Synacor's Michael Bishara Named to Broadcasting & Cable's 2013 Digital
BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 20, 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 that Michael Bishara, SVP of Product and GM of TV Everywhere,
has been named to Broadcasting & Cable's 2013 Digital All-Stars list.
B&C's Digital All-Stars list spotlights professionals across the television
industry who are demonstrating the unique ability to make the digital world
work for them and their businesses. Michael was nominated as an industry
thought leader who, along with his team, created Synacor's award-winning TV
Everywhere solutions for providers, which offer pay-TV subscribers seamless
access to their favorite shows and premium programming at any time and on any
Michael joins others named to the B&C's 4^th Annual Digital All-Stars list,
including Michael Biard, Fox Networks; Peter Blacker, Telemundo Media; David
Campanelli, Horizon Media; Mark DeBevoise, CBS Interactive; Tamara Franklin,
Scripps Networks Interactive; Rebecca Glashow, Discovery Communications; Lisa
Hsia, Bravo Digital Media; Rachel Lam, Time Warner Investments; Christine
Merrifield, MediaVest USA; Danielle Mullin, ABC Family; Michael Quigley,
Turner Broadcasting; Dan Suratt, A+E Networks and Rob Tuck, The CW.
A TV Everywhere visionary, innovator and pioneer, Michael Bishara is largely
credited as a force behind the development and successful launch of HBO GO and
now Synacor's award-winning, next-gen TV and TV Everywhere offerings. Prior to
his current position, Bishara was senior vice president, HBO Broadband/
Digital Group where he was responsible for the overall strategy, development
and rollout of broadband products, including industry benchmark HBO GO. Before
HBO, Bishara worked at Time Inc. and AT&T in marketing and product leadership
With Michael Bishara at the helm, Synacor's TV Everywhere solution has emerged
as an industry example of excellence, garnering a TV of Tomorrow Leadership
Award for "Most Significant Technology Product" for its Cloud ID: Social Login
product, the TMC Cable Spotlight "Product of the Year Award" and the CableFAX
Best of the Web Award for "Best TV Everywhere Technology."
Michael is a heavily sought-after speaker, having recently presented at CES,
Digital Hollywood, Variety Entertainment and Technology Summit, NextTV Summit,
OnScreen Media Summit, Streaming Media East and TV of Tomorrow Show 2013.
For more information on Synacor and its TV Everywhere services please visit
synacor.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To see Michael Bishara talk more
about TV Everywhere, please click here or 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.
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