Posted May. 20, 2014 at 3:29 p.m.

Premium Lock Experts: TW Cable-Comcast deal could help AT&T-DirecTV merger

Published: 2014-05-20 15:29:42
Updated: 2014-05-20 15:29:42

AT&T wants DirecTV   This combo made from file photos shows the AT&T logo on the side of a corporate office in Springfield, Ill., left, and a DirecTV satellite dish atop a home in Los Angeles. Priming itself for the age of Internet-delivered video, AT&T Inc. on Sunday, May 18, 2014 said it would buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion in cash and stock, or $95 per share. (AP Photo)

Antitrust experts say AT&T's bid for DirecTV could reap immediate regulatory rewards. Coming so quickly on the heels of a rival cable company merger --the pairing of Comcast and Time Warner Cable-- makes it easier for regulators to approve both transactions because they create two counterbalanced giants in pay TV....

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Sounds to me the market actors are already behaving in a manner consistent with an oligopoly.
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