AT&T wants to buy Time Warner — which means that some media allies may soon become media competitors.
At least that’s the case with Starz, the cable network that relies heavily on AT&T for distribution but also competes with Time Warner-owned HBO.
“There are some concerns that we have over there with [AT&T’s] intended purchase of Time Warner,” said Chris Albrecht, Starz CEO, at the Code Media conference at the Ritz-Carlton in Dana Point, Calif. “[AT&T is] our largest customer; they might end up also becoming our largest competitor.”
“It’s too early to tell,” Albrecht added.
The deal is still pending regulatory approval, but Albrecht — and the rest of the media world — will be impacted if and when it goes through.
Watch his full interview below.
This article originally appeared on Recode.net.