Synacor and Verizon FiOS Expand Partnership to Offer New Integrated TV Experience for FiOS TV Customers

Jan 14, 2015

New Startpage, Video Search & Discovery Products for Smartphones, Tablets and Desktop Now Live

BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Synacor Inc. (Nasdaq:SYNC), the trusted technology, services and revenue partner for video, Internet and communications providers, and device manufacturers, today announced it has expanded its relationship with Verizon, launching Synacor's new Startpage and Video Search & Discovery Products, which offer Verizon's nearly 5.5 million FiOS TV subscribers an easy and enjoyable cross-platform TV experience. FiOS customers can check out what's new, watch live TV and check out what's trending on FiOS at

"Our customers want to search, discover and enjoy TV on every screen, whether it's live, video on-demand, on their smartphone or tablet, and Synacor's solution helps us deliver a seamless experience," said Rick Haring, Verizon's Director of Digital and Social Engagement.

"Verizon FiOS subscribers expect the most convenient enjoyable TV experience possible, and Synacor is thrilled our new Startpage and multiscreen Video Search & Discovery products have been selected to support Verizon's industry-leading efforts," said Michael Bishara, Synacor's SVP of Product and GM of TV Everywhere. "The Verizon FiOS team's vision has created opportunities to innovate the TV Everywhere experience and to launch our next-gen Startpage and 'PowerPlay' Video Search & Discovery products on smartphones, tablets and desktops."

Benefits to Verizon FiOS pay-tv subscribers:

  • Effortless multiscreen TV experience
  • Simple Search & Discovery experience, including Live, VOD, TV Everywhere
  • Deep catalog of shows and movie information as well as title and thumbnail
  • Watching TV across devices as fun and easy as watching regular TV

Benefits to pay-tv providers:

  • Brings together all the video services the provider is providing to their subscribers across both video and broadband experiences
  • Unified guide for Search & Discovery and recommendations
  • Providing subscribers with an easy-to-use, next-gen TV experience across any device, cross-browser and native app

For more information on Synacor and its next-gen TV products, please visit or email

About Synacor

Synacor (Nasdaq:SYNC) is the trusted technology, services and revenue partner for video, Internet and communications providers, and device manufacturers. We deliver modern, multiscreen experiences and advertising to their consumers that require scale, actionable data and sophisticated implementation.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release includes certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on the current expectations or beliefs of management of Synacor, and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. Actual results may vary materially from those expressed or implied by the statements herein due to changes in economic, business, competitive, technological and/or regulatory factors, and other factors affecting the operation of the respective businesses of Synacor. More detailed information about these factors may be found under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations," in Synacor's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, which is available on the company's website at and on the SEC's website at Synacor is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any such obligation to, update or alter their respective forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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