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Synacor's Michael Bishara Named To Broadcasting & Cable's 2013 Digital All-Stars List

BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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 4 th 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.

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