Grupo Iusacell in Mexico will be the first customer to see deployment of a turnkey hybrid multiple platform TV solution developed as part of a partnership between Sezmi and Netgem.

The former will bring to the party its multi-screen hybrid TV technology which will be integrated with Netgem’s set-top-box hardware and software in a connected home solution. The Sezmi software is designed to bring a differentiated multi-screen TV experience that adapts to varying network capabilities thus, says the company, alleviating the need for service providers to upgrade their networks in order to deliver next-generation TV services.

Sezmi says that it will also benefit from the ability to launch multi-screen TV services with the least capital investment and fastest time to market. For its part Netgem gains a broader international distribution base outside its European home and into Sezmi’s established territories in the US, Latin America and South-East Asia.

Grupo Iusacell, one of Mexico’s leading communications and television services companies, will now deliver multiple next-generation video services for its mobile businesses and its Totalplay fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) business based on the Sezmi platform.

Commenting on the partnership, Phil Wiser, cofounder and president of Sezmi, said: “Netgem was a clear choice for us as we looked to broaden our platform to new end-user devices and deliver the best possible personalised experience for partners like Iusacell who are pushing TV services to the next level… Together, we provide our partners with advanced TV offerings that combine the best of both broadcast and broadband content distribution across home and mobile devices. “

Added Christophe Aulnette, Netgem CEO: “Partnering with Sezmi builds on the strength of our proven solutions and accelerates our international expansion. We are pleased to contribute our hardware and software technologies to the deployment of Sezmi’s innovative solutions – like Totalplay in Mexico – that blend the best of TV and web content for an experience well beyond anything possible on broadband alone.”