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
BCI Broadband, the cable MSO launched earlier this year by former Bresnan Communications executives, said Friday that it recruited veterans of Mediacom Communications and Insight Communications.
The bidding war for Outdoor Channel heated up Friday morning, after Leo Hindery's Intermedia Outdoors raised its acquisition offer to $9.75 per share, or $237 million in cash.
Cable One lost 5,435 basic video subscribers in the first quarter, a significant difference in performance compared to the same period last year, when it gained 916 video subscribers, according to an earnings report from The Washington Post Co., its parent company.
Google Fiber said it will expand its broadband and pay TV service to the Kansas City suburb of Shawnee, where it will compete with Time Warner Cable, AT&T and cable overbuilder SureWest.
AT&T agreed to carry a new college sports network that ESPN and the Southeastern Conference will launch in August 2014 on its U-verse TV systems, setting the stage for a distribution battle with Comcast, Cox, Charter Communications and other distributors with systems in states with SEC schools.
Comcast said it will double the recording capabilities later this month on its X1 home video gateways to allow subscribers to record four TV shows or movies simultaneously while watching a fifth program.
Synacor stock jumped about 22 percent Wednesday after it announced a deal to provide TV Everywhere authentication for Verizon's FiOS TV subscribers.
Comcast said Thursday that it promoted Cathy Avgiris to CFO of its cable division, effective July 1, and that she'll succeed Dave Scott, who is retiring after 20 years at the company.
CBS Corp. said it saw first-quarter revenue jump 6 percent to $4.04 billion, attributing much of the gains to the performance of premium network Showtime and increased retransmission-consent fees collected from cable operators and satellite TV providers.
Top cable executives and industry lobbyists rolled out the welcome mat for Tom Wheeler, a former National Cable & Telecommunications Association chief whom President Obama nominated Wednesday to be the next chairman of the FCC.