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  •  Need to correct (0+ / 0-)

    This part:

    TimeWarner owns:

    - Time Warner Cable SportsNet
    - Time Warner Cable Deportes
    - SportsNet LA
    - 26 local news channels
    - 16 local sports channels
    - Turner Broadcasting
    - Warner Brothers studios
    - The WB and Kids WB
    - Cartoon Network
    - Adult Swim
    - HBO
    - New Line Cinema
    - CNN

    Time Warner Cable (which is the one merging with Comcast) was spun out of Time Warner Inc. back in 2009.

    Those splits are:

    Time Warner Cable
    - Time Warner Cable SportsNet
    - Time Warner Cable Deportes
    - SportsNet LA
    - various local news channels
    - various local sports channels

    Time Warner Inc.
    - Turner Broadcasting
    -- TBS
    -- TNT
    -- CNN
    -- HLN
    -- adult swim
    -- Boomerang
    -- Cartoon Network
    -- NBA TV1
    -- Turner Classic Movies
    -- various others US and Int'l
    -- various production entities
    - Warner Brothers
    -- various WB production entities
    -- DC Entertainment
    - The WB and Kids WB
    - HBO & related companies
    - New Line Cinema

    They're very different beasts now.

    •  Sure they're spun off (0+ / 0-)

      but who controls them?

      "Spun off" can be a legal fiction. Control is what matters.

      "What could BPossibly go wrong??" -RLMiller "God is just pretend." - eru

      by nosleep4u on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 11:11:32 AM PDT

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      •  They are separately controlled (0+ / 0-)

        At least if you can believe wikipedia...

        Time Warner Cable does own several local news and sports channels, but it no longer has any corporate affiliation with national cable channels such as CNN or HBO, which remain the property of the original Time Warner.
        •  So they're truly spereate (0+ / 0-)

          And not like Verizon and Verizon Wireless, where one owns most of the other?

          "Victory means exit strategy, and it's important for the president to explain to us what the exit strategy is." - George W Bush

          by jfern on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 06:02:45 PM PDT

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      •  Control is not the issue here (0+ / 0-)

        The issue is solely whether those entities are being transferred in this sale.  If not, it doesn't matter who controls them.  It only matters that Comcast will not do.

      •  Look up... (0+ / 0-)

        The list of TWC's major shareholders.  Time Warner Inc. isn't one of them.  It's a list that goes down to chump change levels of ownership, so it's not like TWI has any hidden ownership.

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