When the “big four” — the three big media companies — meet for their annual meeting in New York next week, there will be plenty of news to cover.
In the meantime, there are plenty of big ideas and big names.
One thing we know for sure is that the big four are working hard to get the best ideas out there.
They’re not only pushing the envelope with their new products, they’re also working to build the best product-market fit.
And that means that the three companies that are at the top of their game, including Comcast, AT&T and Verizon, will have a lot of time to work together.
“It’s going to be a great year,” Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said during an earnings call earlier this year.
“Our goal is to get better and to be even better.”
Roberts said the “Big Four” is working to “break through barriers” and develop “stronger brands” in the United States, while also expanding to the U.K. and Mexico.
AT&S CEO Randall Stephenson said during a conference call last month that he expects to spend the next few months working with the “three big” companies to “develop the best and most efficient technology and solutions for the next 10 years.”
AT&Ts CEO Randall Steven Stephenson.
Thomson Reuters The trio of Comcast, Time Warner and Verizon are in the midst of a merger that could make their combined company more powerful than ever.
The two companies, which have been trying to make the biggest moves possible in their respective markets, are in talks to combine to form AT&V.
Stephenson and Roberts have said that the merger could be completed by the end of the year, though it’s not clear how much the two companies are ready to pay.
ATV already has a strong presence in the U, and Stephenson has said that it is ready to take on new customers.
He also said that AT&ts plans to build out a “very strong ecosystem” for the broadband and cable businesses in the country.
Stephenson said that he and Roberts are “very committed to the merger and the synergies it could provide for our companies.”
Comcast, which has a long history of being aggressive in its bid to buy Time Warner Cable, has been more cautious in the merger talks.
But the merger would give Comcast a significant amount of control over the broadband industry, and would allow the company to sell more of its video services and its cable TV service.
“As I’ve said to our shareholders, this merger is going to put us on the path to profitability,” Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Wheeler said during his earnings call last year.
AT and Verizon already have an alliance that gives them an even stronger foothold in the broadband market.
The deal could also mean that AT and Time Warner could become the dominant players in the wireless industry, something Stephenson said last month.
“If you look at our industry, it’s really a merger between the four of us, and it’s a very good thing,” Stephenson said.
“The question is, do we want to take that leap, or do we get our way?”
The deal has the potential to create new jobs and new growth for the American middle class.
AT & Verizon currently has a majority stake in AT&T, the wireless carrier, which operates AT&t’s nationwide fiber-optic network.
Verizon, which is also an investor in Time Warner, is also part of AT>T’s DirecTV division.
AT will pay $45 billion for DirecTv and other assets, and Verizon will pay a $4 billion cash dividend to the shareholders.
AT has said it plans to spend $40 billion on the combined company.
“We are making the decision to invest in the future, and the combination of AT < Verizon with Time Warner is a big opportunity for us,” AT< DirecV is the name of the cable network that AT > Verizon owns.
AT’s current plan is to merge with Time Inc., which is owned by Verizon, for a total of $90 billion.
AT also recently announced plans to buy Yahoo!
Inc. for $4.8 billion.
“I am absolutely confident in our investment in Time, and I am confident that this merger will help create great value for AT&rt; Verizon shareholders and the entire telecommunications industry,” Stephenson told investors during his annual call last week.
“In addition to the value of the combined companies, I am also confident that combining the two together will create jobs in the telecommunications industry.”
AT * Verizon, a combined company that has a combined market cap of $56.4 billion, already has been selling wireless services to consumers in areas where there are no AT or Verizon stores.
The combined company is planning to start rolling out the first major network in 2019.
AT, Verizon and other companies already have partnerships with local and national television stations to sell their services, which means that they