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Time Warner Inc.
One Time Warner Center
New York, NY 10019
Voice (212) 484-8000
http://www.timewarner.com/
On Feb 13, 2014, Comcast announced plans to purchase Time Warner for $45 billion, pending FCC approval.
1898
Henry Luce, son of an American missionary, is born in China
1918
The four Warner Brothers, Jack, Albert, Harry and Samuel, open their first West Coast studio
1921
Luce and Yale classmate Briton Hadden begin working together as reporters for The Baltimore News
1923
The four brother's film distribution and production business is incorporated and called Warner Brothers Pictures Inc.
1923
Luce and Hadden use the $86,000 they raised to release Time magazine. Hadden becomes editor while Luce serves as business manager
1927
Warner Brothers film production releases the first "talkie" Al Jolson's The Jazz Singer
1928
First Time Man-of-the-Year features Charles Lindbergh
1929
Hadden dies of a streptococcus infection. Luce takes over as Time editor
1930
Fortune magazine is launched by Luce as part of Time Inc.
1931
March of Time radio program first airs
1934
Luce launches Architectural Forum
1935
March of Time newsreel first runs its first newsreel
1936
Life magazine is launched
1937
Detective Comics (DC) is created
1938
Ted Turner born in Cincinnati, OH
1940
Bugs Bunny appears for the first time in a Warner Brothers' short A Wild Hare
1942
arch of Time became straight news program
1944
Leon Schlesinger sells his cartoon studio (Looney Tunes) to Warner
1947
Jack Warner testifies before House Committee on Un-American Activities
1948
Warner Brothers sells film library to MGM. The Supreme Court's anti-trust Paramount Decree forces movie studios to divest themselves from owning theaters
1950
Elektra Records is founded by a college student, Jac Holzman
1952
House and Home magazine launched. Time makes first investment in television industry by purchasing KOB-TV Albuquerque, NM
1954
Sports Illustrated is launched
1958
Warner Bros. Records is founded. Label is later called WEA (Warner/Elektra/Atlantic)
1960
Brown University expels Ted Turner
1961
Time-Life Inc. is formed to be Time Inc.'s book division
1963
Ted Turner's father Ed commits suicide because of financial difficulties. Ted takes over family's billboard business
1963
Animation division at Warner closed. Frank Sinatra sells his Reprise record label to Warner Brothers
1967
Henry Luce dies in Phoenix, Arizona
1967
Seven Arts Ltd. buys Warner Brothers for $84 million. Company becomes known as Warner-Seven Arts. Warner Seven-Arts purchases Atlantic Records
1967
New Line Cinema formed
1967
Kinney National Company, a funeral parlor conglomerate purchases D.C. Comics and All-American Comics. Kinney also buys Ashley Famous talent agency
1968
Time-Life Inc. acquires Little, Brown and Company
1969
Kinney National Company acquires Warner-Seven Arts and in 1972 renames the company Warner Communications Inc.
1970
Holzman sells his Elektra Records to Warner Communications
1970
Turner purchases Atlanta UHF television station, WJRJ, renaming it WTCG (Turner Communications Group)]
1972
Time Inc. buys Home Box Office (HBO) from Charles Dolan. HBO transmits first programming to 365 subscribers in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Money magazine launched
1974
People magazine launched
1976
Ted Turner purchases Major League Baseball's Atlanta Braves. Turner Broadcasting's WTCG becomes cable television's first Superstation as it is beamed via satellite to cable homes across the country
1976
Video game pioneer Nolan Bushnell sells Atari to Warner Communications for $28 million.
1977
Turner Communications Group purchases the National Basketball Association's Atlanta Hawks. Turner wins yachting's America's Cup
1978
Warner Communications acquires cable operator American Television & Communications (ATC)
1979
Turner Communications Group becomes Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. WTCG is renamed WTBS
1980
The first 24-hour, all-news network, CNN, is launched with 1.7 million subscribers
1982
Turner Broadcasting launches CNN Headline News and thwarts a takeover attempt by Westinghouse
1984
Warner Communications sells most of its stake in Atari off to Jack Tramiel, deposed president of Commodore Computers.
1986
Time acquires Scott Foresman & Company book publishing unit
1986
Turner Broadcasting buys MGM library of movies and television shows
1987
Warner acquires Chappell Music
1988
TNT cable network launched
1989
Time Warner Inc. is formed after Time merges with Warner Communications
1989
Publishing houses Scott Foresman and Little, Brown sold off to Harper Row
1990
Entertainment Weekly is launched
1991
The Internet bulletin-board system Quantum Computer Services changes name to America Online. Steve Case is one of the company's founders
1991
The Tribune Company receives a 9% stake in AOL after making a $5 million investment in the company
1992
Gerald Levin takes control of Time Warner after death of Steven J. Ross. New York 1 News launched
1992
America Online becomes a publicly traded company
1992
Turner Broadcasting launches Cartoon Network
1993
Turner Broadcasting System merges with Castle Rock and New Line
1994
AOL reaches 1 million subscribers
1994
Turner Classic Movies is launched
1994
Warner/Chappell Music becomes the world's largest music publisher after it acquires CPP/Belwin
1994
In Style magazine is launched
1994
Edgar Bronfman Jr.'s Seagram company acquires a 14.5% stake in Time Warner
1995
AOL launches services in Europe. AOL purchases WebCrawler
1995
Time Warner acquires Houston Industries
1995
WB network broadcast network is launched
1996
Telecommunications Act of 1996. Time Warner acquires Turner Broadcasting System
1997
Time Warner sells American Lawyer magazine to investment bankers Wasserstein Perella
1997
AOL acquires CompuServe and ICQ
1998
AOL acquires Netscape
1999
AOL acquires Spinner, Winamp, SHOUTcast and DMS
1999
Turner acquires a National Hockey League expansion franchise. The Atlanta Thrashers begin play in 1999
2000
AOL acquires MapQuest
2000
Time Warner makes deal with Tribune Company for Times Mirror magazines that include Golf, Ski, Skiing, Field & Stream, and Yachting
2000
AOL and Time Warner announce their $183 billion merger. The largest corporate merger in history is finalized in January of 2001. The world's largest media and entertainment company changes name to AOL Time Warner
2001
AOL Time Warner acquires the United Kingdom's top magazine publisher, IPC Media, from Cinven for $1.67 billion.
2002
AOL Time Warner buys out AT&T's stake in Time Warner Entertainment. AOL-Time Warner then created its own cable operation while AT&T merged with Comcast.
2003
Steve Case steps down as AOL Time Warner chairman. Dick Parsons replaces Case. AOL Time Warner reports $54.24 billion quarterly loss. Company changes name back to Time Warner
2004
Time Warner sells the Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Thrashers, and Philips Arena to a local investment group
2004
The Time Warner Center opens
2004
Time Warner finalizes deal to sell the WEA CD and DVD manufacturing division to Cinram International. The company agrees to sell Warner Music Group (including its record labels Warner Brothers, Atlantic, Elektra and music publishing division Warner Chappell) to private investor group led by Edgar Bronfman, Jr.
2005
Ex-executive chairman Steve Case resigns from Time Warner board
2005
Time Warner donated the maximum contribution of $250,000 to George W. Bush's second presidential inauguration
2006
Global publishing company Hachette Book Group USA (HBG) acquired the Time Warner Book Group from Time Warner
2007
New CEO Jeffrey Bewkes considers such cost-trimming measures as selling AOL and Time Inc
2008
Michael Lynne and Bob Shaye, o-chairmen and CEOs of New Line Cinema, resign from their positions, protesting Bewkes' alleged plans to dissolve the movie studio into Warner Bros. and thus cut costs
Home Box Office (HBO), Inc.
@ Max
5 Star Max
Action Max
Cinemax
Cinemax Brasil (Latin America)
Cinemax On Demand
HBO
HBO 2 (Latin America)
HBO Asia/South Asia
HBO Brasil (Latin America)
HBO Bulgaria
HBO Canada
HBO Caribe (Latin America)
HBO Croatia
HBO Comedy
HBO Family (Latin America)
HBO Domestic and International Program Distribution
HBO Europe
HBO Family
HBO Go
HBO HD (Brazil)
HBO Home Entertainment
HBO Hungary
HBO Latin America
HBO Latino
HBO Macedonia
HBO Ole (Latin America)
HBO On Demand
HBO Plus (Latin America)
HBO Plus Brazil (Latin America)
HBO Poland
HBO Romania
HBO Serbia
HBO Signature
HBO United Kingdom
HBO Zone
MAX
MAX Go
Max Prime (Latin America)
More Max
Outer Max
Thriller Max
W Max
Turner Broadcasting System
Adult Swim
Amo El Cine
Boomerang
Cartoonito
Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network Asia Pacific
Cartoon Network Asia
Cartoon Network Australia
Cartoon Network India
Cartoon Network Japan
Cartoon Network Korea, South
Cartoon Network New Zealand
Cartoon Network Philippines
Cartoon Network Southeast Asia
Cartoon Network Taiwan
Cartoon Network Thailand
Cartoon Network Vietnam
Cartoon Network Europe, The Middle East, and Africa
Cartoon Network United Kingdom
Cartoon Network France
Cartoon Network Spain
Cartoon Network Italy
Cartoon Network Poland
Cartoon Network Netherlands
Cartoon Network Sweden
Cartoon Network Denmark
Cartoon Network Romania
Cartoon Network Hungary
Cartoon Network Germany
Cartoon Network Africa
Cartoon Network Pan Europe
Cartoon Network Turkey
Cartoon Network Scandinavia
Cartoon Network Russia
Cartoon Network Bulgaria
Cartoon Network Arabic
Cartoon Network Japan
Cartoon Network Latin America
Cartoon Network Argentina
Cartoon Network Bogata
Cartoon Network Brazil
Cartoon Network Chile
Cartoon Network Mexico
Cartoon Network Venezuela
Cartoon Network Too
CNN/U.S.
CNN.com
CNN Airport Network
CNN en Español
CNN International
CNN Mobile
CNN Newsource
CNNRadio
Glitz*
HTV
Infinito
Japan Image Communications Co., Ltd. (JIC)
Tabi Channel
Mondo TV Channel
HLN
HLN in Asia Pacific
HLN in Latin America
I-SAT
Much Music
NASCAR.com
Peachtree TV
PGA.com
Pogo
TBS
TCM Asia
TCM Australia/ New Zealand
TCM Canada
TCM France
TCM Latin America
TCM Spain
TCM UK
TheSmokingGun.com
TNT HD
TNT Latin America
Tooncast
Toonami
truTV
Turner Classic Movies
Turner Network Television
Turner Sports
Joint Ventures
BOING
Cartoon Network Korea
CNN.co.jp (Japanese)
CNN.de (German)
CNN-IBN
CNNj
CNNMexico.com
CNNMoney.com
CNN Chile
CNN Türk
Lumière Movies
Q-TV
WB
Warner Channel
Warner Bros. Entertainment
DC Entertainment
DC Comics
DC Universe
DCUniverseOnline.com
MAD Magazine
Vertigo
Flixster
New Line Cinema
Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. International Cinemas
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group
Warner Bros. Advanced Digital Services
Warner Bros. Anti-Piracy Operations
Warner Bros. Digital Distribution
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Technical Operations
Warner Home Video
Warner Bros. Pictures Group
Warner Bros. Pictures
Warner Bros. Pictures International
Warner Bros. Studio Facilities
Warner Bros. Television Group
Warner Bros. Animation
The CW Television Network
Studio 2.0
Telepictures Productions
Warner Bros. Television
Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution
Warner Bros. International Branded Services
Warner Bros. International Television Distribution
Warner Bros. International Television Production
Warner Horizon Television
Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures
Time Inc.
All You
Coastal Living
Cooking Light
Entertainment Weekly
Essence
Fortune
Golf Magazine
Health
InStyle
Money
People
People Country
People en Español
People StyleWatch
Real Simple
Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated Kids
Southern Living
Sunset
This Old House
Time For Kids
Time Asia
Time Europe, Middle East and Africa
Time U.S.
Time Inc. Digital Only
CelebrityBabyBlog.com
CNNMoney.com
FanNation.com
LIFE.com
MyHomeideas.com
MyRecipes.com
Grupo Editorial Expansión
Balance
Chilango
Clase Premier
CNNExpansión.com
CNN México
Cronosº
Dinero Inteligente
ELLE
Endless Vacation
Escala
Expansión
Gran Plan
IDC Asesor Jurídico y Fiscal
IDC Online
InStyle
Life and Style
Loop
Manufactura
Medio Tiempo
Metros Cubicos
Obras
Quién
Quo
Revolution
Travel & Leisure, Mexico
Vuelo
IPC Media
25 Beautiful Homes
Amateur Gardening
Amateur Photographer
Angler's Mail
Beautiful Kitchens
Chat
Chat-It's Fate
Country Homes & Interiors
Country Life
Cycle Sport
Cycling Active
Cycling Weekly
Decanter
Essentials
Eventing
Feel Good Games
Golf Monthly
Homes & Gardens
Horse
Horse & Hound
IBI
Ideal Home
InStyle (U.K.)
Livingetc
Look
Marie Claire
Motor Boat & Yachting
Motor Boats Monthly
MBR -- Mountain Bike Rider
NME
Now
Nuts
Pick Me Up
Practical Boat Owner
Rugby World
Shooting Gazette
Shooting Times & Country Magazine
Shootinguk
Soaplife
Sporting Gun
Superyacht Business
Superyacht World
Teen Now
The Field
TV & Satellite Week
TV Easy
TVTimes
Uncut
VolksWorld
VW Camper & Bus
Wallpaper*
What Digital Camera
What's on TV
Woman
Woman Special Series
Woman&Home
Woman&Home Feel Good Food
Woman&Home Feel Good You
Woman's Own
Woman's Own Lifestyle Series
Woman's Weekly
Woman's Weekly Fiction
Woman's Weekly Home Series
Woman's Weekly Living Series
World Soccer
Yachting Monthly
Yachting World
IPC Digital Only
goodtoknow.co.uk
goodtoknow recipes
housetohome.co.uk
TrustedReviews.com
mousebreaker.com
YBW.com
Time Warner Investments Group
Adaptly
Adify
Admeld
Arroyo
Bigband Networks
Bluefin Labs
BroadLogic
Conviva
CrowdStar
Dynamic Signal
Double Fusion
Everyday Health
Exent
Gaia Online
GetGlue
GoldPocket
Glu Mobile
Kosmix
Maker Studios
MediaVast
Meebo
N2 Broadband
Nuvo TV
PlanetOut Inc.
PlaySpan
ScanScout
Simulmedia
SkyStream Networks
Tremor Video
Trion Worlds
Tumri
Turbine
Vindigo
Visible World
Time Warner Global Media Group
last updated 3/19/2014

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