DOJ’s AT&T suit could freeze media deals

21 NOV 17 20:19 ET Dylan Byers (CNN Money) — At a time of rapid change and consolidation in the media industry, the Justice Department’s lawsuit over the AT&T-Time Warner combination is likely to put a pause on media deals and raise questions about this DOJ’s antitrust standards. “This pauses everything,” Rich Greenfield, a media and technology analyst, told CNN. “Nobody knows the rules of the road.” The DOJ¬†filed suit Monday¬†to block AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner on the grounds that AT&T’s control of both distribution (DirecTV) and content (channels like CNN, TNT and HBO) would create competitive harm...

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