AT&T’s Acquisition of Time Warner Creates a Platform for Digital Growth

Subscribe To Read This Insight

3Q 2018 | IN-5174


AT&T Gets the Green Light to Acquire Time Warner


In October 2016, AT&T announced its intention to acquire Time Warner in a US$85.4 billion deal. The acquisition was significant, as the new company would leverage Time Warner’s large content portfolio and content creation capabilities with AT&T’s linear and Over-the-Top (OTT) pay TV, broadband, multiplay, mobile expertise, and direct reach to subscribers across multiple platforms, including 89.3 million consumer wireless subscribers in the United States (as of March 2018). In November 2017, the U.S. government filed a suit to block the merger on the grounds that it would lessen competition. However, in early June 2018 a court rejected the claim, allowing for the deal to be completed with no conditions. This resolution has a massive importance not only for the telecom markets but also for wider technology and vertical markets, as it proves to MSPs worldwide that it is possible for them to expand in adjacent areas creating the bases for future growth.

AT&T is Shaping a Traditional Content Play into a …

You must be a subscriber to view this ABI Insight.
To find out more about subscribing contact a representative about purchasing options.