Synacor TV Everywhere Expert Michael Bishara to Speak at OTTCON 2013 and Next TV Summit, Week of March 17, 2013

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Synacor’s Michael Bishara, TV Everywhere visionary and innovator, will address TVE, Social Login, authentication, next-gen startpages, OTT, channel-hosted apps, web-based cable portals and viewing habits

Michael Bishara, Synacor, will be addressing OTTCON 2013 and Next TV Summit.

Michael will discuss how providers like Synacor are bringing TV Everywhere to more consumers through their various solutions, including Social Login and next-gen portals.

Synacor Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNC), the 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 its Vice President and General Manager of TV Everywhere, Michael Bishara, will be addressing OTTCON 2013 at 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and Next TV Summit, at 9:20 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, Sentry Center Midtown East, NY.

A TV Everywhere visionary, innovator and pioneer, Michael Bishara, largely credited as a force behind the development and successful launch of HBO GO, will address Over-the-Top Conference 2013 attendees with the discussion, “The Evolution of Television: Authentication is the Secret Weapon,” which will highlight the pros and cons of channel-hosted apps, Web-based cable portals and the importance of authentication. The dialogue will also discuss their potential impact on the industry in the new TV Everywhere world.

At Next TV Summit, Bishara will join the panel, “TV Everywhere: Disruption, Innovation & Invention,” which will discuss the current landscape of TV Everywhere. Michael will discuss how providers like Synacor are bringing TV Everywhere to more consumers through their various solutions, including Social Login and next-gen portals.

Other speakers on the “TV Everywhere: Disruption, Innovation & Invention” panel include Peter Bryant, Vubiquity; Jon Heller, FreeWheel; Randy Lykes, Viamedia; Thomas Siegman, RSG Media; and panel moderator, Todd Spangler, Multichannel News.

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 roles. Michael is a heavily sought-after speaker, having recently presented at CES, Digital Hollywood, TelcoTV and OnScreen Media Summit.

For more information on Synacor and its TV Everywhere services please visit synacor.com or email tellmemore(at)synacor(dot)com. To see Michael Bishara talk more about TV Everywhere, please click here.

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 synacor.com. Integrate. Authenticate. Engage.

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