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Wall Street Journal  2 hrs ago  Comment 
Time Warner Inc. has ended talks to forge a joint venture with Vice Media to revamp its struggling HLN channel, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Financial Times  42 min ago  Comment 
Forbes  Aug 27  Comment 
Are we getting what amounts to a humorless DC Comics cinematic universe from Warner Bros. (Time Warner, Inc.), starting with a joke-free Batman V Superman? It is no secret that studios often learn the wrong lessons from their hit movies....
SeekingAlpha  Aug 27  Comment 
By The Entertainment Oracle: Monday night the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences gave out the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards…and they were almost all carbon copies of past years. That's the problem with the Emmys as unlike its fellow award...
Motley Fool  Aug 27  Comment 
Between HBO, focused cable bets, and a franchise strategy that’s still in the early stages of development, management sees a bright future for Time Warner stock.
TheStreet.com  Aug 26  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Time Warnera a, which successfully fended off a hostile takeover attempt by 21st Century Fox FOXA,aisalearning that independence can be a lonely road. Especially for those who just lost their jobs. The owner of HBO and CNN...
Forbes  Aug 26  Comment 
The comment period on the merger ended Monday.
Motley Fool  Aug 26  Comment 
A strong and growing TV business could help push the stock well beyond Fox’s bid.
Wall Street Journal  Aug 26  Comment 
Time Warner's Inc.'s Turner Broadcasting cable TV division is planning to offer voluntary buyouts to between 500 and 600 employees this week, according to people familiar with the matter.
Wall Street Journal  Aug 25  Comment 
Time Warner's Inc.'s Turner Broadcasting cable TV division is planning to offer voluntary buyouts to between 500 and 600 employees this week, according to people familiar with the matter.
Financial Times  Aug 25  Comment 
Media group’s Turner cable unit, which accounts for more than half of the group’s operating income, to reduce operating costs




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Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) (formerly AOL Time Warner) is one of the world’s largest media conglomerates. It operates Time Warner Cable and TV programming and magazines such as Time Inc., Warner Brothers, and HBO. Its publishing business segments have been hard hit with falling advertising revenue. In December 2009, AOL was spun-off from Time Warner, making it an independent company again for the first time since the beginning of the 2000's.[1] Time Warner Cable (TWC) was spun off from the company in March 2009.[2]

Although its filmed entertainment business produces successful block buster movies like “The Dark Knight” and franchises like “Harry Potter” and “Ocean’s”, a continuing trend of falling movie theater attendance is troublesome for the company; this decrease can be attributed to high priced movie tickets along with poor economic conditions, and as HDTV’s become more inexpensive and home theater systems more affordable, consumers will switch to the latter option.

Company Overview

Business Segments

Time Warner operates three business segments: Filmed Entertainment, Networks, and Publishing

Filmed Entertainment (40% of revenue)[3]

Time Warner, under Warner Bros. Entertainment Group and New Line Cinema Corporation, produces and distributes theatrical motion pictures, television shows, and license rights to the its films and television shows.

Networks (46% of revenue)[3]

This business segment offers pay television programming services such as HBO and Cinemax and operates domestic and international networks. Revenue consists of subscriber fees paid by cable system operators and satellite distribution services, and of advertisings. Time Warner is planning to expand into the online TV market as well, showing some of its popular shows to paid subscribers, following in the suit of Comcast.[4]

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