Feb 13 Time Warner Inc is seeking to
sell its publishing unit Time Inc and has met with at least one
serious buyer, Fortune magazine said, citing unnamed sources.
A meeting with a potential buyer is scheduled for today, the
report said, adding that talks are still in formative stages.
A Time Warner spokesman said the company does not comment on
Time Inc is the publisher of magazine titles like People,
Sports Illustrated, Fortune and its namesake newsweekly.
In one possible outcome, the buyer would get most of Time
Inc's titles while Time Warner would retain three magazines:
Time, Sports Illustrated and Fortune, the report said.
Magazines and newspapers are dealing with declining
advertising revenue and readers who are increasingly choosing
digital products over print.
In 2012, revenue at Time Inc dropped 7 percent to $3.4
billion on declines in advertising and subscription revenue.
Operating income fell 25 percent for the same period.
Time Inc announced in January it planned to cut about 500
jobs, or about 6 percent of its workforce.