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
Former Time Warner Cable CTO Jim Chiddix and former Charter Communications and Adelphia Communications CTO Marwan Fawaz are among the 13 executives that Charter has nominated for seats on TWC's board of directors.
Verizon has stopped accepting orders for its Home Monitoring and Control product, and will only allow FiOS customers who already subscribe to the $9.99 monthly service to continue using it, a spokesman said Monday.
Time Warner Cable's new super DVR is the Arris IP805-M set-top, according to an FCC document obtained by FierceCable. A spokesman confirmed that the unit is the new six-tuner DVR that TWC plans to deploy later this year in New York and Los Angeles.
Rather than raise its bid to acquire Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications reportedly will nominate 13 new directors for TWC's board of directors this week as it attempts to execute a hostile takeover of the nation's second largest cable MSO.
Verizon is no longer offering customers who subscribe to both its FiOS and Verizon Wireless services $10 monthly discounts for agreeing to have charges for both services placed on one monthly bill, spokesman Bob Elek said Monday.
Nearly one month after dropping The Weather Channel, DirecTV said Monday that it is working with WeatherNation, the programmer that replaced TWC, to add local weather reports and a mosaic program guide channel that it will use during severe storms.
Time Warner Cable, Comcast and other pay-TV distributors could face tougher negotiations with TV stations in Detroit and Buffalo, N.Y., after Scripps announced Monday that it will acquire stations owned by Granite Broadcasting in the cities.
Two recent Verizon patent applications offer a glimpse at new business models it could adopt with the integration of its pay TV and wireless services, including the idea of offering customers discounts on their phone or pay-TV bills in exchange for allowing Verizon to deliver ads to the home screens of their mobile devices.
Wave Broadband has launched a 110 Mbps high-speed Internet service, and the Kirkland, Wash.-based company is also running a promotion for a $9.95 monthly 5 Mbps tier.
With Comcast expanding the rollout of new Wi-Fi gateways that contain a second antenna designed to power neighborhood hotspots, the MSO is generating more publicity in both local and national media outlets. Some of those reports include feedback from subscribers who say they aren't thrilled with the idea of a device in their home being used by their neighbors.