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
Interactive program guide vendor Rovi said it scored a deal with Microsoft Corp. to supply it with TV listings data for its new Xbox One gaming console, which hits retail stores on Nov. 22.
Comcast needs the FCC to open up the 5 GHz spectrum band to power next-generation Wi-Fi services that could allow it to deliver wireless broadband at speeds of up to 1 Gbps, SVP of Business Development Tom Nagel testified at a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Wednesday.
Verizon said Wednesday that it acquired upLynk, the streaming video technology provider that Walt Disney Co. uses to manage video encoding and delivery for TV Everywhere apps such as Watch Disney Channel.
Dish Network and Verizon's FiOS TV are reducing the number of smartphone and tablet applications their subscribers need to control set-tops and watch video on mobile devices.
Multiscreen video technology firm Clearleap said Wednesday that it raised $20 million in its third round of funding, which was led by Susquehanna Growth Equity and included existing investors Trinity Ventures and Noro-Moseley.
Subscriptions for FiOS Internet are outpacing FiOS TV sales, with popularity of over-the-top video services impacting subscription sales, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo said Wednesday.
Dish Network CEO Charlie Ergen said Wednesday that over-the-top pay TV services will emerge, but that difficulties striking rights deals with programmers would impact how soon new virtual services from Intel and other players get off the ground.
While Time Warner Cable isn't yet charging fees to subscribers participating in a telemedicine test it is conducting with the Cleveland Clinic, the "Virtual Visit" program could help the company make a business from selling a bundle that includes a videoconferencing system that encrypts communications between doctors and patients.
While LIN TV's contracts with Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications and other distributors will help it grow retransmission-consent fees to more than $130 million in 2013, CFO Richard Schmaeling said Wednesday that LIN's success in hiking fees could make it tougher for another broadcaster to acquire.
Dish Network's bet on the Hopper DVR helped it reduce subscriber churn to 1.66 percent in the third quarter, and it picked up 35,000 net pay TV customers.