Time Warner – An Earnest Entertainer

Time Warner Inc. (TWX), the sole vertically integrated media conglomerate, has been in the prime news recently. Firstly, for the dispute over the Weinsteins claim for share in the proceeds from the new “Hobbit” films, and secondly, for the huge success of “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” worldwide.

The company has been making constant efforts to widen its presence in the market and enhancing consumers’ experience in media and entertainment.

The company has three prime business segments:

  • Networks (Turner Broadcasting & HBO): The segment mainly consists of cable television networks that provide programming.
  • Film and TV Entertainment (Warner Bros.): Initially referred to as Film Entertainment, the division covers the production and distribution of feature film, television and home video.
  • Publishing (Time Inc.): This segment largely deals with magazine publishing.

Segment-wise Revenue breakup for the FY 2012 is indicated in the following chart: Continue Reading..

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