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
Comcast executives said Wednesday that the company expects that it will be able to reduce spending on programming and technology with its acquisition of Time Warner Cable, predicting that the combined company will be able to reduce capital spending by $400 million annually within three years of the deal closing.
Comcast's deal to acquire Time Warner Cable will likely result in the demise of the American Television Alliance, a coalition of pay TV distributors that TWC formed in 2010 to lobby for reform of retransmission-consent rules, an executive at one of ATVA's member companies told FierceCable Thursday.
Virgin Media said Wednesday that it reached the milestone of 2 million subscribers using TiVo DVRs and multiscreen video software.
Comcast has struck an electronic sell-through deal with Warner Bros. which will see it add "Gravity," "Argo," "The Great Gatsby" and other movies from the studio to its Xfinity On Demand digital store.
A Verizon technician was arrested by police in Suffolk County, N.Y., on Tuesday, for allegedly intentionally severing an underground fiber optic line last month that rival Cablevision uses to deliver its Optimum service to subscribers on Long Island.
Nielsen reversed its decision to include viewers who rely solely on broadband Internet connections to consume video in its ratings sample, in a victory for the National Association of Broadcasters and the local TV stations that it represents.
Comcast may be preparing to deploy a new device called XR8 which would allow its Xfinity subscribers to control set-tops with "Aim Anywhere" technology that uses the ZigBee RF4CE specification, according to recent FCC filings from remote control vendor Universal Electronics.
Top German cable operator Kabel Deutschland said it licensed the Reference Design Kit (RDK) software stack that Comcast and Time Warner Cable have been pitching to other cable operators through their RDK LLC joint venture.
Comcast's NBCUniversal subsidiary may be considering supplying subscribers of kids network Sprout with tablet computers that would come preloaded with entertainment and educational content, several recent trademark applications indicate.