Forbes  7 hrs ago  Comment 
Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (NASD: CHRW), where a total volume of 6,122 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume...
Benzinga  10 hrs ago  Comment 
While AT&T Inc’s (NYSE: T) acquisition of Time Warner Inc (NYSE: TWX) represents “a bold move into the media arena,” the synergies are likely to take time to play out, Barclays’ Amir Rozwadowski said in a report. He downgraded the rating...
Wall Street Journal  6 hrs ago  Comment 
Benzinga  Oct 25  Comment 
Time Warner Inc (NYSE: TWX) shares rallied 9.4 percent on Thursday and Friday of last week after AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) announced an $85 billion buyout bid for the company. Despite the $110/share bid price and the late-week rally, Time Warner’s...
Clusterstock  Oct 25  Comment 
There's been plenty of skepticism over whether or not AT&T will be able to pull off its $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner as the deal faces regulatory approval. AT&T's argument is this is a vertical integration, meaning the carrier doesn't...
New York Times  Oct 25  Comment 
The planned merger between AT&T and Time Warner would bring together a giant networking business and a giant content-making business.
New York Times  Oct 25  Comment 
The secrecy surrounding the $85.4 billion merger was viewed as essential for a deal sure to raise concerns among lawmakers and consumer advocacy groups.
New York Times  Oct 24  Comment 
Jeffrey L. Bewkes, the telecom giant’s chief executive, stuck to his guns over the years, confident that his company would get the deal it deserved.
New York Times  Oct 23  Comment 
A deal with Time Warner would create a combined debt of about $175 billion, which experts say represents one of the biggest risks in the merger.


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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