Time Warner Cable

Why the New Time Warner Cable Package Is Doomed

The big reason cable subscribers are leaving companies like Time Warner Cable isn’t just the cost of their current cable packages, but the low value that they get for their money. Unfortunately, the new TV Essentials package is a step in the wrong direction.

Time Warner Cable’s New Bundle: Under $40, No ESPN

Time Warner Cable is planning to introduce a lower-priced cable bundle that it hopes will help stem subscriber losses. The package, which will cost between $30 and $40, would include programming from Viacom, Time Warner, Discovery and News Corp., but it won’t include ESPN.

Is Time Warner Cable Opening the Door to a la Carte?

Time Warner Cable’s plan to reduce customer departures by offering smaller bundles of programming that includes only the channels most important to them sounds like a good idea. But more flexible packages could undermine the entire cable business by enticing viewers to choose only must-have stations.

Finally, a PSA for Geeks

Connect a Million Minds, a $100 million initiative from Time Warner Cable that tries to hook kids up with after-school activities that promote math and science, has released a public service announcement showing geeks as, well, if not the inheritors of the Earth, certainly its rulers.

Warner May Offer Extra $197 Million For EMI

EMI is entertaining offers for a take-over, with private equity showing an interest. However, Warner is still keen and willing to pay a 100…

Time Warner Needs a Wireless Acquisition

No, not me, that’s Time Warner CEO Dick Parsons saying it..he said in an FT interview that he has set his sights on establishing a strong pr…

Ted Turner to Leave Time Warner Board

: Updated:Ted Turner will not seek re-election to the board of Time Warner, ending an era. Turner still owns 32 million shares of Time Warne…

ICahn-Lazard Report: The Corporate Poetry

I have just started going through the 371-page report and will probably not have enough time to do it, but the following lines in the prefac…

CNN Pipeline To Launch Monday

CNN.com’s broadband subscription service Pipeline will launch Monday, AJC reports. As we reported earlier, Pipeline will feature four video…

Time Warner Forms Digital Audio Division

Time Warner Book Group has formed a digital audio division called “Time Warner Digital Media Division”, in an attempt to develop ideas in th…

GameTap’s $50 Million Ad Campaign

Gametap, Turner’s ambitious online gaming service, to launch today, is starting with a heavy ad campaign, to the tune of $50 million. The ga…

Time Warner Under Pressure

In Wall Street terms, Dick Parsons, the unflappable chairman and CEO of Time Warner, and his team are under increasing pressure to unlock st…

HBO’s Future in Digital Media

A good story about HBO’s future..the cable powerhouse’s traditional subscriptions growth is peaking and some critics say it is “losing its m…

How Different Can CNN Pipeline Be?

Updated: read below: I can understand CNN’s enthusiasm for its premium online TV service, but I hope they realize it has been done before. H…

Google's "Media Company" Lable Rankles

Following the fuss over Google being valued higher than Time Warner by the market-cap measure, Silicon.com offers a solidly cynical look at…

TBS Turns To Sibling AOL For Game IM

A customized version of AOL’s Instant Messenger and ICQ IM will be integrated into GameTap when Turner Broadcasting launches its new broadba…