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House, Senate panelists question AT&T and DirecTV on merger plan
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • June 27 2014

At back-to-back congressional hearings, executives of AT&T and DirecTV addressed concerns raised by lawmakers and various industry witnesses on the


Liberty boosts Sirius stake, seeks FCC consent to assume control
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • August 24 2012

Liberty Media moved closer to its goal of acquiring control of Sirius XM Radio with the $234.3 million purchase of additional shares to raise its stake to 48 and with the filing of documents with the FCC last Friday that request consent for Liberty to assume control of the satellite radio service provider


DOJ challenges non-HSR reportable transactions
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • May 29 2007

On May 22, 2007, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (the “DOJ”) filed a civil antitrust lawsuit challenging a series of 2004 transactions that eliminated competition between the only two daily newspapers in Charleston, West Virginia


Study highlights benefits of Sirius-XM merger, as House lawmakers urge FCC to reject transaction
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • June 22 2007

As the FCC’s 180-day “clock” on the Sirius-XM merger began to tick last week, Thomas Hazlett, a professor of economics at George Mason University and a former chief economist at the FCC, released a study showing that the $13 billion merger would enhance competition in the U.S. audio services market


FCC opens rulemaking proceeding on SDARS merger ban, as former FCC commissioner urges approval of XMSirius deal
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • July 6 2007

In conjunction with its ongoing deliberations on the proposed merger of XM and Sirius Satellite Radio, the FCC has opened rulemaking proceedings to determine whether language, contained within a 1997 report and order, that seemingly prohibits one satellite digital audio radio service (SDARS) licensee from acquiring the other SDARS licensee constitutes a “binding Commission rule.”


News Corp-Liberty Media transfer approved by FCC
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • February 29 2008

After a year-long wait, News Corp. and Liberty Media received FCC clearance on Monday to proceed with a share swap through which News Corp. would exchange its 38.6 stake in DirecTV for Liberty’s 16.3 interest in News Corp


FCC chairman recommends approval of XM-Sirius merger
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2008

After enduring a yearlong wait, merger partners XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio appeared poised at last to clear the last remaining hurdle toward their union, as FCC Chairman Kevin Martin told reporters last Sunday that he would support approval of the transaction based on conditions that were agreed to by the companies during meetings with FCC staff members last week


Experts predict approval of XM-Sirius merger
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • May 11 2007

Analysts and other experts on regulatory issues told participants at a Federal Communications Bar Association seminar that the proposed merger of Sirius and XM Satellite Radio is likely to be approved by the Justice Department (DOJ) and by the FCC, albeit with conditions


Judge grants class action status in Comcast clustering suit
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2007

A federal district court judge has granted class action status in a lawsuit that accuses Comcast of “clustering” various Philadelphia-area cable systems in an attempt to boost cable bills


Martin endorses XM-Sirius à la carte proposal, as NAB takes issue with plan
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • August 10 2007

Prospects for FCC approval of the XM-Sirius Satellite Radio merger appeared to improve this week, as FCC Chairman Kevin Martin publicly endorsed the merger partners’ plan to offer à la carte pricing