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 email@example.com.
Articles by Steve Donohue
Google Fiber said late Tuesday that it will expand to Grandview, Mo., after the city's board of aldermen agreed to give it a franchise.
Discovery Communications wants to distribute its hit series through TV Everywhere online video portals and mobile video apps from cable affiliates, but hasn't been able to agree on a fair price for the content, CEO David Zaslav said Tuesday.
Nielsen said Tuesday that it will include homes that can only receive video programming through a broadband Internet connection in its 2014 estimate of the U.S. TV household universe, which will expand by 1.2 percent to 115.6 million.
In today's spotlight, FierceOnlineVideo editor Josh Wein takes a look at the challenges Hulu could face in the long run if owners News Corp., Walt Disney Co. and Comcast were to sell the online video distributor to Yahoo or another suitor.
Turner Sports said Tuesday that TBS will begin running the NCAA Final Four men's national semifinal basketball games next year, and that in 2016 TBS will carry the NCAA national championship game, which has aired on CBS since 1982.
Charter Communications would consider buying more cable systems following the $1.63 billion deal it struck with Cablevision in February to acquire that company's Optimum West division, CEO Tom Rutledge said Tuesday.
DirecTV sub growth slows to 21,000 in Q1; blames stricter credit policy and 'competitive environment'
DirecTV said it added 21,000 net U.S. subscribers in the first quarter, down sharply from the 81,000 it picked up in the same period last year.
Charter Communications said it lost 24,000 video subscribers in the first quarter, with its performance dropping a whopping 220 percent compared to this time last year, when it gained 20,000 video customers.
Aside from exclusive programming like DirecTV's Audience Network or Time Warner Cable's New York 1, there's little difference in the packages of linear networks pay TV providers sell today. But when it comes to authenticating which subscribers get access to TV Everywhere online video portals and apps offered by networks in their bundles, anything goes.
Liberty Global said it plans to expand its Horizon TV platform to Ireland and Germany. The advanced digital video product, which debuted in Switzerland in the first quarter, now has about 200,000 subscribers in Switzerland and the Netherlands.