Fate of big media mergers in 2018 remains uncertain

Whether buoyed by the notion that a Trump antitrust regime would take a hands-off approach, new telecom rules encouraging consolidation or huge payouts available to CEOs, 2017 became the year of the media merger. AT&T-Time Warner, Sinclair Broadcast Group-Tribune Media, Discovery Communications-Scripps Networks, Meredith-Time Inc. and CBS Radio-Entercom Communications amounted