Synacor Announces Industry's First White-Label Auto Authentication Solution
for TV Everywhere Access While in the Home or via Social Login Wherever the
Location, Both are Part of Synacor's Cloud ID Offering
Cloud ID Social Login Celebrates Year of Awards and Accolades Leading Into NYC
Television Week, October 28-30, Accelerating TV Everywhere Adoption, With New
Innovations on the Way
BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 28, 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 the industry's first white-label auto authentication solution
for TV Everywhere access while in the home as well as via Social Login.
Synacor's auto authentication solution recognizes a user's broadband
network-based pay-TV account for at-home mobile access or connects via a
user's familiar social media login, wherever the location. Both are part of
Synacor's Cloud ID offering, and expected availability is Q1 2014.
More is on the horizon for Cloud ID. Leading into NYC Television Week, Synacor
continues its momentum with Cloud ID Social Login, having been the industry's
first authentication solution allowing pay-TV subscribers easy access to
services, apps and entertainment using their existing Facebook, Twitter and
Since its debut, Cloud ID Social Login has been recognized by the technology
and digital entertainment industry as a superior solution and tremendous step
forward in the universal adoption of TV Everywhere. In addition to attention
from technology influencers like Kara Swisher at AllThingsD, Cloud ID Social
Login has garnered several noteworthy awards including the TV of Tomorrow
Leadership Award for the Most Significant Technology, Platform or Product, the
TMC Cable Spotlight Product of the Year and CableFAX Best of the Web Award as
the best TV Everywhere technology. Earlier this year, Synacor was invited to
showcase its Cloud ID Social Login and TV Everywhere products alongside other
technology elite at Google's Developer Sandbox at Google I/O 13.
In addition to its white-label auto authentication solution, Synacor has
several new upcoming innovations for Cloud ID Social Login including
oeasy creation of Online Pay-TV accounts paired with Social IDs;
oTV Everywhere Fraud Prevention via Video Stream Limiting and Session
oexpanded Single Sign On (SSO) with Open ID Support for partners; and
oAuthentication and Authorization for mobile TV Everywhere app developers.
Industry leaders and organizations are not the only ones acknowledging the
groundbreaking technology behind Cloud ID Social Login. The solution has
caught the eye of some of the biggest MVPDs in the industry. And coming soon
for Cloud ID Social Login, Synacor recently partnered with Grupo TVCable
Ecuador, marking the company's entry into the booming Latin American market.
"Watching TV is fun. Watching TV on our favorite mobile devices should be just
as fun. In this era of hyper accessibility, the promise of TV Everywhere is
seamless access to all the content and services consumers can imagine,
anytime, anywhere and on the device of their choosing. Cloud ID Social Login
helps make that happen, all through one simple, familiar login," said Michael
Bishara, Synacor's SVP of Product and GM of TV Everywhere. "As we continue to
roll-out white-label innovations for Cloud ID like auto authentication in the
home or via Social Login, we are excited to continue our behind-the-scenes
work accelerating TV Everywhere adoption."
Social Login gives Synacor customers the flexibility to offer subscribers
access to online pay-TV content with their favorite social accounts like
Facebook, Twitter or Google. The offering simultaneously authorizes with the
subscriber's pay-TV provider or billing account. Cloud ID brings the
convenience of Social Login to TV Everywhere consumers with the trust of
entitlement verification for TV authorization.
Synacor's Cloud ID Management Platform provides authentication services for TV
Everywhere, Messaging, Value Added Services and Identity Management Services.
These capabilities help consumer electronics companies, app developers and
programmers to provide a secure and trusted identity management solution to
For more information on Synacor and Cloud ID Social Login, please visit
synacor.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: Synacor Contact:
VP, Corporate Communications
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