Time Warner Cable’s Research Program Releases New Report

  Time Warner Cable’s Research Program Releases New Report

         Report Addresses the Impact of Search Engines on Local News

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- February 27, 2013

Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) today released a new report as part of its
Research Program on Digital Communications. Launched in February 2010, the
Research Program engages scholars to increase understanding of the benefits
and challenges facing digital technologies in the home, office, classroom and
community. This report and previous ones are available free for download at
the program’s website.

The report released today is:

Local News Online: Aggregators, Geo-Targeting and the Market for Local News,
by Lisa M. George, Associate Professor of Economics, Hunter College and the
Graduate Center, City University of New York. This paper  marks a first
attempt to measure the influence of search engines, aggregators and other
digital intermediaries on the consumption of local news. Professor George’s
findings suggest that, while intermediaries reduce search costs, they do not
appreciably increase the consumption of local news content itself. The report
informs news providers and policy makers about the nature of demand for local
content on the Internet and the evolving role of technology in shaping the
market for news.

Fernando Laguarda, director of the program and Vice President for External
Affairs and Policy Counselor at Time Warner Cable, said, “These reports from
the best and brightest thought leaders in telecommunications and media policy
are a wonderful resource to policymakers and industry stakeholders alike. The
feedback from the policy community is overwhelmingly positive and the demand
for fresh thinking remains strong. We are pleased to continue making a
contribution to communications and technology policy debates.”

About the Time Warner Cable Research Program on Digital Communications

The Time Warner Cable Research Program on Digital Communications awards
stipends to foster research dedicated to increasing understanding of the
benefits and challenges facing the future of digital technologies in the home,
office, classroom and community. Individual researchers affiliated with
universities and non-profits are eligible to apply for the stipends. The
recently published essays and more information about the program can be found
at www.twcresearchprogram.com and http:// twitter.com/twc_rp. The deadline for
the next round of awards is April 1, 2013.

About Time Warner Cable

Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of video,
high-speed data and voice services in the United States, connecting more than
15 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner
Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice services to businesses of
all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers and managed and
outsourced information technology solutions and cloud services. Time Warner
Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national,
regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions. More
information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at
www.twc.com, www.twcbc.com and www.twcmedia.com.

Contact:

Time Warner Cable
Alex Dudley, 212.364.8229
alex.dudley@twcable.com
 
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