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
The penetration rate for connected TVs from Samsung, Panasonic, Sony and other consumer electronics manufacturers will reach 50 percent in North America and Western Europe by 2017, ABI Research predicted.
Comcast's NBC Olympics division said that it has struck carriage deals with cable and satellite TV affiliates that will put 3D programming from the Summer Olympics in London in about 80 percent of U.S. TV homes, but that it won't offer any live coverage in 3D.
Dish Network lost 10,000 subscribers during the second quarter of 2012, the company disclosed in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing late Thursday.
If you have any doubt about whether Cablevision will attempt to steal high-speed Internet subscribers from Time Warner Cable, Comcast and other cable operators with its new OMGFAST wireless broadband service, think about what the company did a decade ago with Voom.
Time Warner Cable struck a retransmission-consent agreement with Hearst Television late Thursday, and restored the signals from 13 Hearst stations that air programming from NBC, CBS and ABC.
DirecTV today restored the feeds for Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and 15 other Viacom cable networks, after settling a carriage dispute that left subscribers without some of the most popular expanded basic networks for 10 days.
Despite a slowdown in FiOS TV and FiOS Internet subscriber growth during the second quarter, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo said the telco is focused on boosting profit margins through additional rate hikes.
Comcast has recruited Al Roker, Jenna Wolf and other talent from NBC's Today program to help it shoot educational videos for its Internet Essentials program, which targets low-income homes.
Verizon's FiOS Internet and Cablevision's Optimum Online were the top high-speed Internet service providers in terms of their ability to deliver data at speeds faster than advertised during peak traffic periods, the FCC said its Measuring Broadband America Report Thursday.
With millions of DirecTV (Nasdaq: DTV) and Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) subscribers continuing to go without popular programming from Viacom (NYSE: VIA) and Hearst Television, executives involved in the disputes are ratcheting up the rhetoric.