INTERNATIONAL: MEDIA GIANTS (SPONSORED BY MOTHER TONGUE WRITERS)

By ALASDAIR REID, campaignlive.co.uk, Friday, 30 January 1998 12:00AM

TIME WARNER

TIME WARNER



Time Warner is the world’s largest media and entertainment group.

Revenue for 1996 was dollars 21 billion, though after servicing interest

on its dollars 17 billion debt, it turned in a net loss of dollars 448

million. Revenue for 1997 is likely to be up by about 25 per cent year

on year



TELEVISION



Around 20 cable television channels, including Cable News Network (three

US channels - general news, finance and sport - plus an international

service); TBS Superstation;



Cartoon Network (separate US, European, Asian and Latin American

services); Home Box Office; Turner Classic Movies; Turner Network

Television



CABLE AND SATELLITE



Time Warner Cable. Operates cable networks across the US. A minority

stake holder in the direct broadcast satellite system, Primestar



FILM AND TELEVISION PRODUCTION



Warner Brothers. Hollywood film studio with subsidiaries in animation,

television programming, cinema multiplex ownership, home video and

laserdisc distribution, theme parks, merchandising and retail.



Hanna Barbera Productions, Castle Rock Entertainment, Turner Pictures

Worldwide, Telepictures Production



MAGAZINE PUBLISHING



Time Inc titles include Time (which has different editions across the

whole world), Life, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, People, Entertainment

Weekly, DC Comics



MUSIC



Atlantic Records, Elektra Entertainment, Warner Bros Records



DIRECT MARKETING



Time Life. Direct to home books, music and videos



Book-of-the-Month Club, American Family Enterprises



BOOK PUBLISHING


Seven imprints, including Warner Books and Little, Brown.



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