Wall Street Journal  Mar 21  Comment 
The Trump Administration’s antitrust case against AT&T’s merger with Time Warner reads like a relic of a bygone era, before the Internet came along and collapsed the barriers to entry in media and entertainment, Greg Ip writes.
Channel News Asia  Mar 20  Comment 
WASHINGTON: In a preview of arguments in a trial over AT&T's deal to buy Time Warner Inc , government lawyers said on Tuesday the deal will raise prices for consumers while AT&T's lawyer argued the company has no reason to withhold programming...
Channel News Asia  Mar 19  Comment 
A trial that could shape the future of U.S. media ownership kicks off in Washington this week as the Department of Justice seeks to block AT&T Inc's US$85 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc.
New York Times  Mar 17  Comment 
The talk in media circles is focused on what happens if the AT&T deal is stopped by the government and Time Warner is forced to go it alone.
New York Times  Mar 15  Comment 
The Justice Department’s case to block AT&T’s $85 billion merger with Time Warner is set for trial next week, in one of the most anticipated antitrust battles in years.
Channel News Asia  Mar 15  Comment 
The trial to determine whether AT&T Inc's purchase of Time Warner Inc is legal under U.S. antitrust law will be delayed two days because of scheduling issues, a person familiar with the situation said on Thursday.
Channel News Asia  Mar 13  Comment 
The U.S. Justice Department wants a judge to bar AT&T Inc from using a voluntary commitment it made on licensing content as part of its defense when an antitrust trial begins next week over the fate of the company's planned US$85 billion merger...
MarketWatch  Mar 12  Comment 
Analysts at UBS upgraded shares of Time Warner Inc. to buy from neutral on Monday, as media companies become more engrossed in the arms race for direct to consumer streaming platforms. "With traditional TV subscriber declines accelerating and...
CNNMoney.com  Mar 10  Comment 
AT&T indicated Friday that it no longer intends to make allegations of political bias as part of its defense against the Justice Department's lawsuit to block its purchase of Time Warner, CNN's parent company.


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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