Author: Michael Goodman

Co Authors: Jason Blackwell, Nitesh Patel

Publication Date: Oct 26 2016

Pages: 31

Report Type: Report, PowerPoint

 TV & Media

AT&T’s Acquisition of Time Warner Creates a Media Giant

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Report Summary:

On October 22nd, AT&T announced that it will acquire media giant Time Warner in a stock-and-cash transaction valued at $107.50 per share or $85.4 billion. This report examines AT&T's motivation for doing this deal, the benefits it brings to both companies, the hurdles that must be overcome, and its impact on other service providers (i.e., Verizon, Deutsche Telecom, Vodafone, Orange, Liberty Global, Altice) and content companies (i.e., Disney, 21st Century Fox, CBS Corp., Viacom, Vivendi).

Table of Contents

• The key pillars of AT&T’s entertainment strategy
• Content is king: AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner
•  Benefits and challenges for AT&T Wireless
• The domino effect – which media and communication players will pair up next?
• AT&T puts Verizon’s digital strategy in the shade
• Conclusions

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