U.S., AT&T at odds over CNN in Time Warner deal | Reuters

Reuters| Wed Nov 08 19:03:01 EST 2017
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. antitrust regulators and AT&T Inc sparred on Wednesday over whether the wireless carrier would be required to sell Time Warner Inc’s CNN cable network as a condition of approval of its deal to buy the media company. The U.S. Department of Justice has demanded significant asset sales in order to approve the $85.4 billion deal, sources told Reuters on Wednesday, and asked AT&T to sell CNN-parent Turner Broadcasting or its DirecTV satellite TV operation in discussions on Monday. AT&T offered to sell CNN, the sources said. AT&T denied that version of events of the meeting with Justice Department officials. “I have never offered to sell CNN and..

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