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Time Warner Closes Buy of Insight Communications from the Carlyle Group

Time Warner has closed its $3 billion buy of Insight Communications Co. The seller was the Carlyle Group. The deal was announced last August. Insight is the 10th largest cable operator in the United States, serving around 750,000 customers in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, Reuters has reported. PRESS RELEASE Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE:TWC) […]

TPG Capital, News Corp., Time Warner Bid on Calik

TPG Capital, News Corp. and Time Warner have all put in bids for the media assets of Turkey’s Calik Holding, Reuters reported Monday. The bids were reportedly all around $1 billion, Reuters wrote.

VC-Backed Game Maker Trion Worlds Ponders IPO

(Reuters) – Little-known online games company Trion Worlds, after raising more than $100 million in venture capital since 2006, is looking at becoming the newest debutante at the digital media IPO ball. Not unlike larger and better-known games company Zynga, which filed for an IPO of up to $1 billion in July, Trion is considering […]

Question of the Week: Does Facebook/Time Warner Deal Threaten Netflix, Cable Companies?

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Earlier this week, Time Warner agreed to test a new video rental service on Facebook. Users can now rent the “The Dark Knight” for 30 Facebook credits or $3, watching the Batman movie instantly on their PCs.

Some say this deal — if it works — could sound the death knell for Netflix, which saw its share price drop from $207.40 to $195.45 on the day of the announcement (March 8). Others, like this analyst, say the move doesn’t represent an immediate threat to Netflix.

Time Warner Ups Stake in European Broadcaster

Time Warner has paid $60.3 million to increase its ownership in Central European Media Enterprises, Reuters reported. Time Warner now holds 31% of the broadcaster, up 5.5% from its previous stake. It bought the shares from from privately held Testora, part of Czech private equity group PPF Investments.

Time Warner Bids for MGM

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Time Warner Inc (TWX.N) joined Lions Gate Entertainment (LGF.N) and Access Industries in bidding for MGM, a source said, adding that the three bids range from $1.2 billion to $1.5 billion. The deadline for a second round of bids for MGM was unofficially extended after Time Warner, the most likely buyer […]

Time Warner Buys StyleFeeder

Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) has acquired StyleFeeder, a Cambridge, Mass.-based personal shopping engine. No financial terms were disclosed, although the WSJ reports that the sale price was “well into eight figures.” StyleFeeder had raised more than $3.5 million in VC funding from Highland Capital Partners and Schooner Capital. www.stylefeeder.com

Crawford: Time Warner Will Eventually Sell Mag Unit

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Time Warner Inc (TWX.N) will eventually sell the Time Inc magazine unit and could buy holdings in its core entertainment category, Gordon Crawford, managing director of its largest shareholder, said during a presentation this week. “Time Warner just spun off their cable division, they are going to sell their print division, they […]

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