release 13 videogames in 2015. Warner Bros.’ videogame releases include multiple games based on DC Entertainment characters, Harry Potter, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogies, LEGO and Mortal Kombat, and Warner Bros. is focused on increasing its monetization of its franchises in its videogames business in the future. Warner Bros. also licenses Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment properties for videogames to other companies. Warner Bros.’ videogames revenues consist of revenues from the development and distribution of the videogames of Warner Bros. and other companies. Other Television Network Assets The company also holds interests in companies that operate broadcast networks. Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. (CME) As of December 31, 2014, the company held an approximate 49% voting interest and an approximate 75% economic interest in the equity interests of CME, a publicly-traded broadcasting company that operates primary television networks in Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Romania, the Slovak Republic, and Slovenia. The CW The CW is a 50-50 joint venture between Warner Bros. and CBS Corporation. The CW’s 2014-2015 schedule includes a 5-night, 10-hour primetime lineup of advertising-supported original programming, such as America’s Next Top Model, Arrow, Beauty and the Beast, The Flash, Heart of Dixie, iZombie, Jane the Virgin, The Originals, Reign, Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries, as well as a 5-hour block of advertising-supported programming on Saturday mornings. Dispositions In 2014, the company completed the legal and structural separation of Time Inc. from the company (Time Separation). With the completion of the Time Separation, the company disposed of the Time Inc. segment. Regulation In the U.S., the company is subject to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, which affects certain of the company’s Websites, mobile apps, and other online business activities and restricts the collection, maintenance and use of personal information regarding children; the Privacy and Security Rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, which imposes privacy and security requirements on the company’s health plans for its employees and on service providers under those plans; the Video Privacy Protection Act, which restricts disclosure of video viewing information; state statutes requiring notice to individuals when a data breach results in the unauthorized release of personally identifiable information; and privacy and security rules imposed by the payment card industry, as well as regulations designed to protect against identity theft and fraud in connection with the collection of credit and debit card payments from consumers. The company’s marketing and advertising sales activities are subject to regulation by the Federal Trade Commission and each of the states under general consumer protection statutes prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices. Certain marketing activities are also subject to specific federal statutes and rules, such as the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. History Time Warner Inc. was founded in 1985.
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