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Academy123™ Partners With Synacor To Expand NutshellMath™ Distribution Network
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, May 2, 2006 – Academy123™, an innovative provider of math homework help and instructional services, today announced it has entered into an agreement with Synacor, the leading platform provider of premium content and services on the Internet.  Under the agreement, Academy 123’s NutshellMath™ will be available as a value added service for distribution to over 10 million broadband enabled households via Synacor’s cable and telecommunication partners.

Synacor enables content providers to leverage its premium service platform to expand their user base beyond their core audience and extend their brand.

NutshellMath will be bundled with other educational and family oriented content from Synacor, and offered to broadband subscribers as part of premium service packages.  Subscribers can choose from Academy123’s products including NutshellMath Essentials, a searchable, browsable complete lesson overview for all components of Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry as well as NutshellMath Premium, which features content that is aligned page-for-page to 40,000 problems found in 32 of the leading math textbooks used in middle and high schools.

“Teaming with Synacor is an important step for us in expanding our broadband distribution reach,” said Johannes Larcher, president and CEO of Academy123. “Synacor has proven to be a valuable partner for many content providers. They clearly understand the premium content market and how to successfully offer value-added content that consumers are willing to pay for.”

“Our agreement with Academy123 enables Synacor to provide our distribution partners with premier educational math content as a value add to their millions of broadband subscribers,”  said Ron Frankel, CEO and president of Synacor. “Our platform seamlessly delivers the popular Academy123 premium content to their subscriber base through a single user interface and integrated monthly billing for an enhanced broadband experience.”

About Academy123
Academy123 is a leading provider of homework help and self-study guides for quantitative subjects throughout middle and high school. Combining instruction by certified teachers with its proprietary Listen and View™ technology, Academy123 delivers rich and expressive multimedia content in a wide variety of subjects. Academy123 products are used for homework help, classroom support, test preparation and educational enrichment. Watch a demonstration at on this site.

About Synacor
Synacor is the leading platform provider of premium content and services on the Internet. The company combines its proven industry expertise with a powerful technology platform to help many of the world’s leading broadband providers and online brands quickly and cost-effectively deliver personalized, subscription-based Internet offerings and portals into more than 10 million broadband homes. For more information, please visit

Contact information for Synacor:
Stephanie Tannenberger
mPRm Public Relations
323-933-3399 ext. 4252
Contact information for Academy123:
Barry Levenson
  Christopher Katis
Fourth Wall
323-857-5657, ext. xt.203
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