https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/03/atttime-warner-merger-will-raise-tv-bills-436-million-a-year-us-says/

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Enlarge / AT&T will own a bunch of new media properties if it is allowed to buy Time Warner. Share this story. AT&T's proposed purchase of Time Warner Inc. would raise the total amount Americans pay for TV service by $436 million a year, the US Department of Justice alleges in its lawsuit attempting to block the merger. "If TV-program distributor AT&T acquires TV-program producer Time Warner, American consumers will end up paying hundreds of millions of dollars more than they do now to watch their favorite programs on TV," the DOJ's trial brief said last week. "In short, the transaction violates Section 7 of the Clayton Act, because its effect 'may be substantially to lessen competition.' ... Full story

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