AT&T has now completed the Time Warner Acquisition. It is now set to Acquire AppNexus.
“It was an exciting quarter for AT&T as we completed the acquisition of Time Warner on June 14 and created a modern media company built around premium content, 170 million direct-to-customer relationships, advertising technology and high-speed networks,” said Randall Stephenson, AT&T chairman and CEO.
“Time Warner joins us coming off an impressive second-quarter. Turner turned in solid subscription and advertising revenue growth, Warner Bros. is in high gear with a record number of series in production, and HBO delivered strong subscriber revenue growth.
“Since we closed the Time Warner deal, we’ve also announced an agreement to acquire ad-tech leader AppNexus, which will be an important step to strengthen our leadership in advanced TV advertising.
“Our goal is to reshape the way media and entertainment work for consumers, and you will see us continue to do exactly that.”
AT&T Inc. reported solid wireless results in the second quarter, including postpaid phone gains, continued strong prepaid phone growth and stable postpaid churn.
On a GAAP basis, service revenue declined; however, on a comparable basis service revenue grew. Including the acquisition of Time Warner in mid-June, AT&T reported consolidated revenue growth on a comparable basis, which offset pressure from its entertainment and business segments, and strong earnings and free cash flow growth.