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Wall Street Equity Research

December 10, 2010 08:22 ET

Professional Research on Time Warner Inc. and News Corp. - Entertainment-Diversified Sector Torn Over New Formats

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - December 10, 2010) - allows shareholders to gain full understanding of the economic and market forces influencing the entertainment - diversified industry, and offers free research on industry players Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) and News Corp. (NASDAQ: NWSA). Register today at to receive free research reports on these companies.

Broadcast networks have struggled to make profits compared to their siblings on cable networks. The widening range of options for viewers has diluted some of their market share and made business less lucrative than the dual-income cable channels that make money off of both cable networks and advertising. This discrepancy has resulted in many disputes and negotiations between broadcast networks and cable providers often resulting in channel blackouts. The Federal Communications Commission is considering regulation that will ameliorate the blackout issues in an attempt to protect consumers. is a specialized website where investors can have complete access to free reports on entertainment - diversified industry; traders looking for analyst opinions on Time Warner Inc., News Corp. and other players in the industry are welcomed to sign up for a free one year membership at

One of the new television options working to erode the profits of broadcast TV is the new digital streaming format starting to be offered by different companies. The digital TV industry has been booming and many companies within the sector are working feverishly to secure new deals that expand the content they are able to offer. For some companies, internet streaming has surpassed their DVD subscription service to compete with rival DVD kiosks. Visit us at to understand the catalysts and forces driving or affecting entertainment - diversified stocks.

There is a growing philosophical divide about whether taking advantage of these new, cheaper distribution platforms is a good business decision. While some believe new formats offer new opportunities for revenue and combat piracy, others think they devalue content and promote new price points with viewers.

Taking a look at earnings posted for Q3 2010 for the industry by some of the key players, media giant Time Warner Inc. saw revenue climb to $6.38 billion and profit slump by 21% to $ 522 million as a result of one-time items. Conversely, News Corp. posted a revenue jump of 3% to $ 7.43 billion and earnings of $775 million, that is a rise of 36% attributed to TV, cable results. Shareholders and investors can sign up today at or to download the full reports on Time Warner Inc. and News Corp.

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