Why Him? Under Frankel’s leadership, Synacor has made major advances in the delivery of TV Everywhere presentation, discovery, mediation and entitlement. “It’s a very complicated ecosystem that will continue to evolve,” he says. “We… still have a lot to do in this area.”

Busy Everywhere: Synacor’s TV Everywhere division has more than 30 people working on tablet access, enhanced search and discovery, a new presentation layer and many more integrations with programmers, MSOs and key middleware providers.

When Will Authentication Be A Success? “When lots of users are actually using TV Everywhere, when consumers understand the high value of their MSO Identification and when a wide range of compelling content is available using it.”

On Your iPad: “I show off our TV Everywhere application.”

Most Valuable Traits for a Digital Executive: “Flexibility and focus.”

Most Exciting Digital Opportunity for Cable: “Extension of a wide range of services including TV, video, music, games, etc. to online and multi-device delivery.”

What You Miss About Analog: “Time.”

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Verizon, NYC Reach Settlement

Verizon has an agreement with New York City that settles proceedings against it after the city claimed it had failed to meet buildout terms for its Fios network under its cable franchise agreement.

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