AOL Time Warner is currently beefing up its structured finance presence and hiring senior ABS professionals in an attempt to further tap the securitization markets, find lower-cost financing options and diversify its sources of capital.

The media and communications giant is seriously exploring asset securitization options, sources said, and is looking for structured finance managers to arrange, negotiate and structure new financing programs as well as oversee existing programs. Time Warner had a pre-existing asset securitization program before it merged with AOL, including a $500 million securitization facility backed by various licensing fees as well as the company's filmed entertainment backlog.

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