Benzinga  May 24  Comment 
Joss Whedon, the man who wrote and directed the blockbuster “The Avengers,” a movie that united Thor, Iron Man and Captain America and inspired the rest of Hollywood to create a shared universe of overlapping movie properties, is poised to do...
Wall Street Journal  May 23  Comment 
The CEO of AT&T, which hopes to acquire Time Warner, outlined a plan for TV that includes mobile-friendly programming and targeted advertising.
Motley Fool  May 15  Comment 
The publisher dashed investors' hopes that it would be acquired.
Benzinga  May 10  Comment 
In a note released Tuesday, Tigress Financial Partners said the acquisition of Time Warner Inc (NYSE: TWX) could be a game changer for AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T). Analyst Ivan Feinseth believes the proposed acquisition of Time Warner, which has...
Benzinga  May 9  Comment 
Jim Cramer said on CNBC's Mad Money that Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is inexpensive on earnings and it could do really well under the new tax plan. It has a fabulous, profitable growth and a magnificent cash flow, added Cramer. His...
Motley Fool  May 5  Comment 
The two companies have been competitors and partners.
Motley Fool  May 3  Comment 
The media giant endured falling advertising revenue in the U.S broadcast business, offset by improvements in other segments.


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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