BUFFALO, N.Y. and NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 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 Product and GM of TV Everywhere, Michael Bishara, will be speaking in the "Making TV Everywhere a Reality" panel at NYC Television Week at 11:55 a.m. ET on Wednesday, October 30, Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York City.
A TV Everywhere visionary, innovator and pioneer, Michael Bishara, largely credited as a force behind the development and successful launch of HBO GO and now Synacor's award-winning, next-gen TV and TV Everywhere offerings, will participate in a discussion around the evolution of TV Everywhere and how major players are tackling issues like user experience and authentication. Panel participants will also discuss the future of TV Everywhere, offering insights into what must be done to bring universal adoption to fruition.
Other speakers in the "Making TV Everywhere a Reality" panel include Cathy Hetzel, Rentrak; Billy Stewart, Viamedia; Jonathan Wilner, Ooyala; and moderator Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel News.
Prior to his current position, Bishara was senior vice president, HBO Broadband/ Digital Group where he was responsible for the overall strategy, development and rollout of broadband products, including industry benchmark HBO GO. Before HBO, Bishara worked at Time Inc. and AT&T in marketing and product leadership roles. Michael was recently named to Broadcasting & Cable's 2013 Digital All-Stars list and is a heavily sought-after speaker, having recently presented at CES, NextTV Summit, OnScreen Media Summit, Streaming Media East, TV of Tomorrow Show 2013, CableFAX TV Innovation Summit and Variety Entertainment and Technology Summit Co-Produced With Digital Hollywood.