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    1. March 1, 2016

      AT&T repackages DirecTV for cord cutters

      AT&T plans to start selling a version of DirecTV, its premium television service, to customers without a satellite dish...

    2. Fast FT

      January 26, 2016

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    3. December 10, 2015

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    4. October 15, 2015

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    5. August 14, 2015

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    6. July 22, 2015

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    8. June 23, 2015

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    9. June 4, 2015

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    10. May 25, 2015

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    11. May 5, 2015

      Netflix challenges AT&T’s $48bn DirecTV deal

      Netflix has warned US regulators that AT&T’s planned $48bn takeover of one of the country’s largest satellite...

    12. April 24, 2015

      Comcast walks away from $45bn TWC deal

      Comcast officially dropped its $45bn bid for Time Warner Cable on Friday after failing to convince regulators that a...

    13. April 23, 2015

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    14. February 5, 2015

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    15. January 26, 2015

      AT&T’s Mexican deal puts pressure on Carlos Slim

      AT&T ratcheted up the pressure on Mexican telecoms billionaire Carlos Slim by buying one of his main rivals out of...

    16. December 22, 2014

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      Corporate takeover deals surged to their highest levels since the financial crisis this year, with merger and...

    17. October 28, 2014

      FTC sues AT&T over ‘unlimited’ data plans

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    18. October 26, 2014

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    19. October 10, 2014

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    20. October 6, 2014

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    21. September 25, 2014

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      With three multibillion-dollar deals landing in relatively quick succession, 2014 was all set to be the year of the...

    22. August 21, 2014

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    23. August 21, 2014

      Digital shake-up drives newspaper deals

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    24. August 7, 2014

      FCC’s Tom Wheeler applauds collapse of T-Mobile-Sprint deal

      Tom Wheeler, US Federal Communications Commission chairman, wasted no time in welcoming the news of Sprint’s...

    25. FT Alphaville

      August 4, 2014

      Popped collars

      One hot feature in big M&A deals this year has been “collars”, a way for selling companies to lock in value when they...

    26. June 24, 2014

      AT&T accused over merger promises

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    27. May 23, 2014

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    28. May 22, 2014

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    29. May 22, 2014

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      When AT&T announced its $49bn agreed bid for DirecTV this week, the deal appeared to leave Dish Network and the...

    30. beyondbrics

      May 20, 2014

      Tough times ahead for Slim

      Carlos Slim, Mexico’s telecoms tycoon, is both highly strategic and highly pragmatic. Already fuming over his country’s...

    31. FT Alphaville

      May 19, 2014

      The Closer

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    32. May 19, 2014

      AT&T looks to justify its $48.5bn DirecTV bet

      AT&T’s $48.5bn agreed cash and stock bid for DirecTV represents a big bet on video and on consumers’ appetite for...

    33. May 19, 2014

      AT&T / DirecTV: T for two

      AT&T does not know how television will be delivered in a decade. But after spending $67bn, including assumed debt, on...

    34. FT Alphaville

      May 19, 2014

      The London 6am Cut

      REMINDER: You can find Camp Alphaville details here. AT&T to buy DirecTV for $48.5bn: “AT&T has agreed to buy DirecTV...

    35. May 19, 2014

      AT&T to buy DirecTV for $48.5bn

      AT&T has agreed to buy DirecTV in a $48.5bn deal that will further shake up the country’s fast-changing pay-TV market....

    36. May 13, 2014

      AT&T/DirecTV: Coming out on top

      Take heart, AT&T shareholders. There are even more scary ways for the company to squander its capital than by spending...

    37. May 13, 2014

      AT&T and Sprint bet on regulatory change

      AT&T’s negotiations on a near-$50bn bid for DirecTV, like Sprint’s desire to buy T-Mobile US, look likely to test US...

    38. May 13, 2014

      AT&T closing in on near-$50bn DirecTV bid

      AT&T is in advanced discussions with DirecTV, the largest US satellite-television provider, over a deal worth almost...

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