Monday, October 08, 2007


Content: TV, Radio and Filmed

Cable Systems, #2 in USA





1 radio station

Businesses sold:

Time-Warner Books (not specific to any other T-W properties)

Recorded Music

Sports teams-Atlanta Braves baseball and Hawks hockey team


Current Holdings are according to wikipedia,, and other sources


The CW Television Network

See also: The CW Television Network

On January 24, 2006, CBS Corporation and Time Warner announced that they were to create a new broadcast network, The CW Television Network. The network officially debuted on September 18, 2006. The network is the result of a merger of The WB Television Network (a Time Warner holding) and UPN (a CBS Corporation holding). CBS Corporation and Time Warner each own 50% of the network. Tribune Broadcasting (previously owned a 25% stake in The WB) and CBS Corporation contributed its stations as new network affiliates.

The CW Daytime

CW Now

Warner Bros. Animation

Hanna Barbera

Looney Tunes

Kids WB!


Warner Horizon Television

Witt/Thomas Productions

QDE Entertainment ( 50%, with Quincy Jones and David Salzman)

Telepictures Productions

UBU Productions

HBO Independent Productions

HBO Films

Cartoon Network Studios

Williams Street

Court TV Original Productions

TNT Originals

TCM Productions

TBS Productions

CNN Originals

Headline News Productions


Radio stations

KRBE-FM, Houston, Texas (50%)

Radio Services

CNN Radio

Court TV Radio

Headline News Radio

CNN en Espanol Radio

Headline News en Espanol Radio

AOL Radio




Home Box Office, Inc. (HBO, HBO Sports, HBO Pay-Per-View, HBO Video, HBO Independent Productions, HBO Multiplexes, HBO on Demand, as well as HBO channels around the world), HBO HD,

Cinemax Multiplexes, Cinemax on Demand, Cinemax HD,

Court TV (was 50% Time Warner, 50% Liberty Media, TW bought rest in 2006),


Boomerang, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim

Turner Classic Movies, TCM Europe, TCM Asia Pacific, TCM Classic Hollywood in Latin America,

Turner Network Television, TNT, TNT HD, TNT Latin America, TNT

CNN / US, CNN Airport Network, CNN International, CNN Headline News,,, CNN Headline News in Asia Pacific, CNN Headline News in Latin America, CNN en Español, CNN en Español Radio, CNNj, CNN+, CNN Turk, CNN-IBN, CNNRadio, CNNfn, CNN International, CNN Mobile, CNN Newsource, CNN Pipeline,, CNN to go,

CETV (China), n-tv (German news network; Turner owns interest),

BOING (family channel in Italy; joint venture with Mediaset)

Joint Ventures:

Accent Health

NBC / Turner


Zee / Turner

Private Networks:

Dealer Entertainment Network

The Checking Network


Time Warner Cable

Time Warner Cable Inc.: Digital Phone (Internet protocol-based voice service), RoadRunner, and RoadRunner-Business Class.


As a result of the aquisition of Adelphia Communications, Time Warner will shuffle certain cable operations with Comcast to give each a greater concentration of customers in the former Adelphia service areas.

Time Warner’s areas of enhanced concentration include: Southern California (Los Angeles), Maine, Western New York, North Carolina, Ohio (Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus), South Carolina, Texas (Dallas)

Digital Phone

Local news channels:

Metro Sports, Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas

NY1, New York, New York

Capital News 9, Albany, New York

News 10 Now, Syracuse, New York

R News , Rochester, New York

News 8 Austin, Austin, Texas

News 14 Carolina - North Carolina

Urban Cableworks of Philadelphia (joint venture with Urban Cableworks);

Texas and Kansas City Cable Partners, LP (joint venture with Comcast).



America Online: Instant Messenger, Music Now, CompuServe, ICQ, inStore, KOL, McAfee VirusScan Online (bundled with AOL services), MapQuest, Moviefone, Netscape, RED, Singingfish,, AOL CityGuide, AOL PassCode, MusicNet@AOL, Tegic Communications, Inc., Truveo, Weblogs, Wildseed, Xdrive,

AOL High Speed (a partnership with BellSouth, Time Warner Cable, Verizon, and other DSL providers to offer broadband internet access.)

-12/2005 Google paid $1 billion for a 5% stake in AOL.

AOL also bought iTunes competitor MusicNow more recently.


Websites/Broadband Services:

Adult Swim Video

Cartoon Network Video

Court TV Extra

Crime Library




Big Fat House Party

PLAY ON! Powered by ACC Select

Super Deluxe

The Smoking Gun

TNT Overtime

Toonami Jetstream

Very Funny Ads

CNN Mobile

CNN Newsource

CNN to Go

CNN Pipeline



AdTech, AG


ICQ by Mirabilis

Kid's AOL (KOL)


Third Screen Media

Winamp by Nullsoft

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Eidos (10.3%)

Monolith Productions video games

Warner Bros. Online

Warner Bros. Games




-a joint venture with Village Roadshow Pictures,

-a joint venture with Alcon Entertainment,

-Warner Home Video.
-Subsidiary New Line owns: New Line Cinema and Fine Line Features.
-Picturehouse is a joint venture between HBO and New Line.

-Warner Bros. Pictures

-Warner Independent Pictures

-Warner Bros. International Cinemas

-Castle Rock Entertainment

-Warner Bros. Studios

WB Music



Time Inc.

The Time Inc. division publishes approximately 150 titles worldwide. It is the leading magazine publisher in the U.S. and UK, and is understood to be profitable at US$5 billion in annual revenues.[10] As of January 2007, the unit is experiencing downsizing.[11]

Comics: DC Comics, E.C. Publications, Inc. (publisher of MAD magazine)

DC Comics

MAD Magazine




Time Warner Book Group was sold in 2006 (with publishing companies The Mysterious Press, Time Warner Book Group UK, Warner Faith, Warner Vision, Warner Business Books, Aspect, and Little, Brown and Company (including Little, Brown Adult Trade, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Back Bay, and Bulfinch Press);

March 31, 2006 Time Warner sold the Time Warner Book Group, including Little, Brown & Co. and Orbit to French publisher Hachette Livre, of the Lagardere group for $537 million. Hachette publishes Elle, Premiere and Car and Driver magazines


Oxmoor House, Inc., Leisure Arts, Inc., Sunset Books, Book-of-the-Month Club, Inc., Southern Progress Corporation, Parenting Group, Martha Stewart Books, Southern Living Books, Sports Illustrated Books


Time 4Media was sold in 2007 (publishes 17 magazines worldwide),

-1/2007- the Bonnier Magazine Group agreed to acquire 18 magazines that Time Inc. was divesting for around $220 million. The magazines in the package included Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, Ski, Yachting, Popular Science and TransWorld Snowboarding, as well as 11 other titles that were art of Time Inc.'s Time4Media Group. Also included were Parenting, and Baby Talk, which were part of the Parenting Group.[12]

Over 150 Magazines: 25 Beautiful Gardens, 25 Beautiful Homes, 25 Beautiful Kitchens, 4x4, Aeroplane, All You, Amateur Gardening, Amateur Photographer, Ambientes, Angler’s Mail, Audi Magazine, Baby Talk, Balance, Bird Keeper, BMX Business News, Bride to Be, Business 2.0, Cage & Aviary Birds, Caravan, Center Street, Chat, Chilango, Classic Boat, Coastal Living, Cooking Light, Cottage Living, Country Homes & Interiors, Country Life, Cycle Sport, Cycling Weekly, Decanter, Ele (joint venture), English Woman’s Weekly, Entertainment Weekly, Essence (joint venture), Essentials, EXP, Expansion, European Boat Builder, Eventing, Family Circle (U.K.), Field & Stream, Fortune, Fortune Asia, Fortune Europe, FSB: Fortune Small Business, Golf Magazine, Golf Monthly, Guitar, Hair, Health, Hi-Fi News, Homes & Gardens, Horse, Horse & Hound, Ideal Home, In Style, In Style Australia, In Style U.K., International Boat Industry, IPC, Land Rover World, Leisure Arts, Life, Life and Style, Livingetc, Loaded, Manufactura, Marie Claire (joint venture), MBR-Mountain Bike Rider, MiniWorld, Mizz, Model Collector, Money, Motor Boat & Yachting, Motor Boats Monthly, Motor Caravan, NME, Now, Nuts, Obras, Outdoor Life, Oxmoor House, Parenting, Park Home & Holiday Caravan, People, People en Espanol, Pick Me Up, Popular Science, Practical Boat Owner, Practical Parenting, Prediction, Progressive Farmer, Quad Off-Road Magazine, Quien, Quo (joint venture), Racecar Engineering, Real Simple, Ride BMX, Rugby World, Salt Water Sportsman, Ships Monthly, Shoot Monthly, Shooting Times, Ski, Skiing, Soaplife, Southern Accents, Southern Living, Sporting Gun, Sports Illustrated, Sports Illustrated for Kids, Stamp Magazine, Sunset, Superbike, Synapse, Teen People, The Field, The Golf, The Railway Magazine, The Shooting Gazette, This Old House, This Old House Ventures, Time, Time Asia, Time Atlantic, Time Canada, Time for Kids, Time Pacific, TrandWorld Business, TransWorld Motocross, TransWorld Skateboarding, TransWorld Snowboarding, TransWorld Surf, TV & Satellite Week, TV Easy, TVTimes, Uncut, VolksWorld, Vuelo, Wallpaper, Wallpaper Navigator Webuser, Wedding, What Camera, What Digital Camera, What’s on TV, Who, Woman, Woman & Golf, Woman & Home, Woman’s Own, Woman’s Weekly, World Soccer, Yachting, Yachts, Yachting Monthly, and Yachting World.

Joint Ventures: Avantages S.A., BOOKSPAN, Elle, European Magazines Limited Marie Claire (U.K.), and Quo

Grupo Editorial Expansion (publishes 15 magazines in Mexico)


Better Digital Photography

Chat Passion Series

Farm Holiday Guides

First Moments

For the Love of Cross Stitch

For the Love of Quilting


In Style Germany

Look Magazine UK

Media Networks, Inc.

Mizz Specials

Now Style Series

Skiing Trade News

Targeted Media, Inc.

The Guitar Magazine

Time Distribution Services

Time Europe

Time Inc. Custom Publishing

Time Inc. Home Entertainment

Time Latin America

Time South Pacific

Wallpaper Navigator

Warner Publishing Services


Wedding & Home

Woman's Feelgood Series

Woman's Own Lifestyle Series

Woman's Weekly Fiction Series

Woman's Weekly Fiction Special

Woman's Weekly Home Series

Uncut Presents Series

Marketing businesses: Synapse Group Inc., Southern Progress Corporation (publisher of Southern Living At Home magazine), and Targeted Media, Inc.


Other: Time Warner Telecom Inc. (aggregate interest of 44%)



Since the AOL merger, a number of transactions have taken place:

The professional wrestling company WCW was sold to competitor WWE for $7 million.

AOL/Netscape's longrunning litigation against Microsoft was settled out of court.

Time Warner announced that it was shutting down its CNNfn financial information channel and disposing of its share in Google (2004).

Time-Life and Time-Life Records sold 1/2004

Warner Music Group sold 3/2004

Comedy Central ½ stake sold 4/2003

Time Warner Book Group sold 3/2006

Lorimar Productions folded into Warner in 1993

Lorimar-Telepictures (splits into Lorimar and Telepictures)

Turner South channel (2/2006 sold to Fox),

50% of Warner Amex Satellite Entertainment co., or 40.5% of Showtime-the Movie Channel, and/or 33% of MTV, VH-1 and Nickelodeon--Sold to Viacom in 1987

Panavision cameras—owned by Warner between 1960 and early 1980s

Atari video games owned by Warner 1976-1984

Warner Owns 42.5% of United Television, which owns 6 TV stations

Warner’s bought 37% of Hasbro in 1983

Warners owned Malibu Grand Prix mini car race tracks which it bought for $4 million in late 1970’s, now owned by Palace Entertainment, bought in 2002

- Popular Library bought from CBS in 1982, imprint disappeared in early 1980s

Sports Teams:

Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball. Was sold to Liberty Media in the fall of 2006, in a deal that returned vast amounts of Liberty-owned Time Warner stock back into the company's folds.

-Atlanta Braves baseball team—100%; Atlanta Braves: in 2/2007 purchased from Time Warner in a complex deal, in which $1 billion cash, a group of craft magazines & the Braves (valued at approximately $450 million) were exchanged for 60 million Time Warner stock shares.

Atlanta Hawks are sold mid-2003


Lorimar Telepictures (BOUGHT BY Warner’s in 1989) once owned


KSPR-SpringfieldSpringfield - Branson KSPR 33 (UHF) ABC network affiliate owned by Perkins Media and operated by Schurz Communications

KMID-Midland/Odessa Texas Midland - Odessa KMID 2 (VHF) ABC network affiliate owned and
operated by Nexstar Broadcasting Group

KCPM-Chico/Redding Chico - Redding KNVN 24 (UHF) NBC network affiliate owned by Evans Broadcasting and operated by Catamount Broadcasting

2 stations in Puerto Rico San Juan - Caguas -Ponce - Mayagüez WLII /WSUR-TV 11 (VHF) /
9 (VHF) Malrite Communications (1991) Univision Owned & Operated (O&O)
(Simulcasts on locally-owned WORA-TV 5 in Mayagüez)

WPGH-Pittsburgh bought 1986 for $35 million

Pittsburgh WPGH-TV 53 (UHF) Renaissance Broadcasting (1987) Fox network affiliate owned and operated by Sinclair Broadcast Group

WTTV-Indianapolis bought 1986 for $85 million. Now owned by Tribune Co.

Rankin/Bass Productions, made Christmas shows-owned/distributed by Telepictures between 1974 and 1988

75% stake in US Magazine (25% Jan Wenner) uncertain what happened but magazine is now 100% owned by Wenner

Karl Video distribution- bought by Lorimar in 1984

Bozell & Jacobs, Kenyon, Eckhardt ad firm

Lorimar acquired Bozell, Jacobs in 1986 for $41 million and Kenyon & Eckhardt in 1983 for $20 million. Management of Bozell bought the firms back in 9/1987 for $143 million

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