February 11 Monday

Cleary - Antitrust in AT&T-Time Warner and Disney-Fox Merger

  • Monday, February 11, 2019 at 12:10PM - 1:00PM
  • SLB Room 122
  • Open To The Public
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Description

Ken Reinker and Morgan Mulvenon from Cleary Gottlieb will discuss movies, TV, and sports in the context of two recent media mergers, AT&T-Time Warner and Disney-Fox. Both cases involved the DOJ analyzing whether bargaining leverage would change between suppliers of content and distributors of content as a result of the merger. The DOJ challenged AT&T-Time Warner in court and lost (with the appeal pending in the DC Circuit), while in contrast, the Disney-Fox merger was approved by the DOJ in just six months. Please join us for a discussion about the antitrust issues raised by these recent cases.