Molotov goes live across France

French over-the-top service Molotov has launched publicly across the country on a freemium basis, a year after it was first unveiled.     The cross-platform TV service lets users watch 33 channels, including 25 French digital terrestrial TV channels, and access 10 hours of ‘bookmarked’ content for free. A €3.99 per-month option offers 100 hours […]

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 […]

Molotov appoints former TF1 director to lead int’l expansion

New French OTT service Molotov has appointed former TF1 director Jean-Pierre Paoli to help lead its international expansion efforts. TV veteran Paoli was formerly director of international development at French commercial broadcaster TF1 and has also served as director of international development for Canal+ and director general of Eurosport international. Molotov was first announced last […]

Molotov signs partnership with Samsung in France

Molotov, the new French OTT service from former Canal+ boss Pierre Lescure, has signed a deal with Samsung Electronics France ahead of its official launch early this year. The TV service will now be available across the entire Samsung product range sold in France – including smart TVs, tablets and mobiles, as well as a product […]

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 […]

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