Biography for Steve Donohue
Steve Donohue is editor of FierceCable. He has covered the cable industry, Internet video and the interactive television business since 1996 for several industry publications, including Multichannel News, Light Reading, Electronic Media, CableFAX Daily and Interactive TV Today. Donohue began covering cable TV and the Internet business in 1996 at CableFAX Daily and Internet Week in Washington, D.C., where his beats included Capitol Hill and the FCC. He moved to New York in 1998, where he covered the international TV business and the cable industry at Electronic Media. He joined Multichannel News two years later, and spent eight years there as national editor and editor of digital news. Donohue attended the CTAM U executive management program at Harvard Business School in 2001, and is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University, where he studied journalism and political science. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Articles by Steve Donohue
Frontier Communications' $2 billion deal to acquire AT&T's wireline business could be bad news for cable incumbents such as Cablevision, as the telco has been one of the most aggressive providers when it comes to targeting cable broadband customers to grow its customer base.
Buckeye CableSystem said Sinclair Broadcast Group pulled the feed from NBC affiliate WNWO-TV in Toledo, Ohio, on Sunday after it refused demands for increased retransmission-consent fees.
Comcast said Tuesday that 13-year Goldman Sachs veteran Jason Armstrong will join the company as SVP of investor relations early next month.
Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications and other MSOs that use iControl's home automation platform may be able to offer subscribers several new devices through an initiative iControl announced Tuesday, including smart light bulbs, motion detectors and door locks.
TV Everywhere technology vendors Clearleap and Accedo said Tuesday that they are teaming up to pitch an integrated product to programmers and distributors that could make it easier to build video applications for smartphones, tablets, connected TVs and other IP video devices.
The Whistle, a kids network whose owners include the National Football League, NASCAR and the PGA Tour, expects that its original programming will be available to viewers with a Microsoft Xbox 360 gaming console in 2014, co-founder Jeff Urban told FierceCable on Friday.
The Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, don't kick off until Feb. 7, but Comcast's NBC Olympics said Monday that authenticated pay TV subscribers "can verify their video subscriptions now" through its NBCOympics.com site.
Comcast spent $1.26 billion on advertising in the first nine months of 2013, which was a decrease of 8.6 percent compared to the same period in 2012, according to a report Kantar Media released Monday.
Social TV firm Viggle said Monday that it agreed to pay $30 million to acquire Wetpaint, which it described as a "entertainment media and technology company focused on television fans."
Time Warner Cable subscribers in Los Angeles and San Diego, Calif., can now watch live programming from local ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC affiliates through its TWC TV app, the MSO said Friday.