First, Comcast (CMCSA), the world’s largest cable company, agreed to buy smaller rival Time Warner Cable (TWC) for $45.2 billion. Then AT&T (T), America’s No. 2 wireless company, stepped up to the plate and is reportedly interested in buying the top satellite TV provider DirecTV (DTV) for about $50 billion.
No, with all these multibillion-dollar deals in the works, and the march of cord-cutters threatening the traditional TV industry, the question isn’t whether there is going to be another M&A move … but when.
Let’s take a closer look at what other deals could eventually be on the table: