fuboTV acquires Molotov in €164 million deal

US streaming company fuboTV has announced the acquisition of French SVOD Molotov.  fuboTV will pay €164.3 million for Molotov, which currently has 17 million registered users across France and select markets in Africa.  The company, which offers a sports-oriented cord-cutting service in the US, said that it will leverage Molotov’s “​​unique direct-to-consumer live TV streaming […]

Molotov launches Grand Cinéma package

French streaming service Molotov has launched a new content bundle. Dubbed Grand Cinéma, the package offers more than 1,600 films and series on demand from 14 channels and SVoD services including: Starzplay; FilmoTV; The 6 Ciné+ channels from Canal Plus: Premier, Frisson, Emotion, Famiz, Club and Classic; Paramount Channel & Paramount Channel Décalé; Drive-in Movie […]

Xandr teams up with Molotov TV, Clubbing TV and Qwest TV in France

Xandr, AT&T’s advanced advertising unit, has teamed up with a number of connected TV services including Molotov.TV, Clubbing TV and Quincy Jones’ Qwest TV to make its connected TV ad inventory available in the French market. Using Xandr Monetize, the OTT platforms will now be available for programmatic buyers, the company said. Within the three service’s connected […]

ducktv expands in Africa and Middle East with Digital Virgo

Kids TV service ducktv owner Mega Max Media has signed a partnership agreement with mobile payments specialist Digital Virgo for distribution of the linear channel on the latter’s TV networks in Africa and the Middle East. The channel has been launched through French service provider and technology company Molotov’s OTT service deployed by Digital Virgo […]

Maroc Telecom launches OTT service with Molotov

Moroccan telco Maroc Telecom has launched a new OTT TV platform using technology provided by French OTT specialist Molotov. MT TV – La télé by Maroc Telecom is offering a bouquet of over 80 live channels along with catch-up and on-demand programming, available on iOS and Android tablets, the web, Chromecast, Android TV and Apple […]

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 […]