Jean-David Blanc


Xavier Niel reportedly looking at investment in Molotov as Altice stumbles

Free founder Xavier Niel may step into the breach if French OTT TV player Molotov’s investors block the company’s planned sale to Altice France, according to local reports. According to L’Opinion, citing unnamed sources, Niel, a long-time acquaintance of Molotov co-founder Jean-David Blanc, is prepared to take part in a new capital increase via his […]

Molotov strikes deal with Canal+ ahead of July launch

French OTT service Molotov is to publicly launch on July 11. The service, which is backed by former Canal+ chief Pierre Lescure along with co-founders Jean-David Blanc and Jean-Marc Denoual, has also announced that it has signed a distribution deal with Canal+ that will see a range of free-to-air and premium movie channels made available […]

Channels join Canal+ founder’s OTT service

Molotov, the upcoming French OTT service being launched by former Canal+ boss Pierre Lescure, has secured distribution deals with a raft of free and pay TV channels ahead of launch. In June Canal+ cofounder Lescure and and Jean-David Blanc, the founder of AlloCiné, said they were launching Molotov, a new OTT service that will carry […]

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 […]