Molotov


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 […]

RMC Sport debuts on Molotov

In a sign of the growing rapprochement between the pair, Altice France’s premium sports channels are to be distributed by OTT TV platform Molotov. Altice’s five RMC Sports channels will be made available to Molotov’s estimated seven million users for €18.99 a month without an ongoing contract, enabling Molotov viewers to tune in to UEFA […]

Altice taking majority control of Molotov to create ‘Spotify of television’

Altice France is to take a majority stake in linear OTT TV operator Molotov. The pair have entered into exclusive negotiations, with Altice promising to give Molotov the means to become a major OTT TV actor in France and internationally, and a vehicle for the distribution of French and international content globally. Under Altice’s plan, […]

Molotov reportedly facing likely sale after failing to raise funds

French OTT linear TV service Molotov has failed to raise new funding and its shareholders are likely to be forced to give up control of the operation to one of a number of potential buyers including France Télévisions, according to financial daily Les Echos. According to the paper, Molotov has failed to achieve CEO and […]

France Télévisions reportedly in talks with Molotov

French linear OTT TV service Molotov has ended talks about a possible sale to Orange and has opened negotiations with public broadcaster France Télévisions, which could look to use the OTT provider’s platform to accelerate its digital transformation, according to a report by news magazine L’Express. According to L’Express, citing an unnamed source, France Télévisions […]

Molotov reportedly looking for buyer

French OTT TV service Molotov is looking for a buyer, according to local reports, with Orange potentially in the frame to step in. According to business news service BFMTV, citing unnamed sources, Orange and other telcos are circling Molotov for a potential bid, following the failure of talks between the OTT service and the trio […]

Médiamétrie adds Molotov to multi-screen measurement

France’s audience measurement organisation, Médiamétrie, has included digital service Molotov into its ‘four screen TV’ ratings. From this month Médiamétrie will measure the 14 channels that Molotov delivers over-the-top across all screens. This will include networks from TF1 Group, France Télévisions and M6Group. They will be included in the ‘Focus Emission’ four-screen service that measures […]

Molotov passes one million milestone

France-based OTT TV service Molotov has passed the milestone of one million, according to Jean-Marc Denoual, the outfit’s chief operating officer and co-founder. Molotov, which launched in France a year ago, is currently available free of charge. “Our strategy is to start the subscription model in the second half of this year,” said Denoual, speaking […]

Molotov and Arte team up on Hellfest channel

French over-the-top service Molotov has teamed up with public broadcaster Arte to stream coverage of heavy metal festival, Hellfest. The ‘Arte Concert – Hellfest’ channel will broadcast more than 30 sets from the festival, which runs from June 16 -18 and will be headlined by Deep Purple, Aerosmith and Linkin Park. Molotov subscribers will be […]

Molotov agrees DRM deal with castLabs

French live and catch-up TV streaming service, Molotov, has agreed a digital rights management (DRM) deal with castLabs. Molotov has selected castLabs’ multi-DRM solution, which delivers FairPlay Streaming by Apple, Microsoft PlayReady, Google Widevine and licensing through a single integration. “castLabs’ DRMtoday provides a simply managed, secure multi-screen DRM solution for both live streaming and […]