Matt Belloni of The Hollywood Reporter and Michael Schneider of IndieWire join Kim Masters to discuss the big entertainment stories we’ll be keeping an eye on in 2018.
Deals to keep an eye on in 2018:
- AT&T/Time Warner. Last year at this time, it looked like that deal was set to sail though. But now it’s caught up in courts. There could be some legitimate antitrust concerns, but it seems more likely that this is part of Trump’s vendetta against CNN.
- Disney/Fox. This deal, much more of a horizontal merger, will forever change the face of the industry. There are some cool creative collaborations that could happen, but thousands of people will likely lose their jobs as the companies combine.
- Sinclair/Tribune. Once the very conservative Sinclair takes over the Tribune stations, they’ll be in more than 70% of American households. Will they become a new competitor to Fox News?