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
TiVo posted a record gain of 313,000 cable subscribers through deals with international distributors such as Virgin Media and Spain's Ono, and domestic providers such as Atlantic Broadband and RCN.
Cox Communications said Thursday that it will shutter 12 call centers nationwide and consolidate its customer service operations at facilities in seven locations.
A look at the mobile video apps Sprout NOW and USA Network NOW that Comcast's NBCUniversal has launched for two of its cable networks show both the progress the industry has made with TV Everywhere, and how over-the-top-video could shake up the sector.
Vyve Broadband, the Purchase, N.Y.-based cable MSO founded last year by former Bresnan Communications executives, plans to deploy a network-based DVR this spring which will be powered by software from TiVo and ActiveVideo, a source told FierceCable Wednesday.
Comcast's NBCUniversal launched a TV Everywhere app for preschool network Sprout, which could help it compete with Walt Disney Co.'s Watch Disney Junior app and a multiplatform product Viacom is developing for its Nick Jr. kids network.
SeaChange International said late Tuesday that it'll miss its revenue projections for the fourth quarter by more than $5 million, with the video-on-demand technology vendor blaming the shortfall on "delays in receiving anticipated orders from customers in the Americas along with continued delays in receiving some final acceptances."
Cablevision dropped 18,000 net video subscribers in the fourth quarter, but the losses were fewer than analysts had expected and an improvement compared to the 50,000 subscribers it shed in Q4 2012.
MobiTV said it is pitching wireless carriers an HDMI dongle similar to Google's Chromecast device that could be used to deliver video programming to multiple devices in subscriber homes, including TVs, tablets and smartphones.
ESPN leads all basic cable networks in terms of perceived value among its pay TV affiliates, with distributors surveyed by Beta Research Corp. saying it is worth 77 cents monthly per subscriber.
Pay-TV distributors will face new competition for sales of paid video-on-demand movies with the launch of a cloud-based movie service that Walt Disney Co. launched Tuesday with Apple.