Syncbak to Carry Gray Television Stations

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Atlanta-based Gray Television to add all 41 stations to Syncbak’s internet TV platform, bringing total to near 200 stations.

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Syncbak is providing another critical route for Gray to reach its viewers on all devices.

Syncbak announced today that all 41 television stations owned by Gray Television, Inc. will be carried on Syncbak’s Internet TV platform, bringing the total number of stations deploying Syncbak’s technology to almost 200.

Syncbak’s Internet TV platform uses location-based authentication technology to enable local television stations to stream their signal to in-market consumers. By partnering with Syncbak, Gray is able to replicate its existing national, local and affiliate partnerships on the Internet and mobile devices.

Gray has been testing Syncbak’s system at four of its stations for the past several months. After careful evaluation of those initiatives, Gray has decided to launch all of its television stations commercially on Syncbak’s platform. Consequently, in the coming weeks, the following Gray stations will stream on Syncbak all programs within their schedules that have been cleared for streaming to the local viewers within each station’s market:

WVLT, CBS, Knoxville
WKYT, CBS, Lexington
WYMT, CBS, Lexington-Hazard
WSAZ, NBC, Charleston-Huntington
KAKE, ABC, Wichita
WOWT, NBC, Omaha
WMTV, NBC, Madison
KBTX, CBS, Bryan-College Station
KWTX, CBS, Waco
KKTV, CBS, Colorado Springs-Pueblo
WNDU, NBC, South Bend
WITN, NBC, Greenville, NC
KOLN, CBS, Lincoln, NE
KSNB, MY, Lincoln, NE
WCTV, CBS, Tallahassee-Thomasville
KOLO, ABC, Reno
WRDW, CBS, Augusta
WILX, NBC, Lansing
WEAU, NBC, La Crosse-Eau Claire
WSAW, CBS, Wausau-Rhinelander
WIFR, CBS, Rockford
WIBW, CBS, Topeka
WSWG, CBS, Albany, GA
WECP, CBS, Panama City
WJHG, NBC, Panama City
KXII, CBS/FOX, Sherman-Ada
WTVY, CBS, Dothan
WRGX, NBC, Dothan
WHSV, ABC, Harrisonburg
WSVF, FOX/CBS, Harrisonburg
TV3, ABC, Winchester, VA
WBKO, ABC/FOX, Bowling Green
WAHU, FOX, Charlottesville
WCAV, CBS, Charlottesville
WVAW, ABC, Charlottesville
KKCO, NBC, Grand Junction-Montrose
WTOK, ABC, Meridian
WIYE, CBS, Parkersburg
WOVA, FOX, Parkersburg
WTAP, NBC, Parkersburg
KNPL, CBS, North Platte

“We are thrilled with Gray Television’s vote of confidence,” says Jack Perry, Syncbak’s Founder and CEO. “We look forward to helping them deliver great programming to viewers wherever they are, on whatever device they decide to use.”

“Gray Television was one of the very first broadcasters to launch mobile DTV service,” noted Bob Prather, Gray’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “Over the past few months, Syncbak has proven that they can provide another critical route to reach our local viewers. We are therefore excited to be able to improve our local products by adding all of our stations to the Syncbak platform.”

Gray Television is one of 40 broadcast groups testing Syncbak’s platform. The company’s technology is being tested in more than 150 television stations in 98 markets representing all major networks, including CBS, ABC, FOX, NBC and The CW. Strategic investors of Syncbak include CBS, the National Association of Broadcasters and the Consumer Electronics Association.

About Syncbak

Syncbak’s technology “localizes the internet” for broadcasters, networks and entertainment studios, enabling retransmission of live television over the internet in much the same way it works over cable, satellite and telcos. Its internet TV platform, including a proprietary CDN and mobile app, authenticate, distribute and measure live television for in-market distribution to mobile and connected devices. Syncbak was founded in 2009 by Jack Perry. The Syncbak app is available in the App Store and Google Play. For more information, go to Syncbak.com.

About Gray Television

Gray Television Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, owns and operates television stations broadcasting 85 channels of programming in 30 television markets. With 21 CBS-affiliated channels, it is the largest independent owner of CBS affiliates in the United States. Gray also owns ten NBC affiliates, nine ABC affiliates and five FOX affiliates.

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