David Garrity and Leo Hindery on ‘Conversations with Investopedia’ – Cable Veteran Casts Doubt on AT&T/Time Warner Merger (T, TWX)

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In a video interview for Investopedia, Hindery is doubtful that regulators would permit AT&T to funnel Time Warner’s vast content through its extensive distribution network, which includes Direct TV satellite service. While such vertical integration is the biggest motivation behind the deal, Hindery points out that regulators forced Comcast to segregate its distribution pipelines from NBC Universal when it acquired the company. “They’re not vertically integrated,” he says of the 2011 merger. “They’re vertically owned.”

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