After the coffee. Before seeing which politicians weigh in on the Dodgers TV mess today.
The Skinny: The dog days of summer are almost upon us. Of course, I have a cat so that doesn't really apply to me. Today's roundup includes more politicians trying to force a Dodgers TV deal. Also,
Daily Dose: Dodgers President Stan Kasten said Monday that he thinks Time Warner Cable's willingness to enter arbitration should bring an end to the standoff over SportsNet LA (see below). Although Kasten is eager to see an arbitrator weigh in on the stalemate, he doesn't seem to have any interest in perhaps renegotiating the team's lucrative deal with Time Warner Cable to distribute the team's games. Asked if the team would be willing to redo the deal if it meant getting games on the air, the usually talkative Kasten declined to comment.
Throwing a curve. Time Warner Cable said it was willing to let an arbitrator decide what's a fair price for SportsNet LA, the Dodgers-owned channel that it is distributing and is not available in most Los Angeles homes. Area distributors including
In need of a tuneup. Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting is one of its most valuable units. It houses CNN,
Yada, yada, yada. Could reruns of
Don't show this to David Gregory. As if