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ANALYST: TIME WARNER WILL WIN BATTLE WITH CBS

July 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The CBS eye will go blind over Time Warner cable systems today (Monday) barring a last-minute breakthrough in negotiations between the television network and the cable system. While broadcasters have traditionally had the upper hand in dealing with cable providers over retransmission consent agreements, BTIG analyst Richard Greenfield said in a note to clients on […]

TIME WARNER CABLE CHANNELS BUOY CONGLOMERATE

February 7, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Time Warner may be the only media conglomerate among the top five — the others are Comcast (NBC), News Corp (Fox), Disney (ABC) and National Amusements (CBS) — without a broadcast network of its own (its Warner Bros. unit is partnered with CBS in the CW network), but its vast system of cable networks propelled […]

TIME WARNER CABLE MAY CARRY AL-JAZEERA AFTER ALL

January 4, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Confronting a barrage of criticism over its decision to pull the plug on the Current TV channel after it was acquired by Al-Jazeera, the Qatar-based cable news service, Time Warner Cable said Thursday that it is “keeping an open mind” about carrying the channel in the future. Executives of the cable company told the New […]

TIME WARNER & TIME WARNER CABLE CHIEFS CLASH OVER BUNDLING

December 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The heads of Time Warner and Time Warner Cable are at odds over the practice of “bundling” cable TV networks — forcing carriers to accept low-rated (or no-rated) channels in order to receive popular ones. On Monday, Time Warner Cable chief Glenn Britt said that TWC plans to drop channels “that hardly anyone watches.” However, […]

TIME WARNER REVENUE: WAITING FOR BATMAN

August 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Without a Harry Potter or a Hangover sequel in theaters in the second quarter, Time Warner saw its net income plummet by a third to $430 million versus $638 million during the same quarter a year ago. Revenue was down 4.1 percent to $6.74 billion. Wall Street had anticipated the decline — and was no […]

IS ONLINE VIDEO CANNIBALIZING CABLE TV?

June 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Online video sites like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and iTunes that offer older TV episodes — including whole seasons of some series — are likely hurting cable TV channels that also offer some of the same shows, according to Anthony DiClemente, media analyst at Barclays Capital. MediaPost‘s MediaDailyNews.com quoted a note to clients from DiClemente in […]

LOOKING FOR AN HBO GO PASSWORD?

June 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Some fans of HBO series like Girls, Game of Thrones, and Boardwalk Empire have been watching those shows on mobile devices via the HBO Go app by obtaining the password from relatives, co-workers, and Facebook and Twitter friends, the New York Times observed today (Friday). They are taking advantage of HBO’s account-sharing feature that allows […]

CBS’S MOONVES TREADS CAREFULLY IN DIGITAL BIZ

March 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The emergence of digital businesses such as Hulu, Netflix and Amazon has opened new revenue streams for CBS, but each one must be separately appraised, CBS chief Les Moonves told a media conference at UCLA on Saturday. Moonves said that recent deals with Netflix and Hulu for content on The CW, which CBS owns with […]

HARRY POTTER AND THE CONQUEST OF TIME WARNER

February 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Harry Potter again worked his magic at Time Warner in the fourth quarter — no doubt for the last time. With Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2, the final installment of the franchise, dominating the box office in the last months of 2011, the media giant saw its net profit climb to […]

JUDGE GIVES DODGERS OK TO SELL TV RIGHTS

December 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A Delaware bankruptcy judge has given the Dodgers the green light to package their television rights along with the team itself in a quick sale — a decision that has angered Fox Sports, whose rights to air Dodgers’ games on its Prime Ticket channel ends after next season. Fox, which said it will appeal the […]

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