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CBS is merging with Viacom

CBS is merging with Viacom after months of negotiations, reuniting the two companies for the first time since they split in 2005. The deal will increase CBS’s content offering to customers — a growing importance as the streaming wars heat up. Julia Alexander, The Verge » https://ift.tt/2YIipIZ
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CBS Stock Jumps At Opening Bell, Viacom Sinks As Merger Deal Nears Close

The boards of both companies worked through the weekend to hammer out terms of their long-expected reunion, with the amount of stock being exchanged between the companies remaining the main sticking point. The companies earlier had reached significant clarity about the management structure, agreeing that current Viacom CEO Bob Bakish would run the combined company, with acting CBS chief Joe Ianniello in a top role. – Dade Hayes, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RB5jLV

CBS, Viacom Reach Tentative Management Structure for Combined Company

The agreement remains fluid, according to people familiar with the situation, but calls for Viacom CEO Bob Bakish to take the reins of a combined Viacom and CBS, with Joe Ianniello, acting CEO of CBS Corp. being offered a position overseeing all of the CBS-branded assets at a newly merged concern. Christina Spade, CBS’ chief financial officer, could become the CFO of the new company, these people said. – Brian Steinberg, Variety » https://trib.al/OudAfOd

AT&T Prevails Against DOJ In Long-Running Legal Battle Over Time Warner Deal

In their 35-page ruling, Judges Judith W. Rogers, Robert L. Wilkins and David B. Sentelle affirmed Leon’s decision, saying that AT&T had provided “real-world” data to support its contention that the deal would not result in harm. “The government offered no comparable analysis of data,” the judges wrote. “Evidence also indicated that the industry had become dynamic in recent years with the emergence, for example, of Netflix and Hulu. In this evidentiary context, the government’s objections that the district court misunderstood and misapplied economic principles and clearly erred in rejecting the quantitative model are unpersuasive.” – Dade Hayes, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2SuWOM6

Fox Accepts Disney’s $71.3 Billion Offer

The term “accepted” may be misinterpreted in this scenario. This doesn’t mean that Fox is now selling to Disney for $71.3 billion and everything is a done deal. All this means is that the company is officially recognizing Disney’s bid as the single best offer on the table. If a better offer isn’t made, this will be the deal that moves forward. Comcast still has an opportunity to return with an even higher bid. – Charlie Ridgely, ComicBook.com https://ift.tt/2yuF7HM
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