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Description: In July 2013, executives from the three companies that co-owned Hulu — Comcast, 21st Century Fox and Walt Disney — had a conversation about their joint venture. Hulu, the video streaming service, had been on the auction block, and lucrative bids had come in from two Comcast rivals, AT&T and the satellite operator DirecTV, among other potential buyers.

Source: NYTimes.com

Date: April 21, 2015

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/22/business/media/6-senators-urge-rejection-of-comcast-time-warner-cable-deal.html?ref=business&_r=0

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the issues in this merger?
  • How would you expect regulators to respond?
  • Do you think there will be any change to the level of competition – and thus pricing of services in the industry?

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