France’s Molotov launches B2B solutions arm for OTT providers

French OTT TV service provider Molotov is branching out to offer its technology to third parties as a solutions provider.

The company describes Molotov Solutions  as a range of services for media, content owners, and telco operators, which leverages the streaming outfit’s heritage, know-how and of the OTT environment.

Molotov has appointed François Le Pichon, chief experience officer at the company for the last two years, as chief operating officer at Molotov Solutions.

Molotov Solutions is based on the group’s consumer platform and is aimed at enabling OTT providers to create, manage, host and editorialise linear and non-linear, free and paid platforms including both subscription and transactional models, for live channels and video on demand.

Features supported include live streaming, SVOD, AVOD, DRM, subscription, algorithms, data collection and NDVR on all screens and connected devices.

Molotov Solutions offers its customers turn-key and/or operated solutions for OTT projects. The solutions set leans on patents and certifications from companies including Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Apple, Google, and Amazon.

The development of a B2B arm of the business, which Molotov says meets expressions of demand for its technology from around the world, comes as the company claims a successful start to 2020 for its core business.

The streaming service says that its user base grown from 10 to 11.5 million since January, with an increase of 57% in average time spent on the platform.

Molotov has also concluded about a dozen new distribution agreements, taking its channel line-up to 180, and has launched an educational service for schoolchildren confined at home due to the coronavirus lockdown.

JeanDavid Blanc, founder and president of Molotov, said: “After years of learning, development and operations on our consumer platform, Molotov has acquired solid know-how, widely acclaimed by users and professionals. Molotov’s knowledge of the business and technological skills allow the company to position itself naturally as one of the leaders on the OTT B2B market, in France and internationally.”

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