ATT/DirecTV Merger Opposed by Writers

Chris Keyser, the President of the Writers Guild of America, west, will testify to Congress today about the harm to independent and diverse TV programming from the ongoing wave of consolidation in the TV, cable, and Internet distribution marketplace. He takes special aim at the ATT/DirecTV and Comcast/Time Warner Cable mergers as bad for writers (as well as other independent media artists) and consumers, and that no conditions that could be attached to these mergers would mitigate their overwhelming harm. John Eggerton’s article in Broadcasting and Cable is well worth reading, here.