HBO Made Sunday Night a Showcase. It Wants the Same on Monday.

PASADENA, Calif. — From “The Sopranos” and “Sex and the City” to “Big Little Lies” and “Game of Thrones,” one thing has been true at HBO: Original scripted programming airs on Sunday nights. There was even once a marketing slogan, “Sunday is … HBO.” That’s about to change. With HBO’s programming slate growing and the battle between networks and streaming […]

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Wall Street anxious about AT&T’s much-hyped streaming service

The “Tiffany” of video streaming is already headed down market. AT&T boss Randall Stephenson — who last year likened the company’s future HBO-backed streaming service to the blue-box bauble business, claiming it will make Netflix look like Walmart by comparison — revealed Wednesday the platform will use a “two-sided” model that relies on a free, ad-supported tier as well as […]

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AT&T misses 4Q phone subscriber estimates

Can a strong earnings season help the markets overcome the economic slowdown concerns? Halo Investing’s Jason Barsema on earnings season and the outlook for the markets. (Reuters) – AT&T Inc on Wednesday missed fourth-quarter Wall Street estimates for net new wireless subscribers who pay a monthly bill, as the company struggled to attract customers in a saturated U.S. phone market. […]

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AT&T to lay off unspecified number of workers

DOJ pushing AT&T to keep some assets separate until after case FBN’s Charlie Gasparino discusses AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner Inc. AT&T will lay off an unspecified number of U.S. employees in a bid to streamline elements of its business, the company confirmed on Tuesday. Continue Reading Below Vice Motherboard reported that the telecom giant would conduct a “significant round […]

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Is AT&T Inc. a Buy?

AT&T, Inc. (NYSE: T) is unloved on Wall Street, with the stock down by roughly a third since early 2016. That, however, has pushed the yield up over 7%, more than three times what you'd get from owning an S&P 500 Index fund. Is this out-of-favor telecom giant a buy as it expands into new spaces? Changing with the times […]

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Judges Question DOJ’s Arguments in Appeal of AT&T Antitrust Decision

WASHINGTON — AT&T’s merger with Time Warner faced a new round of judicial scrutiny on Thursday as a three-judge panel weighed whether there were clear errors in a district court decision that cleared the way for the transaction. The panel — Judith Rogers, a Clinton appointee; Robert L. Wilkins, an Obama appointee; and David Sentelle, a Reagan appointee — gave […]

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AT&T Gains Upper Hand On DOJ In Appeals Court Arguments Of Lawsuit Over Time Warner Deal

A panel of three judges hearing the government’s appeal of a ruling backing AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner peppered a Department of Justice lawyer with critical questions, going notably easier on his opponent speaking for AT&T. This morning’s nearly two-hour session at the District of Columbia Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals included solo appearances by lawyers for both sides […]

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Will AT&T Get To Keep WarnerMedia? Oral Arguments In Appeals Court Will Help Determine The Answer

More than a year after government regulators sued AT&T to block the Time Warner merger, the media business trial of the century reaches a pivotal moment Thursday in Washington with oral arguments in the government’s appeal. Golden Globe nomination reactions and the usual end-of-year scramble will be preoccupying the industry, but the case is being closely tracked in the corridors […]

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