Focus on Time Warner

Statistic  by  La Rédaction INAGLOBAL  •  Published 11.10.2010  •  Updated 11.10.2010
Time Warner's logo
The American Time Warner is the world's second biggest media conglomerate, after Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation.

Key informations

Chairman/CEO
Jeffrey Bewkes, chairman
Richard Parsons, CEO
Profits, Total net income
46.4 billion $
87 000 employees
Cinema - studios
Warner Brothers (Harry Potter, Batman, Matrix…)
[Summer 2008: Time Warner is said to be negociating to buy NBC-Universal if General Electric wants to sell its major cultural industry]
Cinema - local units
- Warner Independent Pictures (closed in April 2008)
- The former studio "New Line Cinema" amalgated with Warner Bross in February 2008 [+] NoteeNew Line was a Time Warner subsidiary, but kept its own artistic independence. [co-CEO Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne]; recent movies: <1>The Lord of The Rings<1>, <1>Gus Van Sant<1> It was reintegrated to Time Warner in February 2008.XX [1]
Cinema - major studio producing deals

**new deal 2009
Warner Bros.: Beff Affleck/Matt Damon**; Alcon; Appian Way (Leonardo diCaprio); Big Kid; Callahan Films; Carousel Prods.; Cruel and Unusual; De Line; Di Novi; Robert & Susan Downey**; Zac Efron**; Gerber; Green Hat Films; Heyday; Hollywood Gang**; Johnny Depp Prod.; Langley Park**; Legendary; Lin Pictures; Malpaso (Clint Eastwood); Polymorphic; Revelations; Silver; Thunder Road; Unique Features; Village Roadshow; Any & Larry Wachowski; Weed Road; Jerry Weintraub Prods.; John Wells; Wigram Prods.
Cinema - international production arms
- Warner India
- Warner Germany (Keinohrhasen)
- Warner (Studios in Hong Kong)
[In 2009, Warner produced 40 movies abroad for local markets]  
Cinema - distribution
 
Television - major networks
Time Warner is one of the few majors (with Sony, but for other reasons) who do not have a mjor network TV.
However, the company owns:
- CNN
- CNN Español [+] NoteCNN Español channel is broadcasted in Atlanta, not in Miami. But it owns various programs directed by Mexicans, such as the famous Mexican journalist Carmen Aristegui.X [2]
- CW TV Network (co-owned by CBS Corp)
- Warner Bros Network (TV)
Television - home entertainment
- Warner Brothers Home Entertainment
- HBO – PAY TV (The Soprano, Six Feet Under, Sex and the City, Oz, The Wire, Entourage…)
- Turner Broadcasting System (HQ in Atlanta; TBS group includes CNN, Turner Television Network/TNT, la chaîne TBS, HLN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang, NBA TV, TruTV, Turner Classic Movies etc) [+] NoteTurner Network Television, ou TNT, est une chaîne câblée créée par Ted Turner. TNT comprend des versions locales en Espagne, Allemagne, Turquie, Argentine…X [3]
Television - sports
 
Television - production studios
Warner Brothers Television Production
Video - home entertainment
Warner Home Video
E-Tainment
Studio Pathfinder
International
31% of the British group, HQ in Bermuda, Central European Media (CME): it edits several television channels in Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovaquia, Slovenia and Ukrain.
Publishing
DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman) [+] NoteeFounded in 1934, DC Comics has belonged to Warner Bros. Entertainment since 1969. Comics are distributed by Random House. Examples of comics: All Star, CMX, Helix, Homage Comics, Humanoids Publishing, Milestone Media, Minx, Paradox Press, Piranha Press, Tangent, Wildstorm, Vertigo. Main rival: Marvel Comics, bought by Disney in September 2009.XX [4]
(The group sold its book branch to Lagardère in 2006)
Publishing - distribution
 
Press
Time Inc. Unit: Time Magazine, Fortune, People, In Style, Sports Illustrated
Theater
Warner Brothers Theater Ventures (Interview With a Vampire adapted in Broaway…)
Music - major labels
 
Music - subsidiary labels
 
Music - publishing company
 
Radio
 
Internet
- CompuServe
- Game Tap
[Time Warner decided to spin-off AOL in December 2009]
Telephony
 
Video games
- DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman) [+] NoteeFounded in 1934, DC Comics has belonged to Warner Bros. Entertainment since 1969. Comics are distributed by Random House. Examples of comics: All Star, CMX, Helix, Homage Comics, Humanoids Publishing, Milestone Media, Minx, Paradox Press, Piranha Press, Tangent, Wildstorm, Vertigo. Main rival: Marvel Comics, bought by Disney in September 2009.XX [5]

Video games studio:
- Studio TT Games (was English; Lego versions légos of Star Wars and Indiana Jones)
- Studio Midway (Mortal Combat)
- Studio Rocksteady (action game Batman, Arkham Asylum)
- Studio Turbine (Lord of the Rings et Dungeons & Dragons) [bought in May 2010 fof 160M $]
Consumer Products
 
Advertising
 
Others
- Warner Bros Recreations
- Sports clubs
- DC Comics (which owns Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman's characters) [+] NoteeFounded in 1934, DC Comics has belonged to Warner Bros. Entertainment since 1969. Comics are distributed by Random House. Examples of comics: All Star, CMX, Helix, Homage Comics, Humanoids Publishing, Milestone Media, Minx, Paradox Press, Piranha Press, Tangent, Wildstorm, Vertigo. Main rival: Marvel Comics, bought by Disney in September 2009.XX [6]
Deals between majors
Time Warner – Sony
Distribution deal for Sony movies and TW distribution in Asia.
 
Time Warner – Viacom
Joint Venture The Comedy Channel.
Shareholding
 
References
Edward J. Epstein, The Big Picture, op. cit., pp. 41-46

  • 1. eNew Line was a Time Warner subsidiary, but kept its own artistic independence. [co-CEO Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne]; recent movies: <1>The Lord of The Rings<1>, <1>Gus Van Sant<1> It was reintegrated to Time Warner in February 2008.X
  • 2. CNN Español channel is broadcasted in Atlanta, not in Miami. But it owns various programs directed by Mexicans, such as the famous Mexican journalist Carmen Aristegui.
  • 3. Turner Network Television, ou TNT, est une chaîne câblée créée par Ted Turner. TNT comprend des versions locales en Espagne, Allemagne, Turquie, Argentine…
  • 4. eFounded in 1934, DC Comics has belonged to Warner Bros. Entertainment since 1969. Comics are distributed by Random House. Examples of comics: All Star, CMX, Helix, Homage Comics, Humanoids Publishing, Milestone Media, Minx, Paradox Press, Piranha Press, Tangent, Wildstorm, Vertigo. Main rival: Marvel Comics, bought by Disney in September 2009.X
  • 5. eFounded in 1934, DC Comics has belonged to Warner Bros. Entertainment since 1969. Comics are distributed by Random House. Examples of comics: All Star, CMX, Helix, Homage Comics, Humanoids Publishing, Milestone Media, Minx, Paradox Press, Piranha Press, Tangent, Wildstorm, Vertigo. Main rival: Marvel Comics, bought by Disney in September 2009.X
  • 6. eFounded in 1934, DC Comics has belonged to Warner Bros. Entertainment since 1969. Comics are distributed by Random House. Examples of comics: All Star, CMX, Helix, Homage Comics, Humanoids Publishing, Milestone Media, Minx, Paradox Press, Piranha Press, Tangent, Wildstorm, Vertigo. Main rival: Marvel Comics, bought by Disney in September 2009.X
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