Clusterstock  Dec 1  Comment 
President-elect Donald Trump's transition team has assured AT&T that, contrary to Trump's campaign rhetoric, the proposed merger of AT&T- and cable company Time Warner will be treated without prejudice, according to the Financial Times. "After...
newratings.com  Nov 30  Comment 
NEW YORK CITY (dpa-AFX) - Warner Bros., one of Hollywood's biggest movie studios, joined calls for the industry to allow new films to be released sooner for home viewing. The studio is in talks with cinema owners to shorten the typical 90...
Reuters  Nov 30  Comment 
* Time Warner Inc. increases maximum principal amount and maximum purchase price for previously announced cash tender offers for debt securities
MarketWatch  Nov 29  Comment 
Time Warner Inc. said Tuesday it has commenced a public offering of senior debt, due 2027. The media company said it plans to use the proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, including the paying down debt. The notes will be...
Motley Fool  Nov 27  Comment 
Some interesting data from a recent consumer survey on a la carte TV.
Benzinga  Nov 22  Comment 
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) has filed the S-4 form related to the deal with Time Warner Inc (NYSE: TWX) with the US SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission). The filing highlights the background and financials of the deal, while not mentioning any...
Motley Fool  Nov 18  Comment 
Two of the biggest entertainment companies face off in this edition of our Better Buy series.


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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