Saturday, February 16, 2008

On the media: Part two

This is part two of six profiling the six major media companies in the U.S., today we look at TimeWarner the largest media conglomerate in the world.


TimeWarner


2006 revenues: $44.2 billion


TV Holdings

Network: the CW (a joint venture with CBS), Kids' WB, Telepictures Productions, Home Box Office, Inc. (HBO, Cinemax, HBO Sports, HBO Pay-Per-View, HBO Video, HBO Independent Productions, HBO Multiplexes, HBO on Demand, Cinemax Multiplexes, Cinemax on Demand, HBO HD, Cinemax HD, as well as HBO channels around the world), Court TV (50% Time Warner, 50% Liberty Media), TBS, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, Cartoon Network Europe, Cartoon Network Latin America, Cartoon Network Studios, Cartoon Network Asia Pacific, Cartoon Network Japan (70% share), NBC/Turner, Williams St. Studio, New Line Television, Turner Classic Movies, TCM Europe, TCM Asia Pacific, TCM Classic Hollywood in Latin America, Turner Network Television, Turner South, 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 Espa�ol, CNN en Espa�ol Radio, CNNj, CNN+, CNN Turk, CNN-IBN, 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)

Local cable news channels: Capital News 9 Albany, Albany, NY; MetroSports, Kansas City, MO; News 8 Austin, Austin, TX; News 10 Now — Syracuse, Syracuse, NY; News 14 Carolina-Charlotte, Charlotte, NC; News 14 Carolina-Raleigh, Raleigh, NC; NY1 News, New York, NY; R News, Rochester, NY; Urban Cableworks of Philadelphia (joint venture with Urban Cableworks); Texas and Kansas City Cable Partners, LP (joint venture with Comcast)

Programming: American Morning, CNN Newsroom, Live From The Situation Room, Lou Dobbs Tonight, Larry King Live, Anderson Cooper 360

On Demand Services: Video on Demand, Digital Video Recorders, High Definition Television, Local News Channels

Online Holdings

America Online: AOL, AOL.com, AOL Instant Messenger, AOL Wireless, AOL Music Now, AOL Local, CNN.com, CNNMoney.com, CNNStudentNews.com, CompuServe, ICQ, inStore, KOL, McAfee VirusScan Online (bundled with AOL services), MapQuest, Moviefone, Movietickets.com, Netscape, RED, Singingfish, Advertising.com, AOL by Phone, AOL Call Alert, AOL CityGuide, AOL PassCode, AOL Voicemail, MusicNet@AOL, Tegic Communications, Inc., Truveo, Weblogs, Wildseed, Xdrive, AOL Europe (France, Germany, the U.K. and Luxembourg), America Online Latino (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Puerto Rico), AOLnet, America Online�s Access, America Online�s Audience, AOL High Speed (a partnership with BellSouth, Time Warner Cable, Verizon, and other DSL providers to offer broadband internet access.)

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

SI.com, People.com, Pipeline, GameTap, CartoonNetwork.com, DCComics.com, Time.com, VeryFunnyAds.com, Cwtv.com, Golf.com.

Film

Production: Subsidiary The Warner Bros. Entertainment Group owns: Warner Bros. Pictures, Castle Rock, Warner Independent Pictures, a joint venture with Village Roadshow Pictures, and a joint venture with Alcon Entertainment, Warner Home Video.

Warner Bros. International Cinemas

Subsidiary New Line owns: New Line Cinema and Fine Line Features.

Picturehouse is a joint venture between HBO and New Line.

Publishing

Time, Inc. controls: Time Warner Book Group (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); Oxmoor House, Inc., Leisure Arts, Inc., Sunset Books, Books-of-the-Month Club, Inc., Southern Progress Corporation, Parenting Group, Time 4Media (publishes 17 magazines worldwide), Grupo Editorial Expansion (publishes 15 magazines in Mexico)

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, 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, Elle (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 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, 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.

Other Holdings

Marketing businesses: Synapse Group Inc. and Targeted Media, Inc.

Other: CNNRadio, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc., Monolith Productions (game developer), Warner Bros. Games, GameTap, Warner Bros. Consumer Products Inc. (licensing), HBO Properties (licensing and merchandising), Warner Bros. International Cinemas, New Line International Releasing, New Line Merchandising and Licensing, Warner Bros. Animation (including Hanna-Barbera and Looney Tunes), Warner Bros. Online (distribution), Time Warner Investments, Time Warner Telecom Inc. (aggregate interest of 44%), New Line Music, New Line Theatricals, NASCAR.com, PGA.com, MusicNow

Partnerships

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).


Source Attribution: Free Press.net, PBS

4 comments:

kayoz said...

any more questions on the 'neutrality' of the media? - nope. that says it all!
i can't even tell how much that frustrates me. and i wanted to become a journalist for quite some time...until i had several practical trainings and experience told me that this would be like throwing a seal into a pool of sharks...
no need to mention where my sociophobia results from, aye? and that my career aspirations changed: to becoming an animal keeper... laughs

Lady Di said...

My eyes started blurring up so much I have to make several trips back to read this one. And again, thank you for the time to post info like this MDC.

Mes Deux Cents said...

Kayoz,

It is just so amazing because people don't realize how much these companies control. They have so much unseen influence.

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Lady Di,

Yep my eyes got a little blurry too!
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New Black Woman said...

This is why I'm totally against media consolidation. Why is it okay to have a few companies controlling most, if not all, of the media outlets?

It's high time I find a new career...

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About Me

West Coast, United States
African American, Poet?, Vegetarian, Music lover, Agoraphobic, Social Phobic

My Favorite Poet

My Favorite Poet
Staceyann Chin

My Favorite Track Athlete

My Favorite Track Athlete
Christine Arron