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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

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lily

How long will an actual partnership between mega-corporations like CBS Inc and Time Warner really survive?
-Don't forget that before 2003, Time Warner and Viacom were partners in Comedy Central.

Aaron

That's true, and the reasons for that were actually similar: Both corps owned an all-comedy cable network -- one owned HA! and the other The Comedy Channel -- and the two merged with each company maintaining partial ownership. However, in the long run, that didn't exactly work out: Viacom's people were really running the day to day and eventually bought out Time Warner's/HBO's shares. And that was on a relatively small cable network scale.

Will the partnership last five years? Maybe. 10? Wouldn't bet on it.

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