Molotov launches kids edutainment offering

French OTT TV platform Molotov has launched a new kids educational service to meet the needs of home-bound children during the coronavirus lockdown.

Molotov pour l’Ecole, with 1,000 different courses will be free of charge until the end of the lockdown in France, currently scheduled for May 15.

Content includes programmes organised by school grade and theme, along with audiovisual courses for secondary school students produced by the Toulouse-based start-up SchoolMouv,

The offering comprises edutainment programs, reports and documentariesfor kindergarten and primary schoolchildren, edutainment shows, documentaries and reports, as well as close to 1.000 courses from 6th to 12th gradefor secondary school children, documentaries and selected cinema films.

“From Molotov’s origins, we wanted to show pupils and students the richness of television when viewed through the prism of school curricula. We are very pleased to complete this offer with the extremely high quality content from SchoolMouv. It is not a question here of replacing the lessons and the assignments entrusted to the pupils by their teachers, but of completing and illustrating them pleasantly” said Jean-David Blanc, founder and president of Molotov.

“At SchoolMouv we have been working to democratize academic support for a long time. This initiative shows once again that the entrepreneurial world can mobilize quickly during an unprecedented period to support parents, students and teachers. We are very proud to launch this channel with Molotov, hoping that it will serve as many learners as possible,” said Shannon Picardo, founder and CEO of SchoolMouv.

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