How AT&T’s Deal for DirecTV Could Affect the Industry

By William Alden – For AT&T, acquiring the country’s biggest satellite television operator would give it a formidable pay-television business, increasing its clout negotiating with media companies and content providers. From a consumer perspective, the deal may not have a noticeable effect at first, as AT&T and DirecTV share little overlap in markets.

“This is a terrific transaction for all involved. Enhanced choice for consumers coupled with increased value for both AT&T and DirecTV shareholders.” more>


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