BUFFALO, N.Y. and HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Nov. 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Synacor Inc. (Nasdaq:SYNC), the leading provider of next-gen startpages, homescreens, award-winning TV Everywhere solutions and cloud-based Identity Management (IDM) services, across multiple devices for cable, satellite, telecom and consumer electronics companies in the U.S. and abroad, today announced its SVP of Strategy and Business Affairs, Theodore May, will be speaking in the "LTE and the Mobile Video Business Opportunity" panel at Streaming Media West 2013 at 11:30 a.m. PT on Tuesday, November 19, Hyatt Regency, Huntington Beach, Calif.
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 around whether mobile video is at a tipping point, especially with the deployment of 4G LTE and the emergence of another enhancement to video compression in the form of HEVC. The panel also will cover how wireless on-demand content and broadcast delivery of linear content by conventional means can come together in a hybrid broadcast/streaming service.
Other speakers in the "LTE and the Mobile Video Business Opportunity" panel include Norman Tyrrell, Qualcomm Labs; Kerry Travilla, MobiTV; Jack Arky, Verizon Wireless; and panel moderator, Vera Kenehan, LTE Broadcast, Ericsson.
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 Next TV Summit, ScreenPlays Media Innovations Summit, Digital Hollywood, CONNECTIONS: The Digital Living Conference and CTAM.
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, with tech hubs in Toronto and Boston. For more information, visit synacor.com.
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