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TheStreet.com  3 hrs ago  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Cablevision Systems  closed higher by 5.73% to $19.47 on Thursday after Bloomberg reported that Comcast  would drop its proposed $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable   after the merger faced...
Clusterstock  3 hrs ago  Comment 
Time Warner Cable CEO Rob Marcus was going to get $80 million in fees as soon as the company completed its $45.2 billion sale to Comcast. The $80 million was a "termination fee." After Time Warner Cable sold, it would no longer need a CEO —...
Market Intelligence Center  Apr 22  Comment 
Time Warner Inc. (TWX) presents a trading opportunity that offers a 2.62% return in just 58 days. A covered call on Time Warner at the $82.50 level expiring on Jun. '15 offers an assigned return rate of 2.62% or 16.52% annualized. This trade...
Forbes  Apr 22  Comment 
The cable giant might be better off focusing growth on broadband instead of trying to acquire all of Time Warner's customers.
New York Times  Apr 18  Comment 
The Justice Department staff is said to be leaning toward recommending blocking the merger with Time Warner, but higher officials can overrule any recommendation.
TheStreet.com  Apr 17  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) --It's Walt Disney's LucasFilm vs. Time Warner's  DC Comics in an epic battle, and only one can win. The global popularity of Star Wars is virtually unmatched. From characters such as Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader...
Benzinga  Apr 15  Comment 
In a report published Wednesday, analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch maintained their Buy rating on Time Warner Inc (NYSE: TWX), as well as their price target of $95. The analysts expect the company to report its 1Q results with revenue...
Forbes  Apr 14  Comment 
While Time Warner is facing some pressure on revenues due to lower ratings at Turner networks, HBO is riding high with the success of its programming and boosting the company's overall top line. HBO is now focused on making its content accessible...
Yahoo  Apr 13  Comment 
Mike Santoli has a few things to watch today as you get your trading week started.




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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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