AT&T, the second largest wireless provider in the nation, announced its purchase of satellite television giant DIRECTV for nearly $50 billion. The companies said the takeover will allow for more bundling of mobile, TV and Internet plans, and they will…
By PBS NewsHour
AT&T’s proposed takeover of satellite television giant DirecTV faced some scrutiny Monday morning, fewer than 24 hours after the deal’s announcement. Appearing on CNN’s “New Day,” Sen. Al Franken, D-Minnesota, said he’s “very skeptical” of the merger and would like…
By Sam Lane
As the Federal Communications Commission and anti-trust regulators scrutinize a proposed merger between XM and Sirius satellite radio, Gwen Ifill talks to a media analyst about the timing of the deal and its implications for satellite radio listeners.
The Federal Communications Commission late Friday approved News Corp.'s $6.6 billion purchase of DirecTV, the nation's largest satellite television provider, a move critics say will lead to higher prices and less choices for consumers.
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