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
Dish Network added 8,000 net video subscribers in the fourth quarter, with growth slowing compared to the 14,000 it picked up in Q4 2012 and the 22,000 net video subs it posted in the same period in 2011.
Charter Communications lost 2,000 basic video subscribers in the fourth quarter, while gaining 93,000 broadband and 56,000 voice customers.
Set-top vendor Arris posted an increase of $128 million in combined sales from Comcast and Time Warner Cable in the fourth quarter, thanks in part to demand for home video gateways such as the XG1 device that it is supplying to Comcast for its Xfnity X1 service.
DirecTV picked up 93,000 net video subscribers in the fourth quarter, which was a decrease compared to the 103,000 that it gained in the same period in 2012.
Aereo's legal team saw its first significant setback late Wednesday, after a federal judge granted a request from 21st Century Fox for an injunction that will halt Aereo's plans to expand to Denver and Salt Lake City.
A Google-Verizon marriage would be the largest corporate merger ever, dwarfing the $164 billion AOL-Time Warner merger in 2000. I have no idea if Google and Verizon are discussing a merger. But here are 10 points to consider, including reasons why the deal makes sense and signs that it could actually happen.
Google is exploring plans to expand its Google Fiber wideband Internet and pay TV service to 34 additional cities, including Atlanta, Phoenix, Charlotte, San Antonio, San Jose, Calif., and Nashville, Tenn.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said the commission will write a new set of network-neutrality rules aimed at preventing broadband providers such as Comcast and Verizon from throttling traffic from Netflix and other online video providers.
IPTV provider South Central Rural Telephone Coop said it will deploy Entone's Amulet 500 hybrid media hub and DVR, a spokeswoman said.
Broadband rivals that are marketing competing home automation services such as Comcast's Xfinity Home and AT&T's AT&T Digital Life appear to be embracing the concept of offering subscribers interoperable devices, according to an announcement from a new industry coalition called the AllSeen Alliance.