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Motley Fool  3 hrs ago  Comment 
Whether the AT&T and Time Warner media mega-deal will get approved remains anyone's guess.
New York Times  Dec 7  Comment 
The telecom giant and media behemoth defended their proposed $85.4 billion merger in a Senate hearing.
Wall Street Journal  Dec 7  Comment 
Clusterstock  Dec 7  Comment 
Jeff Bewkes spoke  at Business Insider's annual IGNITION conference,  during which he was asked about Trump's frequent campaign threats to open up libel laws . Follow BI Video: On Twitter   Join the conversation about this story »
CNNMoney.com  Dec 7  Comment 
The top executives at Time Warner and AT&T went to Capitol Hill Wednesday to make their case for a proposed $85.4 billion merger between the companies.
Motley Fool  Dec 7  Comment 
Is "Fantastic Beasts" recapturing the "Harry Potter" magic?
CNNMoney.com  Dec 6  Comment 
The top executives at both AT&T and Time Warner appear hopeful that President-elect Donald Trump and his administration will not stand in the way of their companies' $85.4-billion merger.
Clusterstock  Dec 6  Comment 
Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes told Business Insider's Henry Blodget on Tuesday that the "real threat" to the First Amendment did not come from President-elect Donald Trump during the campaign, but rather from the Democratic Party. Bewkes' remarks...
Forbes  Dec 5  Comment 
The odds of AT&T‘s mega-merger with Time Warner going through appear to be more favorable, amid positive signals from the incoming U.S. presidential administration and increasing possibility that the deal would be able to avoid FCC oversight....
The Economic Times  Dec 5  Comment 
The AT&T- Time Warner deal signifies a growing trend of telecom giants going the whole hog for content, similar to the Reliance-Network 18 deal back home.




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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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