job as CEO of Time Inc. only three weeks ago, but he's already caught the attention of staffers by saying the executive suite had for too long been a place "where ideas go to die." He'll need their imagination and commitment going forward as parent company Time Warner... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2013-09-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Time Warner Names Joe Ripp CEO of Time Inc.

Ripp is a Time Inc. veteran, working at the magazine company from 1985 until 1999, serving as CFO from 1993. In 1999 he became CFO of Time Warner Inc. until its merger with America Online. Continue reading at AllThingsD

[ AllThingsD | 2013-07-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Time Warner names Joseph Ripp CEO of Time Inc.

Time Warner Inc. has named Joseph Ripp the next CEO of Time Inc., resolving one big question as the publishing unit prepares to strike out on its own but surprising observers who had bet on another candidate.Mr. Ripp is CEO of OneSource Information Services, a business information provider. He... Continue reading at Crains New York

[ Crains New York | 2013-07-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Penguin Random House Merger: UK Reactions (And Melville House’s)

At The Bookseller, publishing insiders in the UK gave their advice to the upcoming management of the soon to be merged Penguin/Random House. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-06-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Time Warner spinning off Time Inc. magazine biz this year

Time Warner Inc. will spin off its magazine business later this year, turning the nine-decade-old publisher of Time, People and Sports Illustrated into a separate publicly held company.The board authorized management to proceed with the plan after a review of options, the New York-based media... Continue reading at Crains New York

[ Crains New York | 2013-03-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Time Warner Dumps Time Inc., and Wall Street Loves It

Even if the Meredith deal doesn't go through - and it should - Jeff Bewkes is out of the magazine business. Investors are partying like it's 2007. Continue reading at AllThingsD

[ AllThingsD | 2013-02-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Time Warner Put the "For Sale" Sign on Time Inc. Last Fall

Jeff Bewkes and company used to insist they wanted to hang on to their magazine business. They stopped saying that in September. Continue reading at AllThingsD

[ AllThingsD | 2013-02-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Time Warner in talks to sell part of Time Inc.

Time Warner is in talks to sell a large portion of its Time Inc. magazine division, including People, InStyle and Real Simple, according to a report Wednesday afternoon by Fortune.Headed for Meredith, Berkshire Hathaway or nowhere new after all?Fortune is itself a Time Inc. magazine but reported... Continue reading at Crains New York

[ Crains New York | 2013-02-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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