You damn well should care about the AT&T and Time Warner deal


If you’re not a media wonk, it can be hard to really care about things like the $80 billion deal between AT&T and Time Warner. But you should. You definitely should.

Time Warner has a lot that TV, movies and sports people love. Enjoy Game of Thrones? TW owns HBO. Like the NBA? TW has that on TNT. Into DC Comics movies? TW owns Warner Bros. movies.

AT&T, on the other hand, mostly operates wireless, telephone and cable networks touching millions of Americans.

These two companies are already huge on their own. Together, AT&T and Time Warner would form one of the most powerful media companies in the world, making a serious impact on the overall market as well as what ends up being offered to consumers. Read more…

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