Steve Donohue

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Disney launching over-the-top Disney Parks app on Samsung, LG TVs

Walt Disney Co. plans to rely mostly on Internet-connected TVs from Samsung and LG to distribute a new Disney Parks app that is designed to promote Walt Disney World, Disneyland and other resorts.

Cablevision veteran Gary Schanman named SVP at Charter

New Charter Communications SVP of Video Products Gary Schanman will see several familiar faces at his new job, as he is one of at least six Cablevision veterans to join CEO Tom Rutledge at the MSO.

Bright House, DirecTV top Temkin customer experience rankings

Bright House Networks and DirecTV were the top two pay TV distributors in Temkin Group's annual customer service rankings, while Comcast and Charter Communications received the lowest ratings in the sector.

Charter pushes TWC investors to reject Comcast offer

Comcast might not be able to close the Time Warner Cable acquisition until the end of 2015, and even if it succeeds, the value of Comcast stock may be "reduced and uncertain," Charter Communications said in a proxy statement aimed at convincing TWC investors to reject the Comcast offer.

Comcast-TWC propose golden parachutes for Time Warner Cable execs

Time Warner Cable will ask TWC shareholders to approve "golden parachute compensation payments that will or may be paid to TWC executives as a result of its plan to merge with the nation's largest cable MSO," according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

Sony shooting original over-the-top series for PlayStation 4

Following similar moves from Amazon and Netflix, Sony said Wednesday that it is developing an original drama series called "Powers," which will be available initially on its PlayStation gaming consoles.

DirecTV seeds virtual MVPD with bet on Big-Knockout Boxing

Seven months after Jim Dolan's Madison Square Garden Co. announced that it would build an entertainment complex in Las Vegas, DirecTV said that it is looking at venues for a new form of boxing programming debuting this summer that it described as "an aggressive new sport" which will "encourage aggressive punching and reward offensive fighters."

Discovery anchors China network with Bear Grylls, 'Tanked,' Desert Car Kings

Discovery Communications is expanding in China, announcing that it signed a deal with WASU Digital TV Media Group to help it launch a 24-hour cable network called Qiu Suo.

Florida, Indiana, Pennsylvania join DOJ in review of Comcast-TWC merger agreement

Multiple states are joining the U.S. Department of Justice in reviewing Comcast's merger agreement with Time Warner Cable, Reuters reported Wednesday morning.

aioTV develops 4K version of Passbox

IP video technology provider aioTV has developed a 4K version of its Passbox application platform that could be used to deliver Ultra HD programming to subscribers using both traditional pay TV and over-the-top video services.