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AT&T to buy Time Warner

Discussion in 'The Entertainment Board' started by sasq, Oct 21, 2016.

  1. AdrenalineRush1996

    AdrenalineRush1996 Active Member

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    I do recall of him saying said stuff like that and I have a bad feeling that he's going to be critical of Discovery's acquistion of Scripps Networks Interactive.

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  2. superkeegan9100

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    But...the acquisition makes sense... Oh whatever, Trump's going to hate acquisitions no matter what the company.
     
  3. AdrenalineRush1996

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    The merger between AT&T and Time Warner does make sense a bit since that would mean Time Warner will own DirecTV and they don't have a cable company of their own anymore after spinning off Time Warner Cable.

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  4. PinkiePie97

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    I think he was referring to Discovery buying Scripps.
     
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  5. AdrenalineRush1996

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    I know but I was also explaining that the AT&T/Time Warner merger does make sense as well.

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  6. PinkiePie97

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    Ah, sorry about that.
     
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    And at the same time, being under the AT&T umbrella and having access to DirecTV, they can also focus more on VOD and mobile - something especially Turner is pushing.
     
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    Nexonius Ten, count em', ten years!

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  9. Elijah Abrams

    Elijah Abrams Just deal with it!

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  11. Elijah Abrams

    Elijah Abrams Just deal with it!

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    Yes, yes it does!
     
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    Of course they still want TimeWarner, for the sake of TV.
     
  13. AdrenalineRush1996

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    And to expand their TV business after buying DirecTV during this decade.

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  14. Elijah Abrams

    Elijah Abrams Just deal with it!

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    I hope this purchase means that Christina Miller will leave Cartoon Network, and be replaced with someone better! Didn't Jim Samples become the one in charge of CN due to the AOL-Time Warner merger in the year 2000?
     
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    I don't think so. He became president after Betty Cohen stepped down. Cohen said that she was afraid she would die the queen of cartoons.
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  16. Elijah Abrams

    Elijah Abrams Just deal with it!

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    This purchase should not be allowed to happen.
     
  18. AdrenalineRush1996

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    There's a reason for this. AT&T wants to expand their media business, following after buying DirecTV as stated by this comment:

    Not only that, Time Warner doesn't have a cable company of their own anymore since Time Warner Cable was spun off from the company a few years ago before it became a part of Charter. It makes sense for this to happen.

    Nah, I see this more like Comcast/NBC Universal.

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  19. Nexonius

    Nexonius Ten, count em', ten years!

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    If Comcast was allowed to acquire NBCUniversal amid controversy, then this deal, Trump withstanding, is a given.
     
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    Yeah, from what I've read the deal has more or less been approved so now it's just a wait and see deal as far as the official announcement goes.

    As far as AT&T selling anything goes, they may let go of a few things, but they won't be selling something that would include major IP. The main reason they bought Time Warner is for the IP.
     

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