September 18, 2006 |
Some Time Warner Cable subscribers in the Los Angeles area were deprived of watching the start of Sunday's Dodgers-Padres game. Instead of getting FSN Prime Ticket's telecast, they got FSN Northwest's coverage of the Seattle Mariners' game at Kansas City until the problem was rectified in the second inning. Complaints received by The Times came from Time Warner Cable subscribers located in the western and northern parts of Los Angeles County.
September 18, 2006 |
Telecom Italia agreed to buy Time Warner Inc.'s AOL Internet access business in Germany for 675 million euros ($854 million) in cash, the companies said Sunday. The companies expect to close the deal within six months after regulatory approvals. The move would make Telecom Italia the second-largest broadband provider in Germany, with more than 3.2 million total subscribers including nearly 2 million broadband customers, the companies said in a statement.
September 7, 2006 |
Time Warner Inc. won approval Wednesday of a settlement of an investor lawsuit that a judge said would require the company to make changes in how it governs itself. U.S. District Judge Shirley Wohl Kram gave final approval to the settlement of a 2002 suit that claims the directors of America Online and AOL Time Warner knew employees were violating accounting rules. The so-called derivative suit was filed against the company's officers and directors.
August 24, 2006 |
Ken Werner, who has been instrumental in building the soon-to-be-launched CW network, is jumping to another division within Time Warner Inc.'s sprawling empire. The company Wednesday named Werner president of Warner Bros.'s syndicated television group. He succeeds industry veteran Dick Robertson, who announced Monday that he planned to retire after 17 years at the studio. Robertson will become an advisor to the studio's TV group.
August 18, 2006 |
Time Warner Inc. said it would restate its financial results after an independent auditor found problems with the way it accounted for a number of transactions in 2000 and 2001, mainly involving online advertising. The restatement comes as part of a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission that was announced last year and required the company to pay a $300-million penalty. Time Warner will restate results going back to 2000.
August 16, 2006 |
Billionaire Carl Icahn spent almost $83 million buying Time Warner Inc. stock in the second quarter, an investment that may have already lost money. Jana Partners, which had joined his fight to break up the company, sold shares. Icahn Management and Icahn Associates bought 4.83 million shares to bring his stake to 61.9 million as of June 30, or 1.5% of the total, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Jana sold 5.6 million shares, a separate filing showed.
August 12, 2006 |
The launching this week of a video-on-demand channel by the Dodgers and Time Warner Cable has triggered a dispute between the team and Major League Baseball. In question is: Did the Dodgers have the right to establish such a channel with a cable company? According to an e-mail sent to all major league clubs Friday by Bob DuPuy, chief operating officer of Major League Baseball, they did not.
July 28, 2006 |
Time Warner Inc.'s board of directors met to hear a proposal to save its AOL online division and approved a plan to raise its cash dividend 10%, or half a penny. Chief Operating Officer Jeffrey Bewkes presented a new strategy for AOL, but a decision has not been reached, said a person familiar with the proceedings. New York-based Time Warner announced a higher cash dividend in a statement after the board meeting but made no mention of AOL.
July 22, 2006 |
Time Warner Inc. plans to file for an initial public offering of its cable television unit shortly after completing the purchase of Adelphia Communications Corp. assets. Papers would be filed "as soon as possible" after the expected close on July 31 and no later than January 2007, said Mark Harrad, a spokesman for Time Warner Cable.
July 14, 2006 |
The cable TV market in Los Angeles is poised for a radical makeover after federal regulators Thursday approved the sale of Adelphia Communications Corp. to Time Warner Inc. and Comcast Corp. Time Warner will become Southern California's largest cable TV provider under the deal, acquiring Adelphia's 1.2 million subscribers in the region along with 500,000 from Comcast in a complicated swap of assets arising from Adelphia's collapse into bankruptcy in 2002 amid an accounting scandal.