The artist-friendly, and increasingly edgy, blue-chip pay service is best known for its original films (If These Walls Could Talk) and high-profile boxing matches (offered through the network’s pay-per-view division).
HBO’s less glitzy stepsister features round-the-clock movies and little else. The premium channel reaches almost nine million subscribers.
(Includes CNN International, Headline News, CNNfn, and the upcoming CNNSI) Turner’s 24-hour news network as well as his pride and joy.
TNT AND TBS SUPERSTATION:
Basic-cable showcases for old sitcom reruns and movies, and Turner’s World Championship Wrestling franchise. Also features Turner original movies and NBA games.
Turner’s 24-hour cable outlet for the Hanna-Barbera stable.
TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES:
Where Ted screens his celluloid classics.
NEW LINE CINEMA (and FINE LINE):
Once the ramshackle home of the Nightmare on Elm Street saga, New Line is responsible for a number of hits (The Mask, Seven). Could be on the auction block after a lackluster year. Fine Line, the studio’s art-house sidekick, may vie for an Oscar with the Aussie drama Shine.
Up for sale, Rob Reiner & Co.’s until-recently lucrative film house is known as a close-knit director’s studio, turning out Nora Ephron’s Sleepless in Seattle and Reiner’s own fare. But Castle Rock’s distribution deal with Sony keeps Time Warner’s stake in the profits to a minimum.