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.
Date: April 21, 2015
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?