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Three Essentials from CTFN This Week

French IT services provider Atos is preparing a submission to complain to EU regulators about the planned merger between rivals Thales and Gemalto, a source close to Atos told CTFN.featured

Tribune/Sinclair May Have Options to Comply with New FCC Regs

Chris Ripley, CEO of Sinclair Broadcast Group, said the company has alternatives to adjust the Tribune Media acquisition if the U.S. District Court of Appeals in D.C. should decidefeatured

Advocacy Groups Vow to Fight FCC Waiver if Granted in Tribune/Sinclair Deal

A former senior attorney at the Federal Communications Commission told CTFN that in the event the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit overturns the FCC’s reinstatement of thefeatured

Four Essentials from CTFN This Week

Closing arguments in the Time Warner/AT&T case are scheduled for April 30. The prior week’s testimony featured the redirect of the government’s key witness, economist Carl Shapiro. See a summary and additional commentary here and here. The European Commission is currently preparing a statement of objections (SO) on the merger between industrial gas giants Linde … Read Morefeatured

Sinclair Ups Divestitures for Tribune Acquisition

Sinclair Broadcast Group’s revised plan to sell 23 television stations in 18 markets could speed up regulatory approval for its controversial merger with Tribune Mediafeatured

Judge’s Questions on UHF Discount Give Hope to Tribune/Sinclair Opponents

The apparently negative views of the viability of the UHF discount expressed by appellate judges at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on April 20 gave opponents of the Tribune/Sinclair merger afeatured

Three Essentials from CTFN This Week

CTFN’s Ed Roberts is in court for the entirety of the proceedings in the Department of Justice’s suit challenging the merger of Time Warner and AT&T.  Ed’s notes will be routinely posted and updated throughout. More here … The U.S. Department of Justice appears close to wrapping up its review of Bayer’s $66 billion acquisition … Read Morefeatured

Deadspin Video Unlikely to Add Regulatory Resistance to Tribune-Sinclair

The Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission should exert minimal, if any, additional regulatory pressure Sinclair Broadcasting and Tribune Media in response to a video on Deadspinfeatured

UHF Discount Decision’s Possible Effects On Tribune-Sinclair’s Close

The June 2017 rejection by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit of the petition by various public interest groups to stay the Federal Communications Commission’s reinstatementfeatured

Three Essentials from CTFN This Week

Mofcom has sent the NXP Semiconductors/Qualcomm case back down from the ministerial level to the staff to address concerns that were raised in the interim, according to a Beijing-based attorney who recently worked on another semiconductor deal before Mofcom. The lawyer said the Chinese antitrust regulator is likely to re-examine the pricing, terms and conditions, … Read Morefeatured

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