The company is spreading word that it will be expanding the availability of its entry-level, $4.99 per month "Sezmi Select" service to a total of 36 markets later this week, up from its current base of 15. Here's the full list:
- Albuquerque-Santa Fe, N.M.
- Boston (Manchester, N.H.)
- Charlotte, N.C.
- Cleveland-Akron (Canton), Ohio
- Columbus, Ohio
- Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas
- Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, Mich.
- Greensboro-High Point-Winston Salem, N.C.
- Greenville-Spartanburg, SC-Asheville, NC-Anderson, S.C.
- Hartford and New Haven, Conn.
- Jacksonville, Fla.
- Kansas City, Mo.
- Los Angeles (also has Select Plus available)
- Memphis, Tenn.
- Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
- Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.
- Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, Va.
- Oklahoma City, Okla.
- Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, Fla.
- Portland, Ore.
- Raleigh-Durham (Fayetteville), N.C.
- Salt Lake City, Utah
- San Antonio
- San Diego
- San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, Calif.
- Seattle-Tacoma, Wash.
- St. Louis
- Washington, D.C. (Hagerstown, Md.)
- West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce, Fla.
The $4.99 Sezmi Select package, by the way, comes with a DVR that sports 1 terabyte of storage, access to Sezmi's video-on-demand catalog, the Sezmi guide, a set number of broadcast TV channels, and over-the-top fare from YouTube and other Web-fed sources. But customers still need to shell out $149.99 for the DVR and accompanying "reception system."
Its Select Plus package, currently only offered in Los Angeles, runs $19.99 per month and includes all that plus a lineup of some relatively popular cable channels, such as Nickelodeon, CNBC, MTV, and VH1... but no ESPN.
— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Light Reading Cable