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Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.: Company Profile and SWOT Analysis

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This SWOT analysis and company profile is a crucial resource for industry executives and anyone looking to gain a better understanding of the company's business. ICD Research's "Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.: Company Profile and SWOT Analysis" report utilizes a wide range of primary and secondary sources, which are analyzed and presented in a consistent and easily accessible format. ICD Research strictly follows a standardized research methodology to ensure high levels of data quality and these characteristics guarantee a unique report.

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Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.                                                  Key Employees
                                                                                  Name                         Job Title
Fast Facts
                                                                                                               Chairman, Chief Executive
                                         One CNN Center, Atlanta, 30303, United   Philip Kent
Headquarters Address                                                                                           Officer
                                         States of America
                                                                                  Kelly Regal                  Executive Vice President
Telephone                                + 1 404 8271700

                                                                                  Scott Teissler               Chief Technology Officer
Fax                                      N/A
                                                                                                               Executive Vice President -
Website                                  www.turner.com                           Jim McCaffrey                Operations and Strategy,
                                                                                                               Chief Strategy Officer
Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange            N/A                                                                   Chief Financial Officer,
                                                                                  John E. Kampfe
                                                                                                               Executive Vice President
Number of Employees                      11,000                                                                Executive Vice President,
                                                                                                               General Counsel,
                                                                                  Louise Sams
Fiscal Year End                          N/A                                                                   President - TBS
                                                                                                               International
Revenue (in US$ million)                 N/A                                      Andrew T. Heller             Vice Chairman
                                                                                                               President - CNN
                                                                                  Jim Walton
                                                                                                               Worldwide
                                                                                  David R. Levy                President - Sales

SWOT Analysis                                                                                                  President - Turner
                                                                                  Steve Koonin
                                                                                                               Entertainment Networks

Strengths                                Weaknesses
                                                                                  Company Overview
Global presence                          Litigations
                                                                                  Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS), a
Market recognition                                                                subsidiary of the Time Warner Company, one of
                                                                                  the leading providers of programming for the
Strong market position                                                            basic cable industry. The company creates and
                                                                                  programs news, entertainment, animation and
                                                                                  young adult media environments on television
                                                                                  and other platforms. TBS principally operates as
Opportunities                            Threats                                  an advertising supported cable television
                                                                                  network. The company operates a portfolio of
                                                                                  network channels including TNT, TBS, CNN,
Augment in Internet access               Foreign exchange risk
                                                                                  Cartoon Network, Peachtree TV, Turner Classic
Growth in entertainment and media                                                 Movies, Adult Swim, truTV and HLN. In addition,
                                         Intellectual property risks              it oversees several online publishing operations
industry
                                                                                  such as video game site, GameTap and stock
Growth in the Indian television market   Loss of affiliation agreements           car racing information portal, NASCAR.com.
                                                                                  TBS operates in various geographical regions
Strategic initiatives                    Regulatory procedures                    that include the US, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle
                                                                                  East and Africa. The company was formerly
                                                                                  known as Turner Communications Group. TBS
                                                                                  is headquartered in Atlanta Georgia, the US.

                                                                                  Key Competitors
                                                                                  A&E Television Networks, Inc.

                                                                                  Allbritton Communications Company

                                                                                  Discovery Communications, Inc. (Ticker: DISCA)

                                                                                  Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc.

                                                                                  MTV Networks Company, Inc.




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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1     Business Analysis ................................................................................................................................... 4
    1.1      Company Overview ................................................................................................................................................4
    1.2      Business Description ..............................................................................................................................................4
    1.3      Major Products and Services .................................................................................................................................5
2     Mergers & Acquisitions and Partnerships ............................................................................................. 6
    2.1      M&A and Partnerships Strategy .............................................................................................................................6
3     SWOT Analysis ........................................................................................................................................ 8
    3.1      SWOT Analysis - Overview ....................................................................................................................................8
    3.2      Strengths ................................................................................................................................................................8
    3.3      Weaknesses ...........................................................................................................................................................8
    3.4      Opportunities ..........................................................................................................................................................9
    3.5      Threats ..............................................................................................................................
								
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