Synacor Adds Verizon FiOS TV DutiesExpanded Deal Covers Sign-On and Authentication Services for the My Verizon Web Hub 5/01/2013 1:46 AM Eastern
Synacor has expanded its relationship with Verizon Communications to include single sign-on, search and authentication capabilities for My Verizon, the central TV Everywhere and services hub for FiOS TV’s nearly 5 million subscribers.
The My Verizon start page powered by Synacor's backend and integration systems provides FiOS TV subs with access to live linear feeds and on-demand fare from more than 40 channels, including HBO, Showtime, Syfy, USA Network, CNBC, Telemundo, Golf Channel, and NBC. The My Verizon Web hub also lets FiOS TV subs access their email and manage their DVRs remotely and gain access to a menu of casual games.
“Consumers want access to their favorite TV shows and movies all in one place versus endlessly searching across every channel and show website, app or individual OTT offering. Whether it's Game of Thrones, Girls, or even a can't miss episode of Real Housewives, we want Verizon FiOS customers to find it easily on one site and with only one log in,” said Michael Bishara, Synacor’s VP and GM of TV Everywhere, in a statement. “With our customized solutions, handling programmer integrations, authentication and consumer-friendly single sign-on, we’re delighted to be working with Verizon and ultimately increasing end-consumer engagement.”
Buffalo, N.Y.-based Synacor’s largest four customers are Charter Communications, CenturyLink, Toshiba America Information Systems and Verizon. Among recent wins, Synacor nabbed a deal to support Cable One’s TV Everywhere platform for programmers and content partners such as HBO, Fox, Hulu, Turner Broadcasting and Big Ten Network TV. Last month, Midcontinent became one of the first operators to use Synacor’s Social Login, a service that lets customers authenticate for TV Everywhere services via their Facebook, Twitter or Google accounts.