Evolving Competition landscape in south and north America after AT&T acquired Direct TV
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AT&T: Buying DirecTV would cut our costs — but probably not yours | WashPost.com

AT&T: Buying DirecTV would cut our costs — but probably not yours | WashPost.com | Evolving Competition landscape in south and north America after AT&T acquired Direct TV | Scoop.it
Could an AT&T merger with DirecTV result in savings for consumers? Senate lawmakers pressed the two companies' chief executives on that question Tuesday. But although both firms said that the acquisition would lower their operating costs, consumers wouldn't likely see those savings reflected in their monthly bills immediately, if ever. The most that TV viewers can expect right now, said AT&T chief executive Randall Stephenson, would be that prices simply rise less quickly. That didn't seem very comforting to members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, who kept asking variations of the same question in an attempt to secure a commitment by AT&T to price relief. "Can you commit that those cost savings will be passed onto the consumer, dollar for dollar?" asked Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), one of several skeptical lawmakers on the panel that included Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken (D-Minn.). "Dollar for dollar?" replied Stephenson. "No sir, I can't. … That prices will go down — I don't think we want to intimate that." AT&T expects the DirecTV deal would eliminate the need for both companies to seek profits on the products they each sell to consumers separately. That would give AT&T greater bargaining leverage with content companies. AT&T might be able to save as much as 15 percent on programming costs, said Stephenson. (In his own testimony, Writers' Guild executive Christopher Keyse said that the downward pressure on content fees would hurt the creative class.) But citing complexities in the programming industry, Stephenson stopped short of predicting any effects on consumers' bills. Click headline to read more--
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UPDATE 1-America Movil to consider structural changes after Mexican reform - Reuters

UPDATE 1-America Movil to consider structural changes after Mexican reform Reuters MEXICO CITY, June 25 (Reuters) - Carlos Slim's America Movil said on Wednesday it had created a committee to evaluate options in response to an overhaul of Mexico's...
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Supreme court rejects América Móvil, Telcel appeals - Business News Americas

Supreme court rejects América Móvil, Telcel appeals - Business News Americas | Evolving Competition landscape in south and north America after AT&T acquired Direct TV | Scoop.it
Supreme court rejects América Móvil, Telcel appeals Business News Americas In April, América Móvil and Telcel filed their appeals with a federal judge, who threw them out on the grounds that these types of IFT decisions are protected by the...
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AT&T deal opens era of competition with Mexico's Slim - Reuters

AT&T deal opens era of competition with Mexico's Slim - Reuters | Evolving Competition landscape in south and north America after AT&T acquired Direct TV | Scoop.it
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... to enter the U.S. We may see it try to partner with one of the other players be it Sprint, T-Mobile or Dish," Smithen said.
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AT&T buys DirecTV in multibillion dollar deal

Telcom giant AT&T is buying DirecTV. At $95 per share, the deal values DirecTV at $48 and a half billion. CBS News business analyst explains why AT&T is inte...
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America Movil Weighs Options in Mexico After Legal Change - Bloomberg

Reuters America Movil Weighs Options in Mexico After Legal Change Bloomberg America Movil (AMXL) SAB, the mobile-phone company controlled by billionaire Carlos Slim, created a committee to study strategic options in the wake of regulatory changes...
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America Movil SAB de CV (ADR) (NYSE:AMX) Gets The Regulatory Approval

America Movil SAB de CV (ADR) (NYSE:AMX) Gets The Regulatory Approval | Evolving Competition landscape in south and north America after AT&T acquired Direct TV | Scoop.it
Boston, MA 06/19/2014 (wallstreetpr) – Austria's telecoms regulator (RTR) approved the deal to pool over the shareholding pattern between Carlos Slim's America Movil and the Austrian government (OIA...
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The Week Ahead: AT&T-DirecTV Hearing, and First-Quarter Growth

The Week Ahead: AT&T-DirecTV Hearing, and First-Quarter Growth | Evolving Competition landscape in south and north America after AT&T acquired Direct TV | Scoop.it
Executives from AT&T and DirecTV will speak to a House panel on their merger deal, and the Commerce Department will release its final economic growth figures for the wintry first quarter of 2014.
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America Movil SAB de CV (ADR) (NYSE:AMX) Cut Ties With AT&T Inc (NYSE:T) - WallStreetPR

America Movil SAB de CV (ADR) (NYSE:AMX) Cut Ties With AT&T Inc (NYSE:T) - WallStreetPR | Evolving Competition landscape in south and north America after AT&T acquired Direct TV | Scoop.it
America Movil SAB de CV (ADR) (NYSE:AMX) Cut Ties With AT&T Inc (NYSE:T) WallStreetPR Two directors representing AT&T Inc in the board of America Movil SAB de CV (ADR) (NYSE:AMX) have already resigned their positions following the decision by the...
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