SEC Filings

424B3
TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM INC filed this Form 424B3 on 11/29/2016
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Box Office, Inc. (“HBO”) and Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (“TBS”) will fully, irrevocably and unconditionally guarantee the obligations of Historic TW under its guarantee (Historic TW, HBO and TBS are referred to herein as the “Guarantors”). See “Description of the Debt Securities and the Guarantees —Guarantees.”

The following is a brief description of the Guarantors:

Historic TW Inc.

Historic TW is a wholly owned subsidiary of Time Warner. Historic TW is a holding company with substantially the same business interests as Time Warner. It derives its operating income and cash flow from its investments in its subsidiaries, which include HBO, TBS, and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. The principal executive office of Historic TW is located at One Time Warner Center, New York, NY 10019-8016, telephone (212) 484-8000.

Home Box Office, Inc.

HBO is a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Historic TW. It derives its operating income and cash flow from its own operations and also from its subsidiaries and investments. The primary activities of HBO and its subsidiaries include the operation of the multichannel premium pay television services, HBO and Cinemax, and the HBO NOW streaming service domestically and premium pay, basic tier television and streaming services internationally. The principal executive office of HBO is located at 1100 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036-6712, telephone (212) 512-1000.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

TBS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Historic TW. It derives its operating income and cash flow from its own operations and also from its subsidiaries and investments. The primary activities of TBS and its subsidiaries include the operation of a portfolio of cable television networks and related properties that offer programming on television and digital platforms in the United States and internationally. The principal executive office of TBS is located at One CNN Center, Atlanta, GA 30303, telephone (404) 827-1700.

RISK FACTORS

Investing in our securities involves risk. You should carefully consider the specific risks discussed or incorporated by reference in the applicable prospectus supplement, together with all the other information contained in the prospectus supplement or incorporated by reference in this prospectus. You should also consider the risks and uncertainties discussed under the caption “Risk Factors” included in the 2015 Form 10-K, which is incorporated by reference in this prospectus, and which may be amended, supplemented or superseded from time to time by other reports we file with the SEC in the future.

RATIO OF EARNINGS TO FIXED CHARGES

The ratio of earnings to fixed charges for Time Warner is set forth below for the periods indicated. Because there are no shares of preferred stock outstanding as of the date of this prospectus, no ratio of earnings to fixed charges and preferred dividends is presented.

For purposes of computing the ratio of earnings to fixed charges,

 

  (a) earnings were calculated by

 

  (1) adding:

 

  (i) pretax income (loss) from continuing operations,

 

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