Synacor’s Jaafer Haidar Named to Multichannel News’ Annual 40 Under 40

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Synacor’s Jaafer Haidar joins other Multichannel News’ 40 Under 40 members from AMC Networks, AT&T Inc., Cablevision, Comcast, DirecTV, Disney Channel, E! Entertainment, HBO, IFC, NBCUniversal, Sony Network Entertainment, Univision Communications and WE tv.

Synacor’s Jaafer Haidar, Vice President, Mobile and Multiscreen Strategy, joins Multichannel News’ 40 Under 40 list

Jaafer was nominated as the mastermind behind Synacor’s transformation of classic content portals for service providers to cross-device, touch-screen enabled, next-gen startpages for content anywhere.

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 that Jaafer Haidar, Vice President, Mobile and Multiscreen Strategy, has been named to Multichannel News’ 40 Under 40 list.

40 Under 40 is intended to spotlight individuals under the age of 40 who are making a mark in diverse fields related to cable television, such as programming, operations, marketing, supporting vendors and engineering. Jaafer was nominated as the mastermind behind Synacor’s transformation of classic content portals for service providers to cross-device, touch-screen enabled, next-gen startpages for content anywhere.

Jaafer joins others named to the 40 Under 40 list, including Laura Sher, AMC Networks; Ryan Smith, AT&T Inc.; Bradley Feldman, Cablevision Systems; John Brzozowski, Jason Press, Comcast; Todd Arata, Comcast Cable; Alex Kaplan, DirecTV; Sean Cocchia, Disney Channel Worldwide; Jen Neal, E! Entertainment; Sabrina Caluori, HBO; Lauren Burack, IFC; Aimee Carlson, NBCUniversal; Michael Aragon, Sony Network Entertainment; Sarah Madigan, Univision Communications; and Lauren Gellert, WE tv.

Jaafer was previously co-founder and CEO of Carbyn, an HTML5 platform that seamlessly delivers apps, games, email and storage in one unified experience across all devices, until the company was acquired by Synacor in 2012. Jaafer frequently presents at industry events including CTIA, Digital Hollywood, The Cable Show and many others, and has presented to world leaders at the United Nations and US State Department on the future of mobile applications and cloud computing.

For more information on Synacor and next-gen startpages, please visit synacor.com or email tellmemore(at)synacor(dot)com. To see Synacor’s Michael Bishara talk more about TV Everywhere, please click here.

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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.
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