FuboTV puts gambling plans on hold as it reviews options

Streaming provider FuboTV is pulling back from its ambition to develop an integrated streaming and gambling offering, despite growing its North American paid subscriber base by 41% year-on-year to 946,735 at the end of the second quarter. International paying subs in France and Spain, including France’s Molotov, numbered 347,000. While the international numbers were ahead […]

Molotov launches on PlayStation

French hybrid OTT service Molotov has launched on Sony’s PlayStation PS4 game consoles, with plans to launch on the PS5 later this year. Molotov said that the launch of the service on the game consoles represented a real alternative to Blu-ray players, connected TVs and other connected screens as a way to view its offering. […]

Molotov dives into FAST with seven-channel launch

French OTT service provider Molotov has launched seven free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) channels in a move it said was in line with its strategy to grow its advertising revenues through ad-supported VOD. The addition of the seven linear streaming channels – Mango, Mango Séries, Mango Cinéma, Mango Kids, Mango Docs, Mongo Histoire and Mango […]

Molotov now accessible via web browsers

French OTT TV operator Molotov is now accessible via web browsers. The Molotov service was previously available as a downloadable app on computers. Molotov is now available via Safari, Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge without theneed to download its app. However the app remains essential for those users seeking to download content for offline viewing. […]

fuboTV expects revenues of US$1bn this year after surpassing 1.3m subs

Sports-focused streamer fuboTV expects revenues in excess of US$1 billion this year after strong growth in 2021 when it closed the year with a record 1.3 million paying subscribers. fuboTV posted revenues of US$638 million for the year, including a US$1 million boost from its acquisition of French streaming outfit Molotov. The streamer recorded very […]

TF1 still ‘willing to negotiate’ as defeated Molotov moves channels to pay

TF1 has denied OTT operator Molotov’s claim to have agreed the distribution of the commercial broadcaster’s free channels in its premium pay TV tier following Molotov’s January 7 legal defeat in its battle to carry on making the services available free of charge to its users. The Paris Court of Justice ruled against Molotov for […]

Molotov strikes deal with M6 for pay-tier distribution

French free-to-view streaming service provider Molotov has signed an agreement with the M6 ​​Group to distribute the M6, W9, 6Ter and Gulli channels, as well as the catch-up and bonus content, on its streaming platform within its premium, paid for tier. Molotov’s surrender on the terms by which it can distribute M6’s services follows a […]

French competition watchdog takes action over M6 Salto commitments

France’s competition watchdog, the Autorité de la Concurrence, has launched a procedure to sanction commercial broadcaster M6 over non-compliance with obligations undertaken at the time of the creation of Salto, the joint SVOD offering of the broadcaster, TF1 and France Télévisions. According to the watchdog, M6 has failed to respect a commitment to provide a […]

fuboTV closes acquisition of Molotov early

Live sports streaming outfit fuboTV has closed its acquisition of French streaming company Molotov earlier than expected. The acquisition, announced on November 9, was previously expected to close in the first quarter of 2022. FuboTV said that the synergies between it and Molotov’s technology and teams are expected to enable both companies to accelerate their […]

Molotov ordered to drop M6 channels

French OTT service Molotov has been ordered not to re-transmit the channels of commercial broadcaster M6 and has been fined €7 million by a French court. The largely free-to-view streaming service, which has been transmitting the M6, W9 and 6ter channels for three years without authorisation from the broadcaster, was given eight days to stop […]

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