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May 22, 2014
06:25 EDTT, DISH, DTVAT&T continues to defend DirecTV acquisition over DISH deal, WSJ says
AT&T (T) said it acquired DirecTV (DTV) over DISH (DISH) because DirecTV's assets were more attractive while DISH's spectrum and plans to get into broadband business would make a dead hard to get past regulators, reports the Wall Street Journal. This comes after several investors believed reports that the deal was a ploy to "smoke out" DISH Chairman to either sell to AT&T or merge with DirecTV. Reference Link
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September 28, 2014
18:04 EDTTAT&T to offer double the amount of data on shared mobile plans
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September 25, 2014
10:45 EDTT, DTVDirecTV shareholders approve AT&T merger
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10:44 EDTT, DTVDirecTV shareholders approve AT&T merger
10:16 EDTT, DTVDirecTV shareholders vote in favor of merger with AT&T, Bloomberg reports
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September 24, 2014
09:17 EDTDISHComcast accuses TWC deal opponents of extortion, Re/code reports
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05:03 EDTTAT&T to offer Samsung Gear S
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September 23, 2014
15:12 EDTDTVDirecTV to host special shareholder meeting
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12:19 EDTTAT&T, Vodafone 'laying groundwork' for deal, BSN reports
Vodafone (VOD) and AT&T (T) are "laying the groundwork" for a possible acquisition, merger or partnership deal, according to Bright Side of News, citing sources close to both companies. Shares of Vodafone have moved out of negative territory and are up 0.5% following the report. Reference Link
September 22, 2014
10:01 EDTTGernin Group and AT&T's Otter Media to acquire majority stake in Fullscreen
Otter Media, a venture between The Chernin Group and AT&T, agreed to purchase a majority stake in Fullscreen, a global online media company. As part of the deal, Fullscreen CEO and Founder George Strompolos will continue as CEO and maintain a material ownership stake in the company. Otter Media was established by AT&T and The Chernin Group to invest in, acquire and launch over-the-top video services. Fullscreen's management team will all continue in their roles in the company. The transaction is expected to close within the next month, subject to regulatory approval. WPP, which had invested in Fullscreen in a round of Series A funding led by The Chernin Group in 2013, will continue as a strategic shareholder in the company.
07:14 EDTTGSM Association to hold a conference
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September 18, 2014
12:23 EDTT, DTVAT&T ex-partners look to FCC to hinder DirecTV offer, Reuters says
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09:34 EDTTAT&T extends NetBond security services to IBM SoftLayer platform
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September 17, 2014
15:50 EDTDISH, DTVDISH, DirecTV support committee passage of STAVRA legislation
DIRECTV (DTV) and DISH (DISH) issued the following statement regarding the passage of the Satellite Television Access and Viewer Rights Act, or STAVRA, out of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation: "We thank Chairman Rockefeller, Ranking Member Thune and the rest of the Senate Commerce Committee for passing bipartisan legislation that makes important reforms to the outdated laws governing today’s video market, while ensuring continuity of service to more than 1.5M distant signal subscribers who would, otherwise, lose service at the end of this year. We look forward to working with Congressional leadership to see this reauthorization swiftly passed into law, and also look forward to continuing the important discussion regarding retransmission consent reform, and in particular protecting consumers from local channel blackouts.”
15:06 EDTTAT&T met with Mexican telecommunications regulators, Bloomberg says
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13:34 EDTT, DTVAT&T could need significant debt to pursue America Movil assets, WSJ says
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11:39 EDTTVerizon says tower sales options more favorable in current market
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September 16, 2014
17:41 EDTTAT&T indicates interest in Mexico market, WSJ says
AT&T's (T) Chief Strategy Officer, John Stankey, speaking at an investor conference, said that Mexico, a fast growing market, is of interest to AT&T and the company has the balance sheet to do a deal if an opportunity arises, says the Wall Street Journal. América Móvil (AMX,AMOV) recently said it will sell off assets in Mexico to comply with regulatory issues there, added the Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
17:32 EDTTAT&T signs agreement with Shell to upgrade unified communications platform
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07:27 EDTTBofA/Merrill to hold a conference
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07:05 EDTDISHDISH, Scripps expand programming, digital rights in deal renewal
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