|TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM INC filed this Form 424B5 on 11/30/2016|
Investing in the notes involves risks. Before purchasing any notes, you should carefully consider the specific factors discussed below, together with all the other information contained in this prospectus supplement, the accompanying prospectus and the documents incorporated by reference herein or therein. For a further discussion of the risks, uncertainties and assumptions relating to our business, please see the discussion under the caption Risk Factors included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, as updated by annual, quarterly and other reports and documents we file with the SEC that are incorporated by reference into this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus.
Risks Related to the Notes
An increase in interest rates could result in a decrease in the relative value of the notes.
In general, as market interest rates rise, securities bearing interest at a fixed rate generally decline in value because the premium, if any, over market interest rates will decline. Consequently, if you purchase these notes and market interest rates increase, the market value of your notes may decline. We cannot predict the future level of market interest rates.
Ratings of the notes may not reflect all risks of an investment in the notes.
We expect that the notes will be rated by at least one nationally recognized statistical rating organization. The ratings of the notes will primarily reflect our financial strength and will change in accordance with the rating of our financial strength. A debt rating is not a recommendation to purchase, sell or hold the notes. These ratings do not correspond to suitability for a particular investor. Additionally, ratings may be lowered or withdrawn in their entirety at any time.
The notes do not restrict our ability to incur additional debt or prohibit us from taking other actions that could negatively impact holders of the notes.
We are not restricted under the terms of the indenture governing the notes from incurring additional indebtedness. The terms of the indenture limit our ability to secure additional debt without also securing the notes at least equally and ratably. However, these limitations are subject to numerous exceptions. See Description of the Debt Securities and the Guarantees in the accompanying prospectus. In addition, the notes do not require us to achieve or maintain any minimum financial ratios. Our ability to recapitalize, incur additional debt, secure existing or future debt or take a number of other actions that are not limited by the terms of the indenture, including repurchasing other debt securities or common shares or preferred shares, if any, redeeming other debt securities or paying dividends, could have the effect of diminishing our ability to make payments on the notes when due.
Our financial performance and other factors could adversely impact our ability to make payments on the notes.
Our ability to make scheduled payments with respect to our indebtedness, including the notes, will depend on our financial and operating performance, which, in turn, is subject to prevailing economic conditions and to financial, business and other factors beyond our control.
We may redeem the notes at our option, which may adversely affect your return.
As described under Description of the Notes Optional Redemption in this prospectus supplement, we have the right to redeem the notes at our option, in whole or in part, from time to time. We may choose to exercise this redemption right when prevailing interest rates are relatively low. As a result, you may not be able to reinvest the redemption proceeds in a comparable security at an effective interest rate as high as that of the notes.