Is AT&T Poised To Rule The Media World, Or Drown In Debt?

The Dallas-based company owns a sprawling array of businesses and brands, along with the $200 billion debt it took to buy them.

By Shelly BrisbinMay 30, 2019 11:23 am,

It used to be known as Ma Bell, but AT&T is not your mother’s phone company, especially since it received final clearance from the government to complete its merger with Time Warner in February. The Dallas-based telecom giant now counts Netflix and Amazon among its rivals, along with Verizon and T-Mobile. Some see AT&T as a metaphor for world domination, while others – those who watch its stock price – see trouble ahead.

Tech expert Omar Gallaga has been thinking about what could be in store for AT&T and its rivals.

“AT&T owns a lot of the content that you’re enjoying … and it’s all starting to kind of come together this year as they’re starting to launch a streaming service,” Gallaga says.

What you’ll hear in this segment:

– How AT&T plans to integrate Time Warner properties into the company

– Why major acquisitions could spell trouble for AT&T

– What companies AT&T sees as its competition