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
EchoStar's Sling Media subsidiary said it launched a channel on Roku's over-the-top video platform that allows pay TV subscribers to watch live programming and DVR content, and that it will introduce an app for Microsoft Windows 8.1 devices in December.
Mediacom Communications said Monday that it will soon deploy a media gateway from Pace that runs TiVo's user interface.
Discovery Communications is finally launching TV Everywhere content, announcing a deal Monday with Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) that includes "authenticated access to Discovery content in the near future."
Comcast engineers are exploring how to let subscribers channel surf and even control the lights in their homes by using cameras and sensors that can detect gestures, according to a patent application published Thursday.
Fox Cable Networks struck a deal "valued at upwards of $750 million" for the cable rights to hit Fox series "The Simpsons," Variety reported Friday.
Two years after scrapping a test in which it would sell video-on-demand movies to subscribers a few weeks after they're released in movie theaters, Comcast reportedly plans to begin selling movies to subscribers before they are released on DVD.
WideOpenWest said Thursday that it picked up 8,400 video and 16,300 high-speed Internet customers in the third quarter, while it lost 2,800 phone subscribers.
As a Verizon quadruple-play customer, I've gotten used to seeing promotions for the new Redbox Instant streaming video service when I pay my bill online. It took the pitch to a new level Thursday morning, when it ran what could be compared to an online home page takeover ad. Before I could watch NBC's "Today" show, Verizon ran a static ad on my TV screen for Redbox Instant, offering one month of free service.
Cisco saw orders for its set-tops decrease by 20 percent for the quarter ending Oct. 26, CEO John Chambers told analysts this week.
Comcast veteran Steve Reynolds is leaving the company later this month to join technology vendor Harris Broadcast as chief technology officer, Multichannel News reported Thursday.