Benzinga  May 28  Comment 
Pacifc Crest's Andrew Hargreaves was a guest on "Bloomberg GO" Friday to offer his expert opinion on the Financial Time's report that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Time Warner Inc (NYSE: TWX) discussed a potential merger. Related Link: Albert...
guardian.co.uk  May 27  Comment 
Apple wants to diversify beyond its signature product, and has considered buying the owner of HBO and Warner Bros movie studio – but that’s not all, folks When you’re the biggest company in the world, with a lead product that is arguably...
Benzinga  May 27  Comment 
Jim Cramer said during his daily "Stop Trading" segment that he will be following closely the trading action in Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA) and Time Warner Inc (NYSE: TWX). Why Ulta Salon? Ulta Salon reported a...
Benzinga  May 27  Comment 
The following are the M&A deals, rumors and chatter circulating on Wall Street for Thursday May 26, 2016: Apple's Eddy Cue Said to have Pushed for Acquisition Of Time Warner The Rumor: Shares of Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) spiked higher in the...
Benzinga  May 26  Comment 
Albert Fried & Company’s Rich Tullo reiterated Time Warner Inc (NASDAQ: TWX) at Overweight with a $90.00 price target. The reiteration came after Financial Times reported Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Time Warner held preliminary talks “that...
Benzinga  May 26  Comment 
The Financial Times reported Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) was interested in making a bid for Time Warner Inc (NYSE: TWX) in late 2015. The report indicates that Apple senior vice president Eddie Cue raised the possibility of a buyout during a meeting...
Motley Fool  May 25  Comment 
HBO’s longtime chief steps down as the network faces some tough challenges.
Forbes  May 24  Comment 
Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/26/16, Scripps Networks Interactive Inc (NASD: SNI), Time Warner Inc (NYSE: TWX), and Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming...
MarketWatch  May 23  Comment 
The Tribune Media Co. said on Monday it has reached a new long-term affiliation deal with the CW Network, which is jointly owned by Time Warner Inc. and CBS Corp. . The deal will extend affiliate agreements for 12 of Tribune's affiliated CW TV...
Motley Fool  May 19  Comment 
Is the hit show turning Time Warner’s HBO into a top-heavy business?


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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