July 17, 2008

MyGVTC.Com Revamped and Unveiled

SMITHSON VALLEY, Texas, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- GVTC is offering its customers in central and south Texas an engaging new entry point to the Internet with the launch of a new online portal and more personalized content and features provided by Synacor.

MyGVTC.com, the home page offered to GVTC Internet customers to access their email, browse the Web and customize their Internet experience, recently completed a redesign led by Internet tools and portal provider Synacor. The new MyGVTC.com makes the shift from a basic text-based home page to an appealing broadband centric Web site that Synacor has populated with current events, streaming media and personalization tools.

"We wanted to create a Web site our Internet customers will call their home page and provide easy access to the Internet content that is most important to each customer," says Tom Zanoli, Internet product manager of GVTC. "It's all about offering added value to our customers by providing them a unique package of content."

MyGVTC.com features the latest weather, national and local news, sports and entertainment, and a significant emphasis was placed on offering lots of streaming options at no cost. Customers can choose from a wide selection of videos, family Internet games and 40 Internet radio stations, as well as other complimentary features such as access to online photo storage and editing to share with family and friends. MyGVTC.com will continually be enhanced with new features and services in the coming months.

"Synacor understands how critical it is for GVTC to consistently deliver new experiences to its customers, whether that be on the PC, the television or a mobile device -- or a combination of all three," said George Chamoun, senior vice president of client services and co-founder of Synacor, Inc. "As service providers look to stay competitive and maintain customer satisfaction as new services and technologies are unveiled to the broad consumer market, it is important that they invest in a comprehensive online strategy that will complement and add value to their offline television and phone services and ultimately extend their brand reach beyond just the traditional PC."

MyGVTC.com Internet customers will gain instant access to their GVTC Web mail and content choices simultaneously through using Synacor's integrated single sign-on solution and will have the tools needed to customize the content and location of information on the page to make it truly unique to their individual interests.

GVTC is holding a sweepstakes called "Sign Up. Log On. And Win!" to promote the redesigned Web site. Only GVTC Internet customers are eligible to enter and can win one of five prizes just by logging on to the new Web site.

   Grand Prize -- Laptop computer   1st prize -- Digital Camera   2nd prize -- Multifunction Printer   3rd prize -- Apple iPod 4GB Nanos -- 2 winners!    

The sign-up period for the contest ends on August 31, 2008. Visit http://www.mygvtc.com/ for complete contest rules.

About GVTC

GVTC is based in Smithson Valley and was formed as a telephone cooperative in 1951 to provide phone service to rural residents of Central and South Texas. Today, it provides a wide range of services to more than 32,000 members in 11 counties across an area that covers approximately 2,000 square miles. GVTC offers high-speed broadband Internet technology, digital cable TV, digital phone service and home security monitoring. It was the first telecommunications entity to provide Fiber-to-the-Home technology in South Texas. More information may be found on GVTC's newly redesigned website: http://www.gvtc.com/.

About Synacor

Synacor builds Internet tools and portals that simplify the way consumers get their digital media. Its technology platform provides white label portals, premium online content and email collaboration suites to broadband service providers such as cable operators, telecommunications companies, Internet service providers and others. Synacor provides the focused expertise and technology that allow both service providers and content providers to extend their brands online and create a relevant, personalized online experience for consumers through a single sign-on portal, enhanced content packaging and aggregated billing. For more information on Synacor, please visit http://www.synacor.com/.

    Contact: Bruce Forey                Contact: Sara Zavala    GVTC Communications                 Edelman for Synacor    Office: 830-885-8394                Office: 702-644-2465    Cell: 830-660-9112                  [email protected]    Fax: 830-885-8375    [email protected]  


CONTACT: Bruce Forey of GVTC Communications, office, +1-830-885-8394,cell, +1-830-660-9112, fax, +1-830-885-8375, [email protected]; or SaraZavala of Edelman, office, +1-702-644-2465, [email protected], forSynacor

Web site: http://www.synacor.com/http://www.mygvtc.com/http://www.gvtc.com/