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Topic: Department of Justice

AT&T Deal to Buy DirecTV Rocks Telecom, Media Universe

Mega-deal joins Comcast-Time Warner Cable on regulators' docket

The AT&T deal to buy DirecTV is officially only a couple hours old, but it's already shaking up the telecom and media industry and causing consumer groups to fret. Announced shortly…

No Surprise: Netflix Comes Out Against Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

Hastings says combined company would be a threat to the Internet

Netflix told shareholders Monday that the company opposes the merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable because it would give the combined company too much power over broadband Internet access. The…

Comcast Makes Its Public Interest Case to Washington

Filing concentrates on broadband where critics most likely to focus

Those print and TV ads Comcast has been running in the Washington media promoting the benefits of its $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable? That was just a warm-up…

Comcast's Cohen Defends Time Warner Cable Deal

Calls Netflix blog post 'hogwash'

David Cohen, Comcast's evp and unofficial top lobbyist, is ready to take on any objection to the company's proposed eye-popping $45 billion bid to buy Time Warner Cable. In an interview…

Comcast-Time Warner Cable Regulatory Review Will Be Raucous

'No one woke up this morning wishing their cable company was bigger'

The proposed $45.2 billion merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable will keep both public interest groups and regulators busy in the coming months. Expect a raucous and drawn-out transaction…

Digging Deeper Into Time Warner's Rejection of Charter's $37.8B Offer

Charter CEO appeals to TWC shareholders. Might Comcast try next?

Charter's most recent offer for Time Warner Cable has earned jeers from TWC brass. The potential cable conglomerate merger would have cost Charter some $37.8 billion, but Time Warner rejected…

Gannett Is Set to Become the 4th Largest Owner of Broadcast TV Affiliates

Department of Justice puts minimal restrictions on the purchase of Belo

No doubt some in Washington will think the Dept. of Justice let Gannett off easy. In order to close its purchase of Belo, the DOJ Monday required Gannett to divest…

DOJ Asks for More Information About Gannett's Purchase of Belo

Companies still expect to close deal by end of year

The Department of Justice asked Gannett and Belo for more information about Gannett's $1.5 billion purchase of Belo, the companies said Friday. Announced in June, the merger would double Gannett's TV…

Anheuser-Busch InBev Settles With DOJ

Settlement creates third largest beer maker

Anheuser-Busch InBev has reached a settlement with the Department of Justice over the beer maker's $20.1 billion deal to buy the remaining shares of Grupo Modelo, makers of Corona. The DOJ…

Justice Files to Halt Anheuser-Busch Modelo Deal

Acquisition would substantially lessen competition and raise prices

Budweiser may be the king of beers, but the U.S. Department of Justice is looking to confine the kingdom. The DOJ filed a civil antitrust lawsuit today to halt Anheuser-Busch…

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