Sezmi stepping back to return as OTT provider

Sezmi, which earlier this week said it would be pulling back from offering a $19.95-a-month package of cable TV channels, isn't pulling back completely--or at all, if you believe co-founder Phil Wiser.

Next year, Wiser told the Los Angeles Times, the company will continue its $5 a month package of local TV channels along with YouTube, podcasts and VoD programming and then add in a selection of cable programming that's "not for everybody," Wiser said. All over broadband as a more conventional--if that's possible--over-the-top provider.

The key to the whole change is moving from its original wireless model to a broadband model, Wiser said, and "take the live signals, whether they're cable channels or other live signals, and deliver them the same way we deliver on demand." He added that the company's overseas activities, particularly in Malaysia, are producing a road map for where it wants to go in the U.S.

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