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Sezmi Ramps Up Market Availability

Belmont, Calif. – Sezmi,
the multichannel TV service that uses both broadcast spectrum and the Internet
to deliver programming choices, said Thursday that it will soon ramp up
availability of its Sezmi Select product to additional U.S. markets.

The service, which
is billed as an alternative to cable and satellite-TV service, will build up
distribution for its launch in the greater Los Angeles area, while
simultaneously deploying a service upgrade to existing Sezmi subscribers. 

The upgrade
includes new Entertainment Zones, online browsing of the Sezmi on-demand
catalog and other features. 

Sezmi said it will
launch its entry-level Sezmi Select offering this week in Boston; Detroit;
Houston; Kansas City, Mo.; Phoenix; Portland, Ore.; Miami, Orlando and Ft.
Lauderdale, Fla.; and San Francisco. 

Customers can
order a Sezmi system and subscribe to the service online at


The Sezmi Select
offering combines a digital TV receiver with a smart, personalized DVR. 
The product seamlessly combines broadcast content with a large collection of
movies from top Hollywood studios, on-demand TV from leading broadcast and
cable providers, and video from YouTube and other online content

Existing LA
subscribers find new Entertainment Zones, which aggregate live, recorded and
on-demand programs, movies, web videos and podcasts, plus upcoming TV listings,
into an easy-to-navigate interface.

This is said to
enable broadcasters, TV stations and other entertainment providers to deliver an
easy to access branded interactive entertainment experience. 

The Sezmi Select
and the Sezmi Select Plus packages, the latter of which includes a rich
selection of top cable channels, are currently available in the greater Los
Angeles area, including parts of Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties,
at many Best Buy store locations or online through

, Sezmi said.

The Sezmi Select
Plus package is also planned to see a service update later this year.