Reuters  48 min ago  Comment 
The telecom-media giant that would be formed if federal regulators approve AT&T Inc's $85.4 billion purchase of Time Warner Inc raises antitrust issues, Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine and several U.S. lawmakers said on Sunday.
Financial Times  4 hrs ago  Comment 
It is unclear what a combination between the telecoms group and Time Warner will look like
CNNMoney.com  5 hrs ago  Comment 
1. AT&T to buy Time Warner: The two companies will hold a joint call Monday with more details on the $85 billion deal announced Saturday. The merger will be the one of the biggest media tie-ups of all time if it is approved by federal regulators.
Reuters  Oct 23  Comment 
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump promised on Saturday to foil a proposed deal for AT&T to buy Time Warner if he wins the Nov. 8 election, arguing it was an example of a "power structure" rigged against both him and voters.
New York Times  Oct 23  Comment 
The deal will probably face a much sterner regulatory review than the Comcast-NBC Universal merger in 2009.
Benzinga  Oct 22  Comment 
This weekend's Barron's cover story takes a look at the likely winners arising from a new breed of super semiconductors. The prospects for a media giant, a do-it-yourself moving company and a German chemicals maker are also examined. This issue...
New York Times  Oct 22  Comment 
The potential union would probably face heavy scrutiny from government regulators.
CNNMoney.com  Oct 22  Comment 
TechCrunch  Oct 22  Comment 
Huge DDoS this morning has been affecting many websites, Hampton Creek buyback allegations are being investigated, a team of engineers in Russia was able to design a computer vision system to recognize faces in television broadcasts, AT&T may buy...
Benzinga  Oct 21  Comment 
Time Warner Inc (NYSE: TWX) shares are up another 7.9 percent on Friday following reports that AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) could be interested in a buyout. While Time Warner investors are cheering a possible deal, Bank of America analyst Jessica Cohen...


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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