Saturday, October 22, 2016

AT&T obviously wants to buy Time Warner – Handelsblatt


The Telecom giant is talking with Time Warner about a merger.

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New York, The US Telecom provider AT&T is considering according to insiders the purchase of the US group Time Warner, the Pay-TV channel HBO, the news channel CNN, and the movie Studio Warner Bros., The talks were in an advanced stage, an agreement could already be on Monday announced, said persons familiar with the issue told Reuters on Friday. The purchase price should be at $ 85 billion. According to Alex Sherman of Bloomberg news Agency, the Telekom will pay the group $ 110 per share, and one half in cash and the other in its own shares.

But it could be a counter-bidder in the last Minute. As the Wall Street Journal reported the iPhone group Apple had several months ago with Time Warner about an Acquisition advice, however, came to no result. Now, the Journal would be observed at Apple in Cupertino the AT&T quote exactly. The reason: it has long been speculated about a TV service from Apple in competition to the cable providers. However, all the plans had failed because the Studio bosses didn’t want to back to your canvas – and TV-treasures out of it. You know, what had made the Apple with the music market. Time Warner would be a real pledge, and Warner-Pay-channel HBO on Apple TV already several months of presence, in order to test, whether you can sell the movie channel without cable directly through the Internet.

The media and entertainment group Time Warner, was on Friday on the stock exchange of approximately $ 65 billion in value. The shares gained on Friday to trade around nine percent, and rose after trading hours on the five percent, AT&T but down three percent.

the Deal could be a massive burden, if not a fiasco. We must not forget that we have to do it with Time Warner, which had been created in a gigantic merger with AOL, the largest media group in the world – and, thus, miserably failed.

Time-Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes brought up the remnants of AOL, then to the stock exchange, Verizon bought it at a bargain price, Time Warner rejected the magazine publisher Time Inc and spun off the cable division. Apparently it was clear to him that the Time Warner-Studios and TV stations has brought, that you have the cable. Because you need to sell all to earn money. How hard is that, the cable giant, Comcast, has swallowed the Studios of NBC-Universal that it has used the company so far a lot of. On the contrary, Comcast continues to suffer greatly under the “cord cutters” – customers that cancel their expensive TV subscriptions (which cost more than 100, with all the sports and premium channels, even up to $ 200 per month), and competitors like Netflix or Amazon Prime Video.

The biggest cinema Hits of 2015

  • the “The Martians – Save Mark Watney”

    cast: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara

    Studio: 21st Century Fox

    Global sales in 2015. Source: Box Office Mojo

  • “The Tribute of Panem – Mockingjay part 2″

    cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth

    Studio: Lionsgate

  • “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”

    occupation: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Ferguson

    Studio: Paramount

  • “Everything”

    animated film

    Studio: Buena Vista

  • “James Bond 007: Spectre”

    occupation: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux

    Studio: Sony

  • “Minions”

    animated film

    Studio: Universal

  • “the Avengers: Age of Ultron”

    occupation: Robert Downey jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johannsson

    Studio: Buena Vista

  • “Fast & Furious 7″

    cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez

    Studio: Universal

  • “Star Wars: The awakening of the Power”

    cast: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac

    Studio: Buena Vista

  • “Jurassic World”

    cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’onofrio

    Studio Universal

Time Warner had made a lack of new Blockbuster to provide movies. Especially poorer shops of the Warner Bros film studios pushed the sales in the second quarter by approximately five percent to nearly seven billion dollars. HBO scored, however, to continue with the Fantasy series “Game of Thrones”. But the competition does not sleep: According to the analysts of IHS, Markit in London alone, Netflix and Amazon in 2015, have invested $ 7.5 billion in its own productions. This is more than CBS, HBO or Turner. “The level of Investments of the two was exceeded only by Disney, to 11.48 billion, and NBC with 10,27 billion dollars”, according to IHS-Markit Analyst Tim Westcott. And not only that, the other big supplier, such as how the Chinese Internet giant Youku Toudu, iQufi or Tencent would have also answered your investment in your own programs solid, rather than leaving them to continue on to Hollywood.

On Thursday, it was reported the Agency Bloomberg, the executives of AT&T and Time Warner had been discussing strategic options, including a merger.

in 2015, was rejected by Time Warner with 80 billion Dollar offer from Twenty-First Century Fox. Twenty-First does not want to offer, according to insiders from Friday but again.


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