Sezmi

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Sezmi
Former type Private VC-backed startup[1]
Industry P2P/TV
Genre Net TV
Founded 2007
Founder(s) Buno Pati and Phil Wiser
Defunct 2012
Headquarters Belmont, California, USA
Products Set-top DVR
Services Video content delivery

Sezmi was a cloud based video delivery platform for television providers to deliver services over several IP devices like tablet and mobile computing devices.

Previously, Sezmi was a subscription video service in 36 metropolitan areas of the United States. It provided a DVR which recorded free over-the-air broadcasts plus brought in video from Internet sources. The system used a smart antenna to improve reception in fringe areas. On September 23, 2011, Sezmi informed customers that they would be discontinuing their service on September 26, 2011.[2][3]

Sezmi was acquired by KIT Digital in January 2012 for $27 million, $16 million in cash and $11 million in KIT Digital stock.[4]

Later in 2012,[when?] Totalmovie acquired Sezmi from Kit Digital.[5]

Service areas[edit]

The 36 metro areas in which Sezmi previously served:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Will Richmond (2007-05-12). "Building B Has Cable and Satellite in its Crosshairs". VideoNuze.com. Retrieved April 10, 2010. 
  2. ^ Lawler, Richard (September 23, 2011). "Sezmi's cable / satellite alternative TV service to shut down Monday, won't be missed". Engadget. 
  3. ^ Healey, Jon (September 26, 2011). "Sezmi takes another step back from the pay-TV market". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 1, 2011. 
  4. ^ Santo, Brian (2012-01-06). "KIT Digital picks up sezmi assest, clients for $27M". CED Magazine. Retrieved June 6, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Grupo Salinas Presents Totalmovie, a Leading Video Streaming and Over the Top Service" (Press release). Nov 1, 2012. Retrieved November 22, 2012. [dead link]