"In order for [Donald] Trump to get his hands on a TV network, he would have to find someone to sell him one, find the cash to buy it and then convince pay-TV distributors to carry it." - Peter Kafka, Recode, October 17, 2017. Here is the article.
After Roger Ailes was finished at Fox News, the buzz was that he would partner with Trump to create a TV venture to compete with Fox. However, that rumor didn't last long. His $40 million settlement forbids his going to work for a rival or establishing his own rival network.
But the buzz is getting stronger that Trump, after losing the election, will take a business leap into becoming a TV network. That got special attention recently because his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, had a short conversation with media banker, Aryeh Bourkoff.
As those in any industry know, it's one thing to be a cog in the wheel. It's another to be operating and financially responsible for the whole business. Trump indeed was successful in TV programming. But ownership and management of a network in a field to which he is new could produce another failure.
To restore himself in the public eye (and maybe in his own) he might be wiser to create new wrinkles in the real estate industry. He knows that business niche. Recently, the company made the smart move to brand all new properties "SCION," rather than "TRUMP." His political antics have delivered a hit to his commercial brand.
Like all who suffer a major setback, Trump should simply go low profile for a while. When he is in public it should be at events for good non-political causes. Family members can do any heavy lifting that is public.