Sezmi, Netgem Combine to Attack Traditional Pay-TV

It’s not just over-the-top (OTT) TV and it’s not just over-the-air (OTA) TV. The new partnership between Sezmi and Netgem

Sezmi also has a cloud-based video service for mobiles.

Is this then the future of pay-TV? Over-the-top and over-the-air?

Sezmi, which has a successful US OTT/OTA business, will include Netgem’s STB and middleware as part of Sezmi’s offering to telcos that want to offer a pay-TV service but without making a major investment in their broadband network as AT&T, Verizon, BT, France Telecom and many others are doing. Verizon has spent over $20 billion to upgrade parts of its network to FTTH.

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