Synacor Enters Booming Latin America Market, Selected by Grupo TVCable Ecuador for Next-Gen Portal, Email Services, and Future

Synacor Enters Booming Latin America Market, Selected by Grupo TVCable Ecuador
for Next-Gen Portal, Email Services, and Future TV Everywhere

Synacor and Grupo TVCable Ecuador Plan Q4 2013 Consumer Trials

BUFFALO, N.Y. and QUITO, Ecuador, Aug. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Synacor,
Inc. (Nasdaq:SYNC), the leading provider of next-gen startpages, award-winning
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 been selected by Grupo TVCable Ecuador,
Ecuador's largest cable operator and founding member of TEPAL, for consumer
portal and email services; trials commencing later this year with TV
Everywhere in phase two. This agreement cements Synacor's commitment in Latin
America, bringing content, personnel and, eventually infrastructure to the

Synacor's partnership with Grupo TVCable Ecuador marks the company's most
significant foray into Latin America. With approximately 50 million high-speed
Internet households in Latin America, there is a clear opportunity for Synacor
to expand its reach in Ecuador and beyond. According to the Latin American
Council of Multichannel Advertising (LACMA), pay-TV grew in all Latin American
countries in the past year, and today more than 55 percent of Latin Americans
have access to the pay-TV (April, 2013). This number is expected to increase
in coming years. And the mobile market is red hot, projected by Informa
Telecoms & Media to grow 7.1 percent this year, totaling 742 million active
mobile subscriptions.

"Providing our customers with world-class portal and email services is of
vital importance to Grupo TVCable Ecuador, and we're particularly excited
about the opportunity to entertain and inform our high-speed Internet
subscribers," said Grupo TVCable Ecuador CEO Jorge Schwartz. "Our relationship
with Synacor is valuable in providing Grupo TVCable Ecuador further
opportunities to cross promote many of our services to our customers, keeping
them entertained, engaged and loyal. We select and invest in leading
technology firms that give us sustainable competitive advantages. We have
started the trial planning, scheduling and early execution steps. Our early
look at Synacor's platform and its capabilities is both reassuring and
promising. Welcome, Synacor, to Latin America."

"With Latin America not only one of the fastest growing and largest economies
in the world, but also surging in high-speed Internet use and mobile device
proliferation, Synacor is thrilled to have a partner in the marketplace, Grupo
TVCable Ecuador, one of the largest and most influential providers in Latin
America," said Synacor CEO, Ron Frankel. "We're honored to help Grupo TVCable
Ecuador provide their subscribers with incomparable portal and email services,
increasing their enjoyment while also ultimately increasing their ARPU. The
region's rapid high-speed Internet adoption and mobile device escalation
offers a unique opportunity for Grupo TVCable Ecuador to introduce the
multi-screen experience to its subscribers, so they can access their email,
special services and favorite content when they want, where they want, and on
the device of their choosing."

As part of the trial, Grupo TVCable Ecuador's high-speed Internet subscribers
will gain access to the consumer-facing, Spanish-language portal. Synacor's
email services will be available to new subscribers.

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, any time, anywhere. For more information on
Synacor and its next-gen startpages, please visit or email

About Synacor

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.

About Grupo TVCable Ecuador

Grupo TVCable Ecuador is the country largest services provider funded 100%
with Ecuadorian capital to provide multimedia services, telephony, and
high-speed Internet throughout the country major cities. TVCable Ecuador was
established in 1986, and currently operates in more than 20 cities with
dominant presence in the capital Quito, the country commercial hub Guayaquil
and anchor cities such as Cuenca, Salinas and Manta.

The Group owns and operates affiliates in the TV and high-speed Internet
sectors – TV Cable; Telephony sector – SETEL; and provide wireless WIMAX
capabilities to businesses and enterprises.

Forward-Looking Statements

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.

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         Meredith Roth, VP, Corporate Communications

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