AT&T sells off America Movil stake as part of DirecTV deal


AT&TBillionaire Carlos Slim will buy out AT&T’s stake in America Movil SAB for $5.57 billion, propping up his Latin American mobile-phone company’s stock price. AT&T is selling its holdings of Slim’s company to avoid a conflict of interest because the company is buying DirecTV, which competes with America Movil for pay-TV customers across Latin America. AT&T expects to report a gain of 8 cents to 10 cents a share from the sale.

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Carl has been with RBR-TVBR since 1997 and is currently Managing Director/Senior Editor. Residing in Northern Virginia, he covers the business of broadcasting, advertising, programming, new media and engineering. He’s also done a great deal of interviews for the company and handles our ever-growing stable of bylined columnists.