Subscription video service Sezmi has joined the likes of Akimbo, ZillionTV, and Moviebeam in pulling the plug on its consumer operation. Sezmi’s subscription video service was available in 36 metropolitan areas of the United States. It provided a DVR which recorded free over-the-air broadcasts, plus OTT video from Internet sources.
A customer communication September 23 advised that Sezmi would be discontinuing its consumer service. “As of Monday, September 26, 2011, you will no longer be able to view or record broadcast TV programming through your Sezmi System. However, you will still be able to view movies and shows you have already saved to your Sezmi media recorder. Sezmi has changed its business focus to providing our product and technology platform to service providers, internationally and in the US, who are interested in providing broadband video services to their customers. As a result, we are no longer supporting our direct-to-consumer service,” said the company.