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AT&T completes acquisition of Quickplay Media

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On June 28, 2016, AT&T, among the world’s largest providers of pay TV, completed its acquisition of Quickplay Media, Inc. Quickplay, a leading expert in powering TV to any device, is the current platform provider for AT&T’s TV Everywhere offering. Later this year Quickplay is also expected to support the streaming offerings DIRECTV Now, DIRECTV Mobile, and DIRECTV that AT&T is planning to introduce.This acquisition furthers AT&T’s strategy to deliver video content everywhere and anywhere viewers want it. Fasken Martineau acted as Canadian counsel to AT&T in this acquisition with a team led by Barbara Miller and that included Arun Krishnamurti (M&A/general), Mitch Thaw (Tax), Katherine Pollock and Marc Rodrigue (labour and employment) and Christelle Gedeon (IP), as well as Tony Baldanza and Jack Yu (Competition and Investment Canada).



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