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AT&T-Time Warner decision will set stage for Hollywood’s future: A media merger of super hero proportions is about to be settled.

A federal judge is expected to decide Tuesday whether AT&T should go ahead with its planned $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, home to DC Comics’ heroes Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, as well as CNN and HBO, the premium network where Game of Thrones resides.

The deal will have far-reaching repercussions for consumers, bringing together the nation’s largest telecommunications company and owner of DirecTV with Time Warner’s entertainment library. An AT&T victory is likely to bolster the variety and number of streaming services competing for Americans’ wallets and time as they ditch traditional options such as cable. But according to the Trump administration, it could raise costs for consumers.

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AT&T-Time Warner decision will set stage for Hollywood’s future: A media merger of super hero proportions is about to be settled. A federal judge is expected to decide Tuesday whether AT&T should go ahead with its planned $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, home to DC Comics’ heroes Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, as well as CNN and HBO, the premium network where Game of Thrones resides.The deal will have far-reaching repercussions for consumers, bringing together the nation’s largest telecommunications company and owner of DirecTV with Time Warner’s entertainment library. An AT&T victory is likely to bolster the variety and number of streaming services competing for Americans’ wallets and time as they ditch traditional options such as cable. But according to the Trump administration, it could raise costs for consumers. federal judge is expected to decide Tuesday whether AT&T should go ahead with its planned $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, home to DC Comics’ heroes Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, as well as CNN and HBO, the premium network where Game of Thrones resides.