Professor Karen Donders gives her opinion of AT&T - Time Warner merger
Professor Karen Donders, senior researcher at SMIT and lecturer European Media Markets at the Communications Sciences Department of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, gave her opinion on the AT&T - Time Warner merger in the news bulletin of Flemish broadcaster VTM http://nieuws.vtm.be/cultuur-media/211665-att-neemt-time-warner-overhttp://nieuws.vtm.be/cultuur-media/211665-att-neemt-time-warner-over. The merger, so she says, is exemplary of a trend in both the US and the EU to join forces between companies active in the electronic communications sector and content industry. That trend is understandable given the rising importance of video / content for achieving growth in mobile services. However, it might be harmful to competition and hence consumers.