Advanced Television

Sezmi and Netgem team up

June 7, 2011

By Colin Mann

Multi-screen hybrid television platform provider Sezmi Corporation and connected home solutions specialist Netgem have formed a partnership to include Netgem’s set-top-box hardware and software as part of Sezmi’s comprehensive TV offering.

Sezmi brings a differentiated multi-screen TV experience to consumers with a system that adapts to varying network capabilities alleviating the need for service providers to upgrade their networks in order to deliver next-generation TV services. The pair say the partnership allows Sezmi to add to its offering the highest performing end-user devices in the market, further enhancing its ability to efficiently launch new multi-screen TV services with the least capital investment and fastest time to market.

For Netgem, whose technology already has strong penetration throughout Western Europe, Sezmi provides a turn-key service platform for operators and broader international distribution building on Sezmi’s deployments in the United States, Latin America and South-east Asia.

The first customer deployment resulting from this collaboration is already under way with Grupo Iusacell, one of Mexico’s leading communications and television services companies, whose new Totalplay service will be available to its consumer base later this year. Grupo Iusacell will deliver multiple next-generation video services for its mobile businesses and its fibre-to-the-home business based on the Sezmi platform.

Phil Wiser, co-founder and president of Sezmi, said the pair could provide partners with advanced TV offerings that combined the best of both broadcast and broadband content distribution across home and mobile devices.

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