Synacor Hires COO

Veteran interactive media executive Tim Peterman has been named Chief Operating Officer of the company

July 20, 2009

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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Synacor, a leading technology company providing Internet solutions to ISPs, media companies and advertisers, announced today that veteran interactive media executive Tim Peterman has been named Chief Operating Officer of the company.

Peterman, whose career has been focused on building, acquiring and operating interactive and e-commerce businesses, joins Synacor after having served as senior vice president of interactive media for Scripps Network Interactive (NYSE: SNI). Previously, he had held executive positions with IAC (NASDAQ: IACI), Sinclair Communications (NASDAQ: SBGI), and Tribune Company.

“With the continued growth of our business into new market segments and geographic areas, the coordination of support across all operational departments is taking on greater levels of importance,” said Ron Frankel, president and CEO of Synacor. “Tim Peterman has the executive skills, the industry knowledge and the track record of success that will maximize the value of Synacor’s solutions for our customers and our partners.”

During his six years with Scripps, which owns popular cable networks such as HGTV and Food Network, Peterman helped guide the company’s expanding presence into interactive media. This included his leadership role in the acquisition and operations of Shopzilla, a leading comparison shopping service for products in the United States.

Synacor Inc.

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