Synacor Enables BendBroadband to Offer TV Everywhere to Their Subscribers
March 30, 2012 --
BUFFALO, N.Y. and BEND, Ore., March 30, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Synacor, Inc. (Nasdaq:SYNC), provider of the leading technology platform enabling cable, satellite, telecom and consumer electronics companies to authenticate their consumers and deliver digital entertainment, TV Everywhere, and online services, today announced it has reached an agreement with BendBroadband, a regional technology leader in broadband, data and communication services, to offer TV Everywhere solutions including HBO, Cinemax, and Turner content, as well as Hulu, to BendBroadband subscribers.
Synacor powers BendBroadband's subscriber-facing website, which provides access to email, social networks, news, games, and services all through a central, customizable hub. With the new agreement, Synacor will provide TV Everywhere services and authentication for HBO GO and MAX GO, giving BendBroadband subscribers free online access to HBO and Cinemax content, as well as Turner and Hulu, at any time, wherever they are.
In related news, Synacor also has made it easier for BendBroadband subscribers to manage their DVRs, either at home or while away, through Synacor's integration with ARRIS Whole Home Solution. Subscribers can schedule and cancel recordings, check local listings, manage Parental Control settings and more using PCs or Macs.
"We're thrilled to have Synacor onboard so we can deliver all the TV Everywhere services and content our subscribers are eager to enjoy like HBO GO and MAX GO, as well as Hulu and this month's NCAA Division 1 Men's Basketball Tournament games that aired on Turner," said Mark Hobbs, BendBroadband, Director of Marketing. "Our subscribers want their favorite shows, sports, movies, games and news at their fingertips, at the time of their choosing and on multiple devices. With Synacor, BendBroadband can deliver an even better consumer experience."
Synacor's white-label TV Everywhere solution includes video aggregation, mediation, and single sign-on authentication, as well as back-office integrations with cable operators' rights, I.D., and billing systems. Synacor's exhaustive metadata allows consumers quick and seamless access to content that's most relevant to them, ensuring an easy and enjoyable search and discovery experience.
"Synacor and BendBroadband coming together to offer TV Everywhere solutions to subscribers is an important step in the deployment of TV Everywhere across the country," said Michael Bishara, Synacor VP and General Manager of TV Everywhere. "By selecting Synacor, BendBroadband can be confident they'll deliver the content and services their subscribers want most, and on multiple connected devices."
Synacor, having provided TV Everywhere services for a number of cable and satellite customers, has completed integrations with 24 authenticated pay-TV channels and more than 30 free. [Dish Network, Charter, Suddenlink, Mediacom, and WOW! among others. Integrations include HBO GO, Max GO, CNN, TBS, TNT, tru TV, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Epix, CEG (E!, Style, G4), Fox, Speed2, Sony Movie Channel, BigTen and a number of other TV channels.]
For more information on Synacor's TV Everywhere services including "TV Everywhere for Everyone," please visit synacor.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Synacor's customer-branded platform enables cable, satellite, telecom and consumer electronics companies to deliver TV Everywhere, digital entertainment, services and apps to their end-consumers, strengthening those relationships while monetizing the engagement. Synacor is headquartered in Buffalo, NY. For more information, visit synacor.com. Integrate. Authenticate. Engage.
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BendBroadband is a family-owned, local company serving Central Oregon since 1955. A leader in the cable and broadband sectors, the company offers an extensive range of broadband, fiber connectivity, cable television and telephone services for commercial and residential customers. Central Oregon facilities include more than 1500 miles of fiber and coax infrastructure and wireless facilities which cover all Central Oregon communities. Services include metropolitan optical Ethernet, T-1/PRI and hosted PBX services. High-speed Internet options provide speeds up to 100 Mbps, with 1 GigE offerings available. The company serves rural customers over a 4G LTE fixed-wireless network, one of a few such broadband networks in the nation. In 2011, the company opened the BendBroadband Vault, a Tier III, SSAE 16, LEED Gold-certified data center with hosted storage for primary site and disaster recovery needs, equipment colocation and managed services.
BendBroadband was among the first companies in the United States to convert to a 100% digital video signal and offers a spectrum of video services, including multi-room DVR and TV Everywhere service to tablets and mobile devices. BendBroadband focuses its corporate contributions and sponsorship efforts on youth, and by supporting an array of arts and entertainment in Central Oregon. In the community, BendBroadband provides extensive local sports coverage, civic programming and local features created and produced by COTV, channel 11 and 611.
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