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GTA Picks Synacor For TV Everywhere Authentication

Guam-Based Telecom Scores Multiscreen Access To HBO, NBCU Content 2/14/2014 11:10 AM Eastern

Synacor, a developer of Web home pages and TV Everywhere systems, said it has been selected by Guam-based telecom company GTA to provide authentication for its slate of TV Everywhere services.

The deal, which enables GTA’s first foray into TVE, will provide access to premium content from HBO and NBCUniversal, including the programming group’s coverage of the Sochi Games, via the GTA home page and on iOS and Android-powered devices.

"TV Everywhere is the future and we are thrilled to work with Synacor to bring this TV revolution to Guam, giving our subscribers access to some of the most on-demand content, including Sochi," said Robert Haulbrook, GTA's president and chief executive officer, in a statement.  "With the help of Synacor's important behind-the-scenes work, we are able to build upon our relationship with subscribers to seamlessly deliver content via one simple single login and enhance the TV viewing experience."

"Synacor understands the complicated TV Everywhere ecosystem and we're excited to team up with GTA to introduce TV Everywhere to their eager subscribers,” added Michael Bishara, Synacor's SVP of Product and GM of TV Everywhere.

Synacor’s service provider customers include BendBroadband, Buckeye CableSystem, Google Fiber, CenturyLink, CableOne, Charter Communications, Suddenlink Communications, WideOpenWest, Surewest Communications and Verizon Communications. In addition to HBO and NBCU, it has completed integrations with programmers TBS, TNT, CNN, Fox, and Cartoon Network, among others.