Synacor Expands Partnership With Verizon FiOS to Offer Seamless Content
Delivery Experience and TV Everywhere Services to Pay-TV Subscribers
Through Synacor's Startpages, Verizon FiOS TV Subscribers Have Access to a
Variety of Programming From HBO, Showtime, SyFy, Telemundo, NBC and More
BUFFALO, N.Y., May 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Synacor, Inc. (Nasdaq:SYNC),
leading provider of next-gen startpages, TV Everywhere solutions and
cloud-based Identity Management (IDM) services across multiple devices for
cable, satellite, telecom and consumer electronics companies, today announced
it has expanded its relationship with Verizon to offer the company's nearly 5
million FiOS TV subscribers access to TV shows and movies from one online
destination. The My Verizon website now includes a simple search and discovery
experience, easy authentication, and the ability to log in just once.
"Our work with Verizon shows Synacor's strategic positioning among consumers,
content providers and distributors, making sense of this complicated TV
Everywhere ecosystem on behalf of our customers and partners," said Michael
Bishara, VP and GM of TV Everywhere. "Consumers want access to their favorite
TV shows and movies all in one place versus endlessly searching across every
channel and show website, app or individual OTT offering. Whether it's 'Game
of Thrones,' 'Girls,' or even a can't miss episode of 'Real Housewives,' we
want Verizon FiOS customers to find it easily on one site and with only one
log in.With our customized solutions, handling programmer integrations,
authentication and consumer-friendly single sign-on, we're delighted to be
working with Verizon and ultimately increasing end-consumer engagement."
Synacor's consumer-facing Verizon startpage (found here) drives engagement and
allows FiOS TV subscribers to access live linear and on-demand programming
from top providers like HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, SyFy, USA Network, CNBC,
Telemundo, Bravo, Oxygen, Golf Channel, mun2, E!, Sprout, Style Network,
MSNBC, NBC, NBC Local, NBC Sports Network and NBC News. This site also gives
Verizon subscribers access to additional content and services like email,
games, DVR settings and news – all in one location, and all with a single log
in for authentication.
Synacor's next-gen startpages offer pay-TV providers an end-to-end tech
solution that's branded, customized, and revenue-generating, while
simultaneously increasing satisfaction, loyalty and engagement among their
subscribers. Providers can deliver content, services and apps to their
consumers across multiple devices, anytime, anywhere. Synacor continues to
launch dozens of compelling video content options, including partners like Fox
News Channel, Fox Sports, NHL, The Weather Channel, Starz and VEVO.
For more information on Synacor and its next-gen startpages, please visit
synacor.com or email email@example.com. To see Synacor's Michael Bishara
talk more about TV Everywhere, please click here.
Synacor's white-label platform enables cable, satellite, telecom and consumer
electronics companies to deliver TV Everywhere, digital entertainment,
cloud-based services and apps to their end-consumers across multiple devices,
strengthening those relationships while monetizing the engagement. Synacor
(Nasdaq:SYNC), is headquartered in Buffalo, NY. For more information, visit
Integrate. Authenticate. Engage.
This release includes certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of
the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are
based on the current expectations or beliefs of management of Synacor, and are
subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. Actual results may vary
materially from those expressed or implied by the statements herein due to
changes in economic, business, competitive, technological and/or regulatory
factors, and other factors affecting the operation of the respective
businesses of Synacor. More detailed information about these factors may be
found in filings by Synacor, as applicable, with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, including their respective Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Synacor
is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any such obligation to,
update or alter their respective forward-looking statements, whether as a
result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
CONTACT: Michael Zema
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