If you’ve been following the news, you’ve seen AT&T making business headlines.
That’s because the telecommunications conglomerate has announced its intent to purchase Time Warner for $85.4 billion.
The acquisition could shake up the digital world forever.
If the deal goes through, AT&T will acquire CNN, HBO, and Turner Broadcasting Systems.
AT&T is likely hoping to feature content from those Time Warner properties on its new DirecTV Now streaming service. This new product will allow consumers to watch TV on any device.
Between the Time Warner deal and the coming launch of DirecTV Now, AT&T and Time Warner are promising to disrupt the world of digital media and capitalize on the trend of mobile phones trumping TV sets.
If you want to learn more about what’s in store for AT&T and Time Warner, don’t miss Business Insider’s flagship conference, IGNITION: Future of Digital.
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson and Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes will be there to discuss their companies’ expansion and continued focus on digital media. The conference is happening December 5-7 at the Time Warner Center in New York City. This is your chance to get the scoop on what’s coming next.
This year’s IGNITION speakers include Thrive Global’s Arianna Huffington, IAC’s Barry Diller, Airbnb’s Nathan Blecharczyk, and Cisco’s Chuck Robbins.