BUFFALO, N.Y. and NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 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 "TV Everywhere: It's Here, So Where's the Money?" panel at the CableFAX TV Innovation Summit: Monetizing Apps, TVE and Social TV at 10:15 a.m. ET on Tuesday, September 24, Yale Club in New York, NY.
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 what should be done to take TV Everywhere authentication to the next level without irritating customers or compromising convenience and utility. The panel also will cover how to drive revenue through advertising, sponsored content and customer engagement techniques, as well as how content providers and distributors can work together to avoid issues like customer ownership.
Other speakers in the "TV Everywhere: It's Here, So Where's the Money?" panel include Mark Garner, A + E Television Networks; John Harran, Turner Broadcasting System; Ron Lamprecht, NBCUniversal; and Maggie Suniewick, Comcast Cable.
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, Digital Hollywood, Variety Entertainment and Technology Summit, NextTV Summit, OnScreen Media Summit, Streaming Media East and TV of Tomorrow Show 2013.