Canal+ co-founder launching online TV service

Former Canal+ boss Pierre Lescure and Jean-David Blanc, the founder of AlloCiné, are launching a new online TV service, Molotov. The seasoned French media executives are pitching Molotov as a ‘Spotify for TV’, as it will aggregate content and make it available via connected devices. The service is currently being beta tested before a commercial […]

AlloCiné launches multichannel network

French cinema website AlloCiné has launched its own YouTube multichannel network. AlloCiné has launched 10 thematic channels on YouTube, providing trailers, dedicated playlists and full-length videos. Among highlights on the network at launch are the first images of Avengers: Age of Ultron and Taken 3. As well as trailers and highlights of new releases, the […]

Fimalac to acquire Allociné

French media group Fimalac is in exclusive negotiations to acquire movie website Allociné from US investment fund Tiger Global, according to local reports. Fimalac, owned by Fitch ratings agency chief Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière, recently acquired Webedia, publisher of celebrity news sites including PurePeople and PureMédias, and wants to merge film database site Allociné into […]

Allociné looks to DTT and international expansion for growth

French movie website provider Allociné has emerged as one of the candidates to apply to operate a new free-to-air channel on the country’s digital-terrestrial platform. Allociné CEO Grégoire Lassalle told the Reuters news agency that he believed the company had a good chance of gaining one of the new frequencies to be allocated on the […]