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.”