Synacor Cloud ID Social Login Wins TMC 2012 Cable Spotlight Product of the Year Award

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Cloud ID Social Login Honored for Exceptional Innovation.

Synacor’s Cloud ID Social Login has received a 2012 Cable Spotlight Product of the Year Award from Cable.TMCnet.com

Cloud ID Social Login is part of Synacor’s comprehensive effort to make the TV Everywhere experience fun, friction-free and a good time for consumers. Watching TV, no matter what screen you’re on, should be fun. – Michael Bishara

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 Cloud ID Social Login has received a 2012 Cable Spotlight Product of the Year Award from Cable.TMCnet.com, a TMC sponsored cable technology website.

Cloud ID Social Login, an industry first, gives Synacor customers the ability to offer consumers 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. Synacor Cloud ID brings the convenience of Social Login to TV Everywhere consumers with the trust of entitlement verification for TV authorization.

“Thank you, TMC, for the great honor of awarding Synacor’s Cloud ID Social Login as a 2012 Cable Spotlight Product of the Year. We couldn’t be more proud,” said Michael Bishara, VP and GM of TV Everywhere, Synacor. “And Synacor is just getting started. If 80% of pay-TV subscribers don’t know TV Everywhere exists, and if only 10% of those who do know it exists are using it, we’ve got a long way to go! Cloud ID Social Login is part of Synacor’s comprehensive effort to make the TV Everywhere experience fun, friction-free and a good time for consumers. Watching TV, no matter what screen you’re on, should be fun. Keep an eye on more TV Everywhere innovations coming from Synacor.”

Synacor’s Cloud ID Management Platform provides authentication services for TV Everywhere, Messaging, Value Added Services and Identity Management Services. These capabilities help cable, satellite, telecom, consumer electronics companies, and app developers, and programmers provide a secure and trusted identity management solution for their end-consumers.

“It is my pleasure to recognize Synacor with a Cable Spotlight Product of the Year Award for its contribution to the advancement of cable technology solutions,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “I look forward to seeing more innovation from Synacor in the coming year.”

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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.

About TMC:
TMC is a global, integrated media company that supports clients' goals by building communities in print, online, and face to face. TMC publishes multiple magazines including Cloud Computing, M2M Evolution, Customer, and Internet Telephony. TMCnet is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries, and is read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors monthly. TMC produces a variety of trade events, including ITEXPO, the world's leading B2B communications event, as well as industry events: 3D Printing Conference & Expo; Asterisk World; AstriCon; (CVx) ChannelVision Expo; Cloud4SMB Expo; DevCon5 - HTML5 & Mobile App Developers Conference; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Mobile Commerce Zone Conference & Expo; SecureIT; StartupCamp; Super Wi-Fi Summit; SIP Trunking-Unified Communications (News - Alert) Seminars; Wearable Tech Conference & Expo; WebRTC Conference & Expo; and more. Visit TMC Events for additional information.

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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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