Kabuki dances or Rube Goldberg machines? Vertical analyses of media mergers

Kabuki dances or Rube Goldberg machines? Vertical analyses of media mergers

Cristina Caffarra
Antitrust & Competition

In an article by Dr Cristina Caffarra, Professor Gregory S Crawford, and Dr Helen Weeds  published by the CPI Antitrust Chronicle, the authors summarize key considerations in recent vertical media mergers in the U.S. and EU and show how AT&T/TW deviated from these in important ways: in failing to consider that the integrated entity might foreclose over-the-top video providers in its role as ISP, in its ready grant of efficiency claims, and in its evisceration of the use of bargaining models in vertical merger analysis.

CPI Antitrust Chronicle