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AT&T's competitors advance courtroom assault on merger

A sign with the Sling Television logo at a conference
Dish Network's Sling TV is an online streaming service for live television. Photo: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

If AT&T's purchase of Time Warner goes through, AT&T will gain too much leverage in future programming deals, one of the telecom giant's video service competitors told a federal judge Monday.

Why it matters: This argument is central to the government's antitrust case against the proposed $85 billion merger, and bolsters previous testimony in the marquee trial.