Buffalo Native and Synacor Co-Founder George Chamoun Named One of ’40-Under-40′ to Watch in Cable Industry

April 27, 2009

BUFFALO, N.Y., April 27 /PRNewswire/ — Synacor, a Buffalo company that is enabling cross-platform delivery of content and services, announced today that George Chamoun, co-founder and senior vice president, client services, has been identified as one of the leading executives under the age of 40 in the cable telecommunications industry.

Chamoun, a 34-year-old graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo and a native of the city, was honored by Multichannel News as one of the publication’s “40-under-40″ innovators and influential individuals to watch. Chamoun was recognized for his role in the growth of Synacor, which provides content choice and functionality for broadband service providers and their residential and business customers.

More than 10 million unique broadband subscribers access e-mail, the Web and other services via some combination of Synacor’s broadband portal, its value-added services and its proprietary platform. Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications, Virgin Media and other customers utilize Synacor white-label solutions and content packages to deliver branded broadband experiences to their customers.

Synacor employs approximately 200 people, primarily at its headquarters in downtown Buffalo.

“While I am grateful to be included in Multichannel News’ 2009 ’40-under-40,’ this is hardly an individual honor,” said Chamoun. “Synacor’s success is a direct reflection of the commitment and support that we’ve received from our employees, our executive team and the entire Buffalo community.”

Chamoun was a 1999 recipient of Ernst & Young’s “Upstate New York’s Entrepreneur of the Year” award for his success in founding and growing Chek.com, which merged with MyPersonal to form Synacor, Inc. He has been a primary influencer in the development of many innovative products that help cable system operators to meet the dynamic technology climate.

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 www.synacor.com.

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