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December 11, 2017
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Verizon makes trade-offs in renewing NFL mobile package
Verizon Wireless renewed its National Football League mobile streaming contract in a five-year deal valued at up to $2 billion and surrendered its exclusive rights to games in exchange for licensing them -- and other NFL content -- for its Yahoo and Go90 platforms, per reports. The deal means that subscribers to any carrier can stream the games on their mobile devices.
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Analyst: AT&T should push for Time Warner deadline extension
The March 19 court date for AT&T's proposed merger with Time Warner could push AT&T past its April 22 deadline, resulting in a payment of $500 million to Time Warner. Although there are risks for renegotiation, AT&T should consider pushing for a deadline extension, BTIG analyst Walt Piecyk said, because if the telecom wins in court, it will be allowed to bypass antitrust regulators and complete the deal without selling assets or making other concessions.
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