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Telecoms giant AT&T has announced plans to acquire media heavyweight Time Warner for $85.4bn. The deal, which the companies say will close by the end of 2017, has huge implications for players across the telecoms and media value chains in the US and globally.


  • The rationale for combining AT&T and Time Warner is founded on the potential of combining three key assets: advertising, distribution, and premium content.

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  • Assess the impact of AT&T's proposed acquisition of Time Warner.
  • Learn how the mega-deal could impact others in the telecoms and media markets.

Key questions answered

  • What are the drivers of AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner?
  • What are the key challenges facing AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner?

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  • Summary
  • Best of three worlds? A new kind of TMT giant
  • Beyond TV: Other media opportunities for AT&T/Time Warner
  • Impact on the US market


  • Further reading
  • Authors

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