Monday, 20 November 2017

AT&T/Time Warner deal hits Brazil roadblock

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Tuesday 22 August 17

Brazil's antitrust watchdog refuses to approve tie-up citing competition concerns.

Brazil's antitrust watchdog on Tuesday revealed that it is unable to approve AT&T's planned acquisition of Time Warner due to concerns it would damage competition in the country's pay TV market and referred the case to a tribunal. "The new company would have the capacity and incentive to discriminate in various ways against its competitors in both [the pay TV and content] markets…

Brazil's antitrust watchdog on Tuesday revealed that it is unable to approve AT&T's planned acquisition of Time Warner due to concerns it would damage competition in the country's pay TV market and referred the case to a tribunal. "The new company would have the capacity and incentive to discriminate in various ways against its competitors in both [the pay TV and content] markets…

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