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Synacor's Theodore "Ted" May to Present Strategies for the Connected Entertainment and Digital Home Technology Industries at CONNECTIONS(TM): The Premier Connected Home Conference

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BUFFALO, N.Y. and SAN FRANCISCO, May 14, 2014 (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 & Business Affairs, Theodore "Ted" May, will participate as a speaker at CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, hosted by Parks Associates, May 13-15 in San Francisco. Ted May will participate in the session, "Cracking the Window: New Trends in Content Rights," on Wednesday, May 14 at 2:30pm Pacific.

CONNECTIONS focuses on innovative solutions for the connected consumer and leading strategies to monetize digital content, mobile applications and services, value-added services, connected consumer electronics, and home systems. May's panel session, moderated by Glenn Hower, Research Analyst, Parks Associates, examines new solutions that ensure content protection for linear and on-demand content while giving consumers the flexibility they now expect with their content. Other panelists include Scott Bagby, SVP of Strategic & International Partnerships, Rdio;
Jim Louderback, General Manager, Discovery, Discovery Digital Networks; Marty Roberts, SVP of Sales and Marketing, thePlatform; and
Jeff Ulin, General Counsel, Irdeto.

The conference, hosting 350+ industry executives, media and analysts features research sessions on OTT video, mobile and product apps, connected CE, and the connected home. The 18th-annual CONNECTIONS Conference will be held at the Airport Marriott Waterfront and features keynote presentations from AT&T, Lowe's, ARRIS, Cisco and iControl Networks.

"Digital content and connected devices, along with pervasive high-speed Internet, are changing the way consumers communicate and share and obtain information, forcing companies to test new services, licensing agreements, advertising options, and partnership opportunities," said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. "CONNECTIONS addresses all of these issues with the key stake holders from the industry, including Synacor."

Information about CONNECTIONS is available at www.connectionsconference.com. Press passes for the event are available at http://www.parksassociates.com/events/connections-us/media/presspass.

For more information on Synacor and its TV Everywhere services, visit synacor.com or email tellmemore(at)synacor(dot)com.

About CONNECTIONS™

The 18th-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference will take place May 13-15, 2014, at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront. Hosted by research firm Parks Associates, CONNECTIONS™ features research presentations, keynotes, and interactive sessions focused on emerging technologies, value-added services, marketing strategies, and business models for the entertainment and smart home industries.

The event provides interactive discussions, data on consumer trends, and market analysis, with strategic insights from industry players on entertainment, mobile, and smart home market segments. The event also features a showcase area where attendees can preview demos from event sponsors.

For more information, contact sales@parksassociates.com, call 972-490-1113, or visit www.connectionsconference.com.

About Synacor

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. In addition, Synacor offers digital ad inventory for brands wanting a customized, targeted, programmatic means of reaching their audiences. Synacor (Nasdaq:SYNC) is headquartered in Buffalo, NY, with tech hubs in Toronto, Ottawa and Boston, and ad sales offices in New York, Detroit and Los Angeles. For more information, visit synacor.com.

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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 in filings by Synacor, as applicable, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including their respective Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. 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.

CONTACT: Media Contacts: Meredith Roth VP, Corporate Communications Synacor 646-380-5141 press@synacor.com Holly Sprague Parks Associates 720-987-6614 hsprague@gmail.com

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