AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson and Time Warner CEO Jeffrey Bewkes will have some high-profile company on the witness stand at the Dec. 7 Senate Antitrust Subcommittee oversight hearing on the proposed merger of their two companies.
According to the witness list, released Friday, AXS TV owner and billionaire Mark Cuban will also talk about the deal with legislators, as will Gene Kimmelman, president of Public Knowledge, and Daphna Ziman, president of Cinémoi, an online video service.
Ziman last week took aim at the merger, warning of its impact on independent and diverse video outlets, like hers.
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Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.