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Introduction

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.

Highlights

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

Features and Benefits

  • 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?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • 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

Appendix

  • Further reading
  • Authors

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