FROM Jon Nathanson
Why Dodgers TV Matters To Everyone The Dodgers open their season this weekend in Australia with a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. But here at home, there’s only one way to watch the team. A $7 billion deal between the Dodgers and Time Warner Cable has created a channel called SportsNet LA, which has exclusive rights to all Dodger TV broadcasts. If you have any other provider - Dish, U-Verse, DirecTV - you’re out of luck. We take a look at the new channel, and how its business model could change the way cable TV operates.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?