Time Warner has rejected an unsolicited proposal from Twenty-First Century Fox to acquire all outstanding shares of the company. The offer was a combination of 1.531 of Twenty-First Century Fox Class A non-voting common shares and $32.42 in cash per …
Time Warner cable met their competition head-to-head today by offering an HBO starter bundle for $29.99-per-month to new customers.
It’s official. Having threatened their own customers for weeks, Time Warner has finally put CBS on blackout status in three major U.S. markets: Los Angeles, New York and Dallas. Other metropolitan areas affected include Chicago, Boston, Pittsburgh, Denver, and Detroit.
Time Warner is now simulcasting cable news channels CNN & HLN online to customers of Comcast, Dish Network, AT&T, Verizon and other providers. However, don’t be confused if you’re a Time Warner Cable subscriber and can’t get the online channels. Time Warner and Time Warner Cable are not seeing eye-to-eye on this one, and although the name would imply they are the same company Time Warner Cable was spun off to shareholders in 2009.
With Comcast and Time-Warner now moving forward with video paywalls, are the cable companies doing what Hollywood and the music industry couldn’t do? Profit from the Internet… by forcing viewers to keep their cable subscriptions? That reality is coming sooner than you think.