We like to play on a team, and it actually makes us much more comfortable. It's
the only way you got from being very small to almost nonexistent in the early
'70s to being where we were three years ago when we merged with Time Warner to
where we are today with three years of solid 20 percent-plus growth each year.
And you only get that way by pulling together and having these vision and values
that we all know is the ultimate way to succeed.
W. THOMAS JOHNSON - Chairman, President and CEO, CNN News Group
- News You Can Trust
The heritage of journalistic integrity is the most important element for me in
the new consortium, the new collection of companies. We must be able to assure
our viewers, our readers and now all of our online interactive customers that
what we're producing, is accurate, that it is information that can be trusted.
And in an increasingly fragmented world, I think these brands that stand for
quality will be the best brands in the market place for the advertisers, for the
cable subscribers and for those who are the subscribers of all the new,
- A Great Fit
This merger will definitely serve consumers around the world.
It's a great fit. I think it's a wonderful, strategic concept and it's up to all
of us to take that concept and really make it into an exciting new reality.
I consider this like a great leap forward into the digital, new frontiers. They
are a dynamic group of people. We know that. They have already established a
terrific group of services and for us at CNN, it's a chance for us to be on
platforms and a secured distribution in ways that we otherwise could not
JEFFREY L. BEWKES - Chairman and CEO, Home Box Office
- The Shape of Things to Come
We know that this is transformative. There is no other company that will have
what Time Warner and AOL have. Each one is unique, you put them together even
What we're all excited about is that there are things that are possible that we
do together that we couldn't think of when we were apart.
And that's the essence of the digital revolution.
DON LOGAN - Chairman and CEO, Time Inc.
- Time Inc. and AOL
I think the opportunity to work across divisional lines are even greater with
AOL coming into the picture as compared to before. All of our groups are going
to have and have to deal with the electronic world and our core businesses as we
go forward. Everybody. I mean, it's a part of our future. And as a result we
have the experts there. It's that we have the group that has the brand, the
size, the scale, the clout, the reach, the know-how. You know, they can enhance
and help all of our other businesses.