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Synacor fuels MetroCast’s TV Everywhere Web portal

Tue, 04/17/2012 - 2:18pm
Mike Robuck

Synacor is provisioning MetroCast Communications’ new Web portal that will give the cable operator’s customers access to its TV Everywhere service and other video content.

The Synacor-powered site – MetroCast.net – gives MetroCast subscribers access to services, content and news from a central, customizable hub. With Synacor, MetroCast subscribers will be able to access thousands of video assets, social networks, email and news from outlets such as CNN. MetroCast said it expects to provide authenticated TV Everywhere content to its subscribers later this year.

"Our subscribers want their favorite TV shows, movies and more when it's most convenient for them," said MetroCast's vice president of advanced services Josh Barstow. "We are pleased to partner with Synacor to bring MetroCast customers a wide array of content and services in one central location, right from their Web browser."

Synacor's white-label TV Everywhere platform includes video aggregation, mediation and single sign-on authentication, as well as back office integrations with cable operators' rights, ID and billing systems.

MetroCast Communications offers its triple-play services in approximately 200 communities in the states of New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, Mississippi and Alabama.

Synacor’s roster of cable operator customers includes Cable One, Charter Communications, Mediacom Communications and Suddenlink.

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