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AT&T and DirecTV, MB Docket 14-90

AT&T Inc. (“AT&T”) and DirecTV have filed applications seeking Commission approval to transfer of control of the licenses and authorizations held by DirecTV and its wholly-owned and controlled subsidiaries to AT&T. As part of the transaction, AT&T plans to divest its interest in América Móvil, a telecommunications company headquartered in Mexico. AT&T provides wireless, Internet, television and local and long distance voice services in the United States. AT&T’s wireline footprint covers portions of 22 states and AT&T has begun to expand its U-verse video and broadband services to reach approximately 75% of the customer locations in that footprint. AT&T currently provides some form of U-verse services to approximately 11.3 million households. DirecTV is a provider of direct broadcast satellite (“DBS”) services, also known as Direct-to-Home satellite television services. It has approximately 20 million video subscribers in the United States and interests in entities with approximately 18 million video subscribers in Latin America. DirecTV does not offer broadband or voice services of its own but does offer synthetic service bundles of video, voice and broadband services in conjunction with CenturyLink, AT&T and Verizon, among others.

Timeline

Day 42 - September 18, 2014
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9/9/14 Request for Information Sent to AT&T Inc.
- Letter
- Request
- Tables [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 ]

9/9/14 Request for Information Sent to DIRECTV
- Letter
- Request
- Tables [ 1 | 2 ]

8/28/14 Denial of Request for Extension of Time to File Comments and Petitions to Deny

8/7/14 - Public Notice Pleading Cycle Set For AT&T-DIRECTV Transaction

7/7/14 Review Teams Announced For Proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable-Charter And AT&T-DirecTV Transactions

6/11/14 - Joint Protective Order Joint Protective Order

6/11/14 - Public Notice Applications Have Been Filed; Permit-But-Disclose Ex Parte Procedures Apply

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9/16/14 Comments, filed by Governor Martin O'Malley (MD)

9/16/14 Comments, filed by American Cable Association

9/16/14 Comments, filed by RFD-TV

9/16/14 Petition to Deny, filed by Writers Guild of America, West

9/16/14 Petition to Deny, filed by Free Press

9/16/14 Petition to Deny, filed by Writers Guild of America, West

9/16/14 Comments (reacted), filed by Netflix, Inc.

9/16/14 Petition to Impose Conditions (redacted), filed by DISH Network Corporation

9/16/14 Comments, filed by TiVo Inc.

9/16/14 Comments, filed by Minority Cellular Partners Coalition
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9/16/14 Petition to Deny, filed by The Greenlining Institute

9/16/14 Joint Petition to Deny, filed by The Alliance for Community Media, The Alliance for Communications Democracy, and Common Cause

9/16/14 Comments, filed by Cogent Communications Group, Inc.

9/16/14 Petition to Deny, filed by Public Knowledge and Institute for Local Self-Reliance

9/16/14 Comments, filed by Cequel Communications, LLC d/b/a Suddenlink Communications

9/16/14 Comments, filed by National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)

9/16/14 Comments, filed by The Wireless Internet Service Providers Association

9/16/14 Comments, filed by The Free State Foundation

9/16/14 Comments, filed by Communications Workers of America

9/16/14 Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by AT&T Inc.

9/16/14 Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by DIRECTV

9/15/14 Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by TiVo Inc.

9/15/14 Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by AT&T Inc.

9/12/14 Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by DirecTV

9/8/14 Letter, filed by Senator Dan Sparks (MN)

9/8/14 Acknowledgments of Confidentiality, filed by AT&T, Inc.

9/5/14 Acknowledgments of Confidentiality, filed by AT&T, Inc.

9/5/14 Acknowledgments of Confidentiality, filed by DirecTV
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9/4/14 Acknowledgments of Confidentiality, filed by AT&T Inc.

9/4/14 Acknowledgment of Confidentiality, filed by American Cable Association

8/29/14 Acknowledgment of Confidentiality (amended), filed by American Cable Association

8/29/14 Acknowledgments of Confidentiality, filed by Netflix, Inc.

8/27/14 Acknowledgements of Confidentiality, filed by American Cable Association

Contacts

  • Brendan Holland, Media Bureau: (202) 418-2757
  • Janice Wise, Media Bureau (press inquiries): (202) 418-8165

General Information

This page contains an indexed unofficial listing of and electronic links to most materials in this docket. The applications and any associated documents are also available for public inspection and copying during normal reference room hours at the FCC Reference Center. Copies of the applications and any subsequently-filed documents in this matter also may be obtained from Best Copy and Printing, Inc., Portals II, 445 12th Street, SW, Room CY-B402, Washington, DC 20554, 1-800-378-3160 (voice), fcc@bcpiweb.com (e-mail), and most are also accessible through the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System. To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).

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