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Financial Times  Jul 18  Comment 
The $25bn financing secured from Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan would be one of largest takeover loans ever written
New York Times  Jul 18  Comment 
While Rupert Murdoch’s $80 billion includes a 20 percent premium, his quarry may have been on track to achieve the offer price on its own, contends Jeffrey Goldfarb of Reuters Breakingviews.
Motley Fool  Jul 18  Comment 
The media giant may be for sale after its board turned down an unsolicited offer from Fox.
Yahoo  Jul 18  Comment 
Rupert Murdoch looks to have been canny in his $80 billion takeover approach to Time Warner Inc, cornering the media giant at a time when potential "white knight" bidders are busy absorbing their own large deals. The absence of potential...
Yahoo  Jul 18  Comment 
Many investors say the best trading strategy around a potential takeover of Time Warner Inc by Twenty-First Century Fox is to wager that media baron Rupert Murdoch will pay up to get what he wants. Time Warner said on Wednesday it had rebuffed...
New York Times  Jul 18  Comment 
Purchasing Time Warner would give Fox a robust roster of sports programming, allowing it to command more lucrative fees from cable and satellite companies.
Bloomberg  Jul 18  Comment 
Leslie Moonves says his CBS Corp. is interested in buying the CNN news channel if it becomes available. Getting between Rupert Murdoch and Time Warner Inc. is another matter.
Jutia Group  Jul 17  Comment 
[Reuters - UK Focus] - Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc made an audacious offer for Time Warner Inc that if it succeeds would transform the American media landscape and cement the 83-year-old's status as the most powerful magnate in...
SeekingAlpha  Jul 17  Comment 
By Harold L. Vogel: It is still too early to know whether Rupert Murdoch will succeed in taking over Time Warner (NYSE:TWX). There's no question, though, that this is a bold and in many respects sensible move on the part of 21st Century Fox...




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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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