Enlarge / ATT will own a bunch of new media properties if it is allowed to buy Time Warner. (credit: Aurich Lawson)
The Trump administration’s Department of Justice (DOJ) today filed a lawsuit to block ATT’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner Inc.
ATT has been the nation’s largest pay-TV company since it acquired DirecTV in 2015.

Acquiring Time Warner and its stable of popular TV programming would give the company too much control over programming and distribution, the DOJ said.
Together, ATT and Time Warner would attempt to impede competition from online video distributors and raise prices on rivals that want access to Time Warner programming, the DOJ alleged.
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