Bangalore based BrizzTV has quietly raised an undisclosed amount from Ojas Venture Partners. BrizzTV is a company which focuses on bringing Web Content through an in-house developed digital media platform.
The initiative to bring the World Wide Web to TV certainly holds a lot of potential. The platform will allow access to web content with just a few key presses of the TV remote. Many of the individuals sit in front of a PC to do simple emailing or chatting. It would be wonderful to see such start-ups coming up with apps that can simplify the tasks or minimize one’s time spent simply staring at a PC screen.
Currently, there are some Smart TVs out there that can connect with the Internet, but owing to their price, they are still out of reach. The company is in talks with Direct-To-Home (DTH) operators (they already have Airtel DTH on board) to stream more web-based content through their huge network of Set-Top Boxes. BrizzTV, just like many others, seems to be focused primarily on mass education of children through such endeavors. Lets see if this is enough to get their attention.
The two-year old startup managed to get initial funding of Rs. 25 lakh (US$ 50 Thousand) through debt grant from NSRCEL (Nadathur S. Raghavan Center for Entrepreneurial Learning – a joint set-up of IIM Bangalore and the Department of Information Technology).
What apps would our readers like to get on their TVs?