Steve Donohue

Articles by Steve Donohue

Los Angeles sues Time Warner Cable for $9.7M in past-due franchise fees

Time Warner Cable owes Los Angeles $9.7 million in unpaid franchise fees, the city alleged in a lawsuit filed at U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California on Friday.

Vodafone buying top Spanish cable operator Ono for $10B

British telecom giant Vodafone agreed to pay €7.2 billion ($10 billion) to acquire Spanish cable operator Ono, which counts 1.2 million subscribers and 7.2 million homes passed.

Viacom pitches media buyers spring launch of My Nick Jr. interactive channel

Viacom included a pitch for the interactive kids' channel it plans to launch this spring in Verizon FiOS TV homes during its upfront presentation for advertisers in New York on Thursday.

Turner touts March Madness Live app, encourages subs to authenticate early

With the opening round of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship set to tip off on March 18, Turner Broadcasting is encouraging pay-TV subscribers to authenticate their subscriptions in order to access its March Madness Live mobile video apps.

Report: Amazon adds media control functions to gaming remote

An image of an gaming controller featuring Amazon's brand and buttons designed for media playback controls has ignited a media blitz with reports that speculate Amazon could soon begin selling a connected TV device that can support streaming video services and gaming.

Rovi names Arris, Motorola, GI veteran John Burke as COO

Rovi hired Arris and Motorola Mobility veteran John Burke to help it develop next-generation interactive program guides, naming him EVP and COO.

Malone: Liberty Broadband tracker will support Charter Communications expansion

Liberty Media Chairman John Malone said he hopes to fuel the expansion of Charter Communications with the creation of a Liberty Broadband Group tracking stock, and a decision to drop Liberty's plan to take full ownership of SiriusXM.

Broadbus founder Binder builds Boston startup Layer3TV

Jeff Binder, a cable industry veteran who sold Broadbus Technologies to Motorola in 2006, has formed a startup company in Boston that is developing a technology platform for IP-based video.

Dish Network rolls 8-tuner Super Joey DVR

Dish Network has launched its new Super Joey DVR, which expands the number of programs subscribers can record simultaneously to eight.

CNN, NBCU vets launch over-the-top celebrity TV networks

Comcast, DirecTV and other pay TV distributors face new over-the-top video competition from TAPP (TV App), a startup led by former NBCUniversal Television Chairman Jeff Gaspin and former CNN CEO Jonathan Klein.