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2010-04-20 18:03:00

WASHINGTON, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) today unveiled a slate of top entertainment, technology, and cable executives to participate in General Sessions during The Cable Show 2010, NCTA's 59th Annual Convention and International Exposition on May 11-13, 2010, at the Los Angeles Convention Center and adjacent Nokia Theater. Each general session at The Cable Show has been designed to focus on different aspects of the nexus among...

2009-09-10 07:40:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to promote innovation and explore new, high quality ways to measure audiences across traditional and new media, a group of leading US television content providers, media agencies and advertisers are joining together in an historic initiative to create the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM). Signaling the critical importance within the industry for such an organization, CIMM is being announced today by the following executives...

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2009-08-27 13:45:00

Time Warner Cable Inc. announced on Thursday they have decided to take part in a trial with major media companies to offer television shows on the Web to paying subscribers. Networks participating in this trial include NBC Universal, TNT, HBO, AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, BBC America, CBS and Discovery Communications Inc. Time Warner Cable's test is going to make TV shows available on the Web to 5,000 homes of paying subscribers.  The subscribers will be able to access the shows on the...

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2009-06-25 13:50:00

A partnership between Time Warner Inc and Comcast Corp will test ways for viewers to watch more TV shows over the Web, Reuters reported. The television industry is struggling to protect its revenue while also satisfying consumers who want to watch their favorite programs on their own time. The two company's joint effort would essentially allow the viewing of any TV show at any time over any sort of device, such as a TV set, computer or cell phone. However, the users must first prove they are...

2009-05-28 13:24:40

U.S. telecommunications giant Time Warner Inc. said Thursday it would spin off AOL to provide the company with flexibility and improve its core businesses. The anticipated separation will be the best outcome for both Time Warner and AOL, Time Warner's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bewkes said in a statement. AOL Chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong called the move a great opportunity for AOL, our employees and our partners. Time Warner owns 95 percent of AOL; Google owns 5 percent. AOL,...

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2009-05-28 10:15:00

In an effort to shed one of its weakest divisions, Time Warner officially announced on Thursday it plans to spin off troubled Web unit AOL before the end of the year, a move that was widely expected to happen for some time now, AFP reported. Following a complete legal and structural separation from the US media and entertainment giant, AOL would become an independent, publicly traded company, according to a statement issued by Time Warner. Jeff Bewkes, Time Warner chairman and chief...

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2009-04-30 06:30:00

Wednesday brought reports of misfortune for US media and entertainment leader Time Warner Inc., who reported a 14 percent decrease in net profit for the quarter, and further anticipates to spin off the distressed Internet unit AOL, the Associated Free Press reported. Detailing its earnings for the first time since spinning off Time Warner Cable, Time Warner informed that first quarter net profit dropped to 661 million dollars from 771 million dollars in the same quarter of the previous...

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2009-04-07 08:08:08

Time Warner Inc has requested various bondholders to change credit terms, a step anticipated to transition the way for an offshoot of its troubled Internet unit AOL, Reuters accounted on Monday.  The media corporation said the modification in credit terms will take into account possible change in AOL ownership. AOL was one of the initial units to introduce people to the Internet.  However, cable and phone companies have flooded the markets stealing away subscribers, and Google and...

2009-03-13 09:54:02

U.S. cable television giant Time Warner has replaced two top AOL executives with one from Google, the company said. AOL's named Google Senior Vice President Tim Armstrong as its next chairman and chief executive officer. Current Chairman and CEO Randy Falco and Chief Operating Officer and President Ron Grant plan to leave the company after a transition period, Time Warner said in a statement. Time Warner Chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes said, Tim is the right executive to move AOL into the next...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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