Time Warner consists of three divisions: Home Box Office, Inc. (HBO), Turner Broadcasting System, and Warner Bros.
Home Box Office, Inc. operates the HBO premium television service as well as sister service Cinemax. HBO- and Cinemax-branded channels are available in over 70 countries around the world, and HBO programming is licensed to other television networks in over 150 countries.
In 2012, HBO was the number-1 premium pay television service in primetime television and total day ratings. In 2013, the network received five Golden Globes and 23 primetime Emmy Awards.
HBO's programming includes the airing of feature films, HBO Documentary Films, HBO original films, and HBO original programming, HBO Sports (live HBO Boxing events). The network has developed content distribution platforms, like HBO GO and Max GO to help support and deliver programming to users via online and mobile devices.
HBO's notable original programming includes Game of Thrones, Sex and the City, The Sopranos, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Wire, Entourage, Deadwood, True Blood, Boardwalk Empire, Girls, Veep, Silicon Valley, and Westworld, as well as motion pictures, mini-series, boxing matches and sports programs, comedy specials, family programming and documentaries. In 2011, Cinemax launched its first original primetime series, Strike Back, and has subsequently launched the original primetime series, Hunted and Banshee.
Turner Broadcasting System
Turner Broadcasting System is an entertainment, sports and news company that creates and distributes various programs. Turner owns brands like CNN, TBS, Turner Classic Movies (TCM), and TNT. Turner's brands and sub brands reach broad domestic and international audiences. In addition to television network programming, Turner manages digital sports entities, including bleacherreport.com, NBA.com, PGA.com and NCAA.com. Turner primarily reaches audiences in the 18- to 34-year-old bracket. Turner Sports produces sports programming and content for Turner networks and related digital properties. Turner Sports' television line-up includes NBA and MLB games, the NCAA Tournament Games, and the PGA Championship. Turner and the NBA jointly manage a portfolio of the NBA's digital businesses, including NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA League Pass, NBA Mobile and the
NBA GameTime app. Also Turner and MLB jointly manage a portfolio of the MLB's digital businesses including MLB Network, MLB.com, MLB Extra Innings and the MLB Network App.
Warner Bros.' businesses range from feature film and TV to home entertainment production and worldwide distribution to home video, digital distribution, animation, comic books, licensing and international cinemas and broadcasting. In 2012, the Warner Bros. Pictures Group grossed 4.3 billion dollars at the worldwide box office. Home Video is the industry leader with a 21% market share in total DVD and Blu-ray sales.
The Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group works across platforms and outlets in the digital realm with video-on-demand, branded channels, original content, anti-piracy technology and broadband & wireless destinations. Each year Warner Bros. Pictures produces between 18 and 22 films. Warner Bros. has produced more than 50 television series in the 2012–2013 television season. Warner Bros. has also incorporated DC Comics content into Warner Bros. Entertainment via the creation of the DC Entertainment division, which was founded in 2009. DC Entertainment, which is wholly owned by the Company, is responsible for bringing the stories and characters from the DC Comics, Vertigo and MAD Magazine publishing portfolios into other Warner Bros. content and distribution businesses, including feature films, television programming, video games, direct-to-consumer platforms and consumer products. The DC Comics imprint, home to such iconic characters as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash and Green Lantern, has launched digital versions of its top comic book and graphic novel titles, making them available for download on digital platforms.