Sezmi and YTL Communications, the Internet arm of YTL Corporation, a Malaysian utilities and infrastructure company, have announced a partnership to launch a converged intelligent TV and Internet service, which will provide wireless delivery of consumer entertainment and communications services to homes and mobile devices in Malaysia by the end of 2011.
The wireless “quadruple play” service will offer voice, data and TV services to the home and mobile devices over a hybrid broadcast and 4G wireless network. This hybrid TV component of the offering is based on Sezmi’s solution, which has already been deployed in the U.S. market. The Malaysian system is being developed and deployed by Sezmi in partnership with YTL Communications.
Through the partnership, Sezmi will design and manage the build-out of the digital TV network, and provide the platform and professional services to deploy the entirety of technologies and systems required to operate the hybrid TV service in a manner that is integrated with a broad range of consumer devices. Sezmi will also support YTL through existing content partnerships to deliver a rich and complete TV offering inclusive of live TV, on-demand movies and shows and Internet video.??
In many regions of the world, over-the-air broadcast technology remains the predominant platform for TV. The high cost of upgrading to landline infrastructure capable of supporting television services is simply prohibitive.