Synacor’s Michael Bishara Named to Broadcasting & Cable’s 2013 Digital All-Stars List

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A NewBay Media Publication Alongside Multichannel News, B&C Selects Synacor’s Michael Bishara and other 2013 honorees from Fox Networks, Telemundo Media, Horizon Media, CBS Interactive, Scripps Networks Interactive, Discovery Communications, Bravo Digital Media, Time Warner Investments, MediaVest USA, ABC Family, Turner Broadcasting, A+E Networks and The CW.

Synacor’s Michael Bishara named to B&C’s 2013 Digital All-Stars list for his work and leadership around TV Everywhere

A TV Everywhere visionary, innovator and pioneer, Michael Bishara is largely credited as a force behind the development and successful launch of HBO GO.

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 Michael Bishara, SVP of Product and GM of TV Everywhere, has been named to Broadcasting & Cable’s 2013 Digital All-Stars list.

B&C’s Digital All-Stars list spotlights professionals across the television industry who are demonstrating the unique ability to make the digital world work for them and their businesses. Michael was nominated as an industry thought leader who, along with his team, created Synacor’s award-winning TV Everywhere solutions for providers, which offer pay-TV subscribers seamless access to their favorite shows and premium programming at any time and on any connected device.

Michael joins others named to the B&C’s 4th Annual Digital All-Stars list, including Michael Biard, Fox Networks; Peter Blacker, Telemundo Media; David Campanelli, Horizon Media; Mark DeBevoise, CBS Interactive; Tamara Franklin, Scripps Networks Interactive; Rebecca Glashow, Discovery Communications; Lisa Hsia, Bravo Digital Media; Rachel Lam, Time Warner Investments; Christine Merrifield, MediaVest USA; Danielle Mullin, ABC Family; Michael Quigley, Turner Broadcasting; Dan Suratt, A+E Networks and Rob Tuck, The CW.

A TV Everywhere visionary, innovator and pioneer, Michael Bishara is largely credited as a force behind the development and successful launch of HBO GO and now Synacor’s award-winning, next-gen TV and TV Everywhere offerings. 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.

With Michael Bishara at the helm, Synacor’s TV Everywhere solution has emerged as an industry example of excellence, garnering a TV of Tomorrow Leadership Award for "Most Significant Technology Product" for its Cloud ID: Social Login product, the TMC Cable Spotlight "Product of the Year Award" and the CableFAX Best of the Web Award for "Best TV Everywhere Technology."

Michael is a heavily sought-after speaker, having recently presented at CES, Digital Hollywood, Variety Entertainment and Technology Summit, NextTV Summit, OnScreen Media Summit, Streaming Media East and TV of Tomorrow Show 2013.

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 or 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.

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