|WARNER MEDIA, LLC filed this Form 10-K on 02/26/2015|
TIME WARNER INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)
In 2012, Turner shut down its general entertainment network, Imagine, in India and recognized $123 million of charges related to the shutdown. These charges consisted of $117 million primarily related to certain receivables, including value added tax receivables, inventories and long-lived assets, including Goodwill, and $6 million related to exit and other transaction costs.
In 2012, Turner shut down its TNT television operations in Turkey and recognized charges of $85 million, consisting of $57 million primarily related to certain receivables, including value added tax receivables, inventories and other assets; $12 million related to exit and other transaction costs; and $16 million related to an investment.
On June 2, 2014, Warner Bros. acquired the operations outside the U.S. of Eyeworks Group, a television production and distribution company, which are located in 15 countries (across Europe and South America and in Australia and New Zealand) for approximately $267 million, net of cash acquired.
Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. (CME) is a publicly-traded broadcasting company operating leading networks in six Central and Eastern European countries. During 2014, 2013 and 2012, the Company acquired additional interests in CME for $396 million, $288 million and $171 million, respectively. For more information about the Companys investments in and transactions with CME, see Note 4.
HBO Asia and HBO South Asia
In September 2013, Home Box Office purchased its partners interests in HBO Asia and HBO South Asia (collectively, HBO Asia) for $37 million in cash, net of cash acquired. HBO Asia operates HBO- and Cinemax- branded premium pay and basic tier television services serving over 15 countries in Asia. As a result of this acquisition, Home Box Office owns 100% of HBO Asia and has consolidated its results of operations and financial condition effective September 30, 2013. For the year ended December 31, 2013, Home Box Office recognized a $104 million gain upon Home Box Offices acquisition of its former partners interests in HBO Asia.
In 2012, Turner acquired Bleacher Report, a leading online and mobile sports property, for $170 million, net of cash acquired.