Cutting the cord: Satellite video companies like AT&T’s Direct TV and Dish Network are having a tougher time navigating the cord-cutting crisis than some of their cable rivals, Axios reports. Satellite TV services—mainly DirectTV and Dish—had more net subscriber losses in 2017 than in any previous year and are struggling to recoup the cost of people ditching pay-TV packages. Read more.
New look: Stair graphics were installed at Riverfront Plaza this week. As an entry/exit point to visitors on the pedestrian walkway over the rail line at Riverfront Plaza, the graphic features iconic Baton Rouge attractions. Other features coming soon: A bike stair rail over the steps for cyclists to roll their bikes up from River Road and ambient music to play throughout the plaza. See a photo here.
Campaign trail: Louisiana’s largest annual gathering of farmers will be the epicenter of state politics this weekend in New Orleans at the annual Farm Bureau Federation Convention, where every major governor’s candidate will court support, Shreveport Times reports. Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards returns to the event he believes kick-started his then long-shot campaign in 2015 and will be joined by Republican opponents U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham and Baton Rouge businessman Eddie Rispone.