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Wall Street Journal  May 20  Comment 
European telecom Altice is in advanced talks to acquire U.S. cable company Suddenlink Communications. Separately, Altice is also eyeing Time Warner Cable.
CNNMoney.com  May 12  Comment 
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Financial Times  May 12  Comment 
Motley Fool  May 11  Comment 
Warner's DC Universe is darker than Disney's Avengers, but "Batman v. Superman" and "Suicide Squad" could set the stage well.
Yahoo  May 11  Comment 
The second-largest U.S. satellite TV company said average revenue per pay-TV user rose to $86.01 from $82.36. Dish, which raised prices in February, said net pay-TV subscribers fell by about 134,000 in the first quarter ended March 31. The company...
Motley Fool  May 11  Comment 
Time Warner's premium network has gone over-the-top. Analysts at UBS don't think it will make much of a difference to the cable industry.
Reuters  May 9  Comment 
-- Note: Reuters has not verified this story and does not vouch for its accuracy (Reporting by Lisa Lambert)
Reuters  May 7  Comment 
NEW YORK - A lawyer for HBO said on Thursday that a libel case brought against the Time Warner Inc subsidiary by a British sporting goods company was groundless and maybe even defamatory.
TheStreet.com  May 4  Comment 
Raw, unfiltered and politically-charged perspectives lie at the center of Vice's heart, but can the magazine-turned-millennial brand become more than a niche player if CEO Shane Smith finally gets his own television network? Based on the...




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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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