Ruling will unleash new wave of tie-ups

Original article by John Kehoe
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 10 : 14-Jun-18

Comcast’s proposed bid for the entertainment assets of 21st Century Fox is more likely to proceed after a US court approved AT&T’s deal to acquire Time Warner. Shares in Fox have rallied amid expectations that Comcast will trump Walt Disney Company’s $US52bn offer for the bulk of Fox’s assets. Media analyst Craig Moffett says the AT&T-Time Warner merger is likely to prompt further consolidation in the media sector.

CORPORATES
AT&T CORPORATION, TIME WARNER INCORPORATED, 21ST CENTURY FOX INCORPORATED, COMCAST CORPORATION, WALT DISNEY COMPANY, CNN, HBO, UNITED STATES. EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, UNITED STATES. DEPT OF JUSTICE, STAR INDIA, HULU LLC, SKY PLC, VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INCORPORATED, BTIG LLC, NETFLIX INCORPORATED, AMAZON.COM INCORPORATED, GOOGLE INCORPORATED

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