Posts Tagged ‘Time Warner’
Andy LaValle has been promoted from managing director to senior managing director, west, at Time Warner. LaValle has been with Time Warner since 2005. Prior to that he was a founding member of Christian & Timbers, an executive search firm.
LaValle will continue executive search in his new role for Time Warner.
Bleacher Report was founded in 2006 by four friends, three of whom remain with the site as of now. According to Bloomberg, Bleacher Report gets about 10 million hits per month.
Bleacher Report also depends on a lot of its writers creating content for free. No word on if Turner’s acquisition will change that.
Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.
- Latest New York Times Magazine Cover is a Gem (left), November 9
- Time Warner Might Leave Manhattan, November 7
- The New York Times Offers Tips for Spelling Names Correctly, November 9
- WFAN’s Mike Francesa and Kim Jones Delve into Penn State Scandal, November 9
- How Sports Illustrated Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace Digital, November 4
- Who Should Be Time Magazine’s Person of the Year? November 8
- Conde´Nast Editors Go Hollywood, November 8
- Insider: Metro Traffic VP/Operations Crys Quimby May Be Shown Door, November 6
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Time Warner Inc. is searching for a new home. According to
Crain’s the New York Times, the company wants to shrink its considerable office space and has begun asking New York, Connecticut and New Jersey officials about the incentives it could get if it moved.
Last week, Jeffrey Bewkes, the CEO of the tiny, cash-strapped mom and pop organization, told the New York Times that merely reducing its physical size could save the company about $150 million.
According to Crain’s, a spokesperson for Time Warner wouldn’t comment about subsidies, only stating that the company has “just begun this process of looking at our real estate footprint and what possibilities we have for the future.”
Most of the nation has a rather tumultuous relationship with Al Jazeera. This stems from a few things, but mostly it’s just ignorance. A majority of people still see Al Jazeera as some radical Islamic media company, when that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Despite all the negative feelings toward the network, New York City has consistently embraced Al Jazeera - The Huffington Post reports that New York provides more traffic to its websites than any other city in the world - so now it’s hugging us all back.
Last night, at midnight, Al Jazeera English launched on Time Warner (Channel 92), and it will launch on Verizon’s FiOS in the near future. Al Anstey, Al Jazeera English’s Managing Director, said that New York’s support is critical for the network succeeding:
New York is a very important city. It’s looking at all directions on the globe and all directions are looking back at New York City. So it’s a truly global city. It’s got a very outward looking, diverse, intelligent audience – obviously an influential audience in some quarters as well. So it’s a key part of our strategy.
While the network has strong support here (and from Hillary Clinton), it still has a long way to go to get people to switch from either their local news or CNN, MSNBC or any of the other news mainstays. But getting a foot in the door in New York is a good place to start.
Time Warner is rumored to have offered between $30 and $35 million for the United States version of OK! magazine. According to Sky News the timing for the acquisition might be right, as the owner of OK! – Richard Desmond – is looking to sell off his newspaper and magazine titles.
Talks are in the early stages right now, so Sky News doesn’t have any insight into whether Desmond considers the offer appropriate.
OK! would be a natural fit for Time Warner if the deal does end up going through. It already publishes celebrity-focused titles People and InStyle, and despite OK! leaning more toward a tabloid, there always seems to be an audience for that kind of thing.
On that note, FishbowlNY would like to announce that we’re having a baby! It’s going to have fins and legs! Alright, aside from that being extremely creepy, it’s also not true, we just got caught up in the OK! spirit.
A new opportunity has just popped up for media startups in New York. NYC SeedStart Media 2011 is a 12 week summer boot camp specifically for startups in the digital media space, including ad infrastructure, mobile, digital content and ecommerce businesses. Each of the 10 companies selected for the program will receive $20,000 in funding, space to work, and mentoring from an impressive group of media, advertising, and tech companies in New York City that includes AOL Ventures, Comcast, Google, Hearst, MTV Networks, News Corporation, New York Times, Ogilvy, Time Warner, and Vivendi, as well as veteran VCs and entrepreneurs. The ideal applicant is a media-focused team of two with at least one technical co-founder and a source code or beta product ready to go. The program begins on June 15th and they’ll be accepting applications through March 31st. To apply, click here.
That would be speculation from The New York Post (update: just confirmed by The New York Times), which announced that former EVP of global marketing and affairs for Rupert Murdoch‘s News Corp., Gary Ginsberg, will be taking on a similar role at Time Warner, reporting directly to CEO Jeffrey Bewkes. Ginsberg’s arrival would coincide with the departure of Time Warner’s heavy-hitter communications guy Ed Adler last week, though sources at the media conglomerate are quick to point out that these two events are entirely unrelated.
The tension between news orgs and Google has finally come to a head after a year of growing unease and muddled Internet copyright laws.
While Rupert Murdoch has been very vocal about wanting The Wall Street Journal and other News Corp. entities’ stories pulled from Google News, other groups like the Associated Press have been more quietly pushing for different terms of their contract with the search engine. The AP’s contract with Google News is set to expire at the end of January.
As of the time of this article, no new AP stories have appeared in Google News since December 23, which some are speculating is a power-play on Google’s part: akin to Fox threatening to pull their content from Time-Warner every time their contract expires. Except, as TechCrunch noted in an article yesterday, the deal works the opposite way on the Internet, “distribution is king, not content.”
Without all the incoming traffic that Google provides to news organizations, will media moguls relent and admit that they need the powerful search engine? Or will the AP, like Murdoch, start going to similar sites like Microsoft’s Bing out of spite for the corporate giant?
Read More: Foxy Tactics: Google News Pulls The AP’s Content As Contract Comes Up For Renewal –TechCrunch
Lesson to AP: Don’t Mess with the Google –BayNewser