BUFFALO, N.Y. and SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 10, 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 its SVP of Strategy and Business Affairs, Theodore May, will participate in a panel, "Video Everywhere Devices and Monetization," at the Next TV Summit at 9:05 a.m. PT on Wednesday, September 11, at the Grand Hyatt San Francisco. With a track record of consistently identifying "the next big thing" in digital entertainment content and successfully creating and managing Synacor's broad range of content partner and vendor relationships, Ted May will take part in a discussion covering the opportunities for monetizing video on multiple platforms. The panel will also cover the kinds of content that offers the best potential for monetization, the complications brought on by fragmentation and the role TV Everywhere plays in the larger video everywhere landscape. Other speakers on the "Video Everywhere Devices and Monetization" panel include Will Law, Akamai Technology; Jay Sampson, Machinima; Doug Sylvester, Vubiquity; Fraser Woollard, Mediaocean; and panel moderator, George Winslow, Broadcasting & Cable. Prior to his current position, May held positions at America Online, Inc. and Cablevision Systems Corp. During his tenure at AOL, Ted led business strategy for the AOL Service, broadband, home networking and the first wave of digital media services and, as a result, the company's subscriber base increased from 10 million to 32 million customers. While at Cablevision, he was instrumental in the launch of the company's first Internet service offerings including broadband, interactive services, and first forays into DBS. Ted is an experienced speaker, having recently presented at the ScreenPlays Media Innovations Summit, Digital Hollywood, CONNECTIONS: The Digital Living Conference and CTAM.