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
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.
Top interactive program guide vendor Rovi could be poised to license IPGs that allow viewers to channel surf with voice commands, following a deal which could see it pay up to $69 million in cash to acquire voice search tech vendor Veveo.
As the industry weighs the impact of Comcast's merger agreement with Time Warner Cable, I thought it would be good to take a look at what happened to the TCI-Bell Atlantic deal that happened 33 years ago. Are there lessons from that failed merger that would be useful to consider when we gauge the prospects of the Comcast-TWC deal?
While Charter Communications hasn't yet commercially deployed a cloud-based interactive program guide, the MSO offered a glimpse last week at the user interface that it has been testing since late last year on its cable system in Fort Worth, Texas.
Tennis Channel lost its attempt to get a court order aimed at forcing Comcast to add the independent network to programming tiers in an additional 18 million homes, after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected its appeal of a ruling issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals last May.
ThinkAnalytics has recruited former Comcast and Arris executive Rich Soucie to lead a new office that the Scotland-based recommendation engine vendor is opening in Silicon Valley.