Forbes  Sep 25  Comment 
In somewhat of a surprise, Warner Bros. (Time Warner Inc.) dropped a third trailer for Jupiter Ascending into our laps about an hour ago. As most of you know, the Channing Tatum/Mila Kunis sci-fi adventure was slated to be released in mid-July...
Motley Fool  Sep 24  Comment 
Putting two legendary characters into the same movie is no guarantee of franchise success.
newratings.com  Sep 24  Comment 
PHILADELPHIA (dpa-AFX) - Comcast Corp. (CMCSA, CMCSK) and Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC) on Tuesday lashed out at critics of their proposed $45 billion merger deal, saying a combination of the two cable giants would definitely...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 24  Comment 
By Brian Nelson: It was January 10, 2000. America Online (NYSE:AOL) had just announced that it would acquire Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) to create the largest media company. The purchase price amounted to more than $160 billion, and the combined entity...
Financial Times  Sep 24  Comment 
The $45bn takeover will reshape the US media landscape if approved by antitrust authorities, creating a content distribution powerhouse
Forbes  Sep 22  Comment 
In some rather surprising news, 20th Century Fox scheduled a Deadpool movie while Warner Bros. (Time Warner Inc.) is ramping up a Suicide Squad feature as one of their 600 DC Comics adaptations. The Deadpool film is to be directed by...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 22  Comment 
By The Entertainment Oracle: This weekend three new films entered the fray at the box office as the new fall film season went into high gear. From a dark drama with one of Hollywood's most bankable stars to a dramedy with an amazing ensemble...
Market Intelligence Center  Sep 19  Comment 
Friday headlines include: Time Warner working to boost HBO, Apple scheduling a launch event of new iPads, General Motors planning a new high-end Cadillac, Oracles CEO Larry Ellison stepping down, Goldman Sachs being investigated by the SEC for...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 19  Comment 
By The Entertainment Oracle: Last weekend Warner Brothers (a subsidiary of Time Warner (NYSE:TWX)) kicked off its fall slate with Dolphin Tale 2 which did a respectable total of near $16 million. While not the $19 million of the original it was...
TheStreet.com  Sep 18  Comment 
Updated from 12:35 p.m. EST with analysis from S&P Capital IQ.a NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Time Warnera akeeps cutting staff as CEO Jeff Bewkesatries to cut costs and streamline operations to appease shareholders eager for higher profits, and a...


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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