QUOTE AND NEWS
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.
Wall Street Journal  Apr 12  Comment 
CEO Jeff Bewkes wants to sell HBO to people without television connections, but he must win over pay-TV providers who worry about cannibalization.
Forbes  Apr 10  Comment 
For the second straight year, the most popular sports team in the nation's second largest market is blacked out on television. The Los Angeles Dodgers games are not available to 70% of the market due to a dispute between Time Warner and other...
Forbes  Apr 9  Comment 
We are that much closer to getting a Gremlins remake. That's the news according to Deadline as Warner Bros. (Time Warner Inc.) has hired Carl Ellsworth (screenwriter of Sony's Goosebumps later this year) to write a screenplay for a remake...
Motley Fool  Apr 9  Comment 
Which media giant offers investors an ideal mix of dividend and earnings growth?
New York Times  Apr 5  Comment 
Many letters to the government in support of the $45 billion deal are from groups that have received charitable or political donations from Comcast.
Motley Fool  Apr 5  Comment 
That's how much it would cost, according to one analyst.
Wall Street Journal  Apr 1  Comment 
Time Warner and satellite television provider Dish Network have come to terms on a new distribution pact that includes making HBO available through Dish’s new online TV offering.
Forbes  Mar 31  Comment 
Given the ratings trend, ad spending on upfront sales for 2015-16 television season could decline by 7%, according to a research by Magna Global. The decline in ratings can be attributed to a combination of growth in alternative video platforms...




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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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