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CNBC Details 2015 Acquisition Talks Between Apple and Time Warner

Tuesday May 25, 2021 1:37 pm PDT by
Back in 2015, Apple considered purchasing Time Warner, with Apple iTunes chief Eddy Cue suggesting Apple bid on the media conglomerate. Discussions did not ultimately progress and there was no purchase, but CNBC today provided some previously unknown background information about the talks between the two companies. ‌Eddy Cue‌ met with Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes and former executive vice...
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AT&T and WarnerMedia Announce Closure of Classic Movie Streaming Service 'FilmStruck'

Friday October 26, 2018 9:46 am PDT by
It's now been just over four months since AT&T completed its acquisition of Time Warner, and today AT&T has made a move to streamline WarnerMedia assets with the discontinuation of classic film streaming service FilmStruck. The service is now warning visitors to its website that it will be shutting down on November 29, 2018, and as of today is no longer enrolling new subscribers (via Variety). ...
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AT&T's WarnerMedia to Launch New Streaming Service in Fourth Quarter of 2019

Wednesday October 10, 2018 11:06 am PDT by
AT&T's WarnerMedia is working on its own streaming service to compete with Netflix, Hulu, Disney, and others, the company announced today. According to AT&T, the upcoming streaming service is "another benefit" of the merger between AT&T and Time Warner. AT&T says it is committed to launching a "compelling and competitive product" that helps the company expand its reach. AT&T's streaming...
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U.S. DoJ Says Ruling Approving AT&T-Time Warner Merger Ignored 'Fundamental Principles of Economics and Common Sense'

Monday August 6, 2018 3:34 pm PDT by
The U.S. Department of Justice today filed an appeal with the District of Columbia Appeals Court protesting the June ruling that allowed the merger between AT&T and Time Warner to move forward, reports The Washington Post. In the filing, the DoJ says the district court approved the merger after "erroneously ignoring fundamental principles of economics and common sense" and that it used a...
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U.S. Department of Justice Files Appeal to Block AT&T and Time Warner Merger

Thursday July 12, 2018 1:53 pm PDT by
A month after a judge approved AT&T's $85.4 billion purchase of Time Warner with no conditions, the United States Department of Justice has announced plans to appeal the merger's approval. In a court document filed with the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, the DoJ announced its formal appeal. No additional data was included in the initial document.Notice is hereby...
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AT&T and Warner Media Leadership Outline Changes Coming to HBO Over the Next Year

Monday July 9, 2018 8:23 am PDT by
On June 19, former AT&T executive and new chief executive of Warner Media John Stankey spoke to a group of HBO employees about changes coming to the premium cable company in the near future. The discussion was held in the wake of AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner, which owns HBO, and also included HBO's chief executive officer Richard Plepler. The telecommunications company previously stated...
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AT&T Follows Time Warner Acquisition With Reveal of Live 'WatchTV' Service and New Unlimited Phone Plans

Thursday June 21, 2018 5:42 am PDT by
One week after completing its acquisition of Time Warner, AT&T today announced the impending launch of an all-new live TV service called "WatchTV," which unsurprisingly includes many channels under the Time Warner umbrella (via Engadget). This appears to be the service not focused on sports that AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said in April would be coming very soon. The announcement came...
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AT&T Completes Acquisition of Time Warner

Thursday June 14, 2018 5:11 pm PDT by
AT&T this afternoon announced that it has completed its acquisition of Time Warner, just two days after a U.S. District Court Judge ruled that the merger could move forward. "The content and creative talent at Warner Bros., HBO and Turner are first-rate. Combine all that with AT&T's strengths in direct-to-consumer distribution, and we offer customers a differentiated, high-quality, mobile-first...
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U.S. Justice Department Files Lawsuit to Block Merger Between AT&T and Time Warner

Monday November 20, 2017 1:56 pm PST by
The United States Justice Department today filed a lawsuit to stop a planned merger between AT&T and Time Warner, reports Bloomberg. The DOJ believes such a merger would result in higher bills and fewer options for consumers."This merger would greatly harm American consumers. It would mean higher monthly television bills and fewer of the new, emerging innovative options that consumers are...

Apple 'Not Interested' in Outbidding AT&T to Acquire Time Warner

Wednesday November 2, 2016 7:31 am PDT by
Apple is "not interested" in buying media company Time Warner currently, according to "people familiar with the thinking at the company" who spoke today with CNBC. Two weeks ago, AT&T announced its interest to purchase Time Warner for $85.4 billion, but as noted today, the regulatory process taken in such acquisitions "could last for months," and at any time another company could swoop in with a...
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Apple 'Monitoring' AT&T's Potential Time Warner Acquisition

Friday October 21, 2016 1:56 pm PDT by
Amid rumors suggesting AT&T is considering purchasing Time Warner, the parent company of networks like CNN and HBO, The Wall Street Journal says Apple is keeping a close eye on the situation as it would have a major impact on the television industry and could potentially impact future television deals Apple might make with the two companies. Apple at one time was reportedly in talks with Time...
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AT&T in 'Advanced Talks' to Acquire CNN and HBO Parent Company Time Warner [Updated]

Friday October 21, 2016 8:40 am PDT by
AT&T is in "advanced talks" to acquire media company Time Warner, and a deal could be finalized as early as this weekend, according to The Wall Street Journal. Bloomberg on Thursday said senior executives at AT&T and Time Warner met in recent weeks to discuss a possible merger, but it said the talks were informal at that stage.The talks toward what likely would be a cash-and-stock deal have...
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Time Warner Buys 10 Percent Stake in Hulu to Help Bolster Live-Streaming Service

Wednesday August 3, 2016 7:05 am PDT by
Time Warner has officially taken a 10 percent ownership stake in popular streaming service Hulu, joining a list of companies already invested, including Disney, 21st Century Fox and Comcast/NBC Universal. Time Warner is preparing to invest $583 million into Hulu, "implying Hulu is worth nearly $6 billion," as Variety pointed out. The split now divides Hulu up by 30 percent shares for each of...
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Eddy Cue Says Apple 'Not Trying to Create TV Shows,' But Willing to Help Where Possible

Thursday July 14, 2016 7:44 am PDT by
Apple executive Eddy Cue, who oversees services like the iTunes Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay, Siri, Maps, and iAd, sat down for a wide-ranging interview with The Hollywood Reporter about the future of Apple TV, the company's relationship with Hollywood studios, and more. When questioned about the original programming space, Cue said Apple is not in the business of trying to create TV shows,...
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Apple to Ramp Up Original Content, Considered Buying Time Warner Last Year

Thursday May 26, 2016 5:52 am PDT by
iTunes and services chief Eddy Cue proposed the idea of Apple bidding on media conglomerate Time Warner at the end of last year, according to the FT. The discussions reportedly never progressed beyond the preliminary stage, however, and did not involve Apple CEO Tim Cook or Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes. The meetings had reportedly been arranged for the companies to discuss other...
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Apple Shows Interest in Buying Time Warner Assets for Streaming TV Service

Wednesday January 13, 2016 5:33 am PST by
Time Warner CEO Jeffrey Bewkes reportedly told investors on Monday that he would entertain a sale of the media company, and Apple is a possible suitor, according to the New York Post. AT&T, which owns DirecTV, and Fox are also said to have shown interest.Eddy Cue, one of Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook’s top lieutenants, in charge of content deals, has been keeping tabs on proceedings at Time...

Time Warner CEO 'Pretty Confident' Apple Will Launch Streaming TV Service

Wednesday April 29, 2015 1:29 pm PDT by
During a recent earnings call relayed by CNET, Time Warner CEO Jeffrey Bewkes said he believes Apple will launch an Internet-based television service and that Apple is "very forward-thinking" when it comes to TV."We think Apple is very forward-thinking about television," he said, noting the computer maker's deal with Time Warner as the launch partner of streaming service HBO Now. "It's no...
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Viacom Sues Cablevision Over Live TV App for iPad, Negotiating Settlement With Time Warner

Thursday June 23, 2011 10:49 am PDT by
Back in March, cable provider Time Warner launched an iPad app that allowed subscribers to the company's TV and Internet services to access live TV from a number of channels via their iPads while on their home Wi-Fi networks. The cable company was forced, however, to quickly pull channels from several content providers who objected to the usage. Disputes with Fox and Discovery were resolved...