Time Warner Inc. at a Glance


  • Reputation as one of the top media and entertainment companies
  • Employee benefits, employee diversity resource groups, green initiatives and volunteer programs are strong


  • Some subsidiaries have a reputation for poor customer service, such as Time Warner Cable
  • Economic trends and changes in the media industry have affected the company, including layoffs at many companies

The Bottom Line

  • Time Warner is an industry leader in media and entertainment with a diverse array of companies, including cable networks, television, movies and print publications.

About Time Warner Inc.

Even among media titans, this company is a giant. Time Warner is one of the world's largest media conglomerate behind Walt Disney and News Corporation, with operations spanning television and film. Through subsidiary Turner Broadcasting, the company runs a portfolio of popular cable TV networks including CNN, TBS, and TNT. Time Warner also operates pay-TV channels HBO and Cinemax. Its Warner Bros. Entertainment, meanwhile, includes films studios (Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema), TV production units (Warner Bros. Television Group), and comic book publisher DC Entertainment. In 2014 the company spun off its print publishing operations.

Geographic Reach

Time Warner's content and brands have a truly global reach. However, in fiscal 2014 more than 70% of the company's revenue came from the US and Canada.

Sales and Marketing

While the company's various media holdings earn millions through advertising sales, Time Warner itself spent $2.4 billion on advertising in fiscal 2014.

Financial Performance

Time Warner's revenue dropped to $27 billion in fiscal 2014, a decrease of more than $2 billion compared to fiscal 2013. The dip was largely because of the divestiture of the company's publishing business. However, even with the decreased revenue, Time Warner claimed a net income of $3.83 billion for fiscal 2014. That was an increase of about $136 million compared to the previous fiscal period.


Time Warner is greater than the sum total of its parts. Like other media conglomerates, the company focuses on maximizing the profit potential of its original content by distributing that material through multiple channels. For example, a film produced by Warner Bros. can be shown in theaters, aired for subscribers on HBO, and then aired again on one of its advertising-supported cable outlets. The company also uses its vast array of media outlets to cross-promote its movies, TV shows, and magazines.

The company's Networks segment has adopted a successful programming strategy: TBS has positioned itself as a popular outlet for sitcoms and other comedy programming and TNT has focused largely on airing dramatic movies and TV shows.

Time Warner spun off its Publishing unit ( Time Inc.) that had been struggling with the challenging environment of declining print readership.

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Time Warner Inc.

1 Time Warner Ctr
New York, NY 10019-6010
Phone: 1 (212) 484-8000
Fax: 1 (212) 484-7189


  • Employer Type: Public
  • Stock Symbol: TWX
  • Stock Exchange: NYSE
  • Chairman and CEO: Jeffrey L. Bewkes
  • Chairman and CEO: Jeffrey L. Bewkes
  • CIO: Mitchell Klaif

Major Office Locations

  • New York, NY

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