Tag Archives: Time Warner

How Time Warner Is Trying to Fend Off Netflix | Bloomberg

To fend off Netflix, Time Warner Inc. is taking a page from the streaming-video giant. And it’s turning to a 6-foot-8-inch former basketball player and war refugee to make it work.

Time Warner’s Turner division, home of CNN, TBS and TNT, is planning to tailor online delivery of its channels to individuals’ tastes, tracking preferences like Netflix does before suggesting what subscribers should watch. The company behind Time Warner’s effort is iStreamPlanet, in which it bought a majority stake two years ago for $148 million.

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Time Warner Cable Ordered to Pay Texas Woman Nearly $230,000 for ‘Egregious’ Robocalling | Entrepreneur

Time Warner Cable is giving Comcast — which once changed a customer’s billing moniker to ‘Asshole Brown’ and berated another user for simply wanting to disconnect — a run for its money in the belligerent customer service department.

A federal judge just ordered that Time Warner must pay Texas resident Araceli King $229,500 for harassing her with 153 robocalls over the course of a year, ABC News reports.

In her original suit, King only sought statutory damages of $81,500. But given that the calls persisted even after King complained that Time Warner was calling the wrong number, and even after she filed suit, the judge called the company’s behavior “particularly egregious.” He found Time Warner in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which states that companies can’t robocall personal cell phones without consent, and awarded King the maximum fine of precisely $1,500 per call.

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New front in Amazon kerfuffle: Warner movies | Money.cnn.com

Amazon, has turned off the preorder function for DVDs of prominent Warner Bros. films as it seeks to raise pressure on the company during negotiations.”The Lego Movie,” for example, is listed as “currently unavailable” on Amazon. Set for release in the home video marketplace on June 17, there is no option to place a preorder.Warner is owned by Time Warner TWX, the parent company of CNNMoney.The missing preorder button illustrates the aggressive stance Amazon is taking in its negotiations with suppliers. Other retailers play hardball too — but Amazon’s gamesmanship is especially visible because it’s online.

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