Molotov hits 100,000 subs in Africa

French streaming service Molotov has announced a milestone of 100,000 subscribers in its initial African territories. The streamer launched in Côte d’Ivoire in December, and followed that with a rollout to Senegal in January. Molotov also launched in Cameroon in February, Burkina Faso in March, and has plans to rollout to Tunisia in April, and […]

Molotov launches on Xbox

French OTT TV service Molotov has launched on the Xbox game console. Gaming fans can now access the offering via the Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S devices. Molotov said that the launch provided an opportunity to reach a new segment of the market, with game consoles representing an important alternative way to access services […]

Molotov expands internationally with launch in French-speaking Africa

French streaming service Molotv has announced its first international expansion. The rollout brings the SVOD to French-speaking African countries, with Côte d’Ivoire being the first to receive the service at the end of 2020. The company said that it already has ‘tens of thousands’ of paying subscribers in the country. The company is likewise launching […]

Molotov now available via Alexa on Amazon Echo Show and Fire TV

French OTT TV service Molotov is now available via Amazon Alexa’s voice assistant across the Amazon Echo Show connected screen and Amazon Fire TV Cube and Stick streaming devices. Molotov is the first French TV distributor to make its content available on the Amazon Echo Show, offering what it described as a TV experience adapted […]

Molotov taps Unified Streaming for ad insertion

French OTT provider Molotov has extended its relationship with Unified Streaming, the specialist in smart video streaming technologies, to enable dynamic ad insertion across its VOD content. The companies began working together in 2015 when Molotov adopted Unified Streaming’s Origin service. This extension sees the addition of its Remix technology, a playlist-based system that allows […]

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, […]

French watchdog rejects Molotov complaint against broadcasters

The French competition watchdog, the Autorité de la Concurrence, has rejected a complaint by OTT TV provider Molotov that commercial broadcasters TF1 and M6 colluded to freeze the platform out as a distributor of their channels in favour of Salto, the planned joint streaming venture between them and public broadcaster France Télévisions. According to Molotov, […]

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 […]

Gaming channel Gametoon added to Molotov

French streamer Molotov has signed a distribution deal with SPI/FilmBox to add gaming and esports channel Gametoon to the platform. The channel features hundreds of hours of gaming and esports content and will be offered as a part of the Gamer Zone package. The channel bundle is available to users for €1.99 per month and […]

Molotov hits 10 million subs as French SVOD and catch-up viewing grows

French OTT streamer Molotov has announced it has hit the major milestone of 10 million users.  Molotov, which was launched in 2016 by AlloCiné founder Jean-David Blanc and Canal+ co-founder Pierre Lescure in 2016 and subsequently received funding from Sky, said that the service saw a 63% increase in time spent on the platform and […]

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