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Topic: Time Warner

Ripp Rallies Time Inc. Troops at First Management Meeting

'We're not a magazine company, we're a media company'

Incoming Time Inc. CEO Joe Ripp rallied the troops at his first meeting for top execs, saying they need to be empowered and work efficiently for the company to succeed…

A la Carte Is the Worst Idea Anyone Has Ever Had

Your cable bill is basically socialism

During earnings calls among the major networks last week, there was a consistent refrain: a la carte may be in the news, but it's not on the horizon. Most CEOs…

A Solid Upfront Buoyed TV Stocks

$19 billion in booked ad dollars leads to 30 percent value hike

A solid if slow-moving $19 billion upfront marketplace that segued nicely into a stream of upbeat quarterly numbers has propelled TV media stocks to new heights as darlings of Wall Street. Despite…

Disney, Time Warner Confident About NBA Prospects

CEOs predict renewals for ESPN, TNT

While rival networks may be licking their chops in anticipation of trying to wrest away the media rights to the NBA, both legacy partners said they are confident that they’ll…

Bewkes: Game of Thrones Piracy 'Better Than an Emmy'

Exec talks streaming, stealing and the Time Inc. spinoff

Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes was in rare form on this morning's earnings call, making his traditional pitch for higher affiliate fees, greater appreciation of the company's films and TV…

New Time Inc. CEO Joe Ripp Taps Outsider for First Hire

Names a CFO

Newly named Time Inc. CEO Joe Ripp won’t start until September, but he’s already made his first hire. It's Jeff Bairstow, who will be evp and CFO of the publishing…

Time Inc. May Look at Further Spinoffs

New CEO Joe Ripp won't rule out selling magazines

Time Warner decided earlier this year to spin off its publishing arm, but Joe Ripp, Time Inc.’s newly named CEO, hinted at more possible deals by the publisher of Time…

New Time Inc. CEO Joe Ripp Is a Familiar Face

He worked at the unit and subsidiaries from 1985-2004

The waiting game is finally over. Today, Time Warner said former CFO Joseph Ripp will succeed Laura Lang as the CEO of its soon-to-be spun off publishing division Time Inc. He…

Phil Kent to Step Down as Turner CEO

John Martin to take the reins on Jan. 1

After a decade of running the ship at the country’s largest cable programming conglomerate, Phil Kent is stepping down as CEO of Turner Broadcasting System Inc. Kent will stay on until…

Why Mike Klingensmith Could Make Sense as Next Time Inc. CEO

Former exec seen as top candidate for job

Time Incers are buzzing following reports that former exec Mike Klingensmith is in the lead to become the company’s next CEO as it prepares to spin off from Time Warner…

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