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Molotov, the leading French TV streaming service, directly accessible from remote control


Paris, July, 28th, 2021

Molotov is strengthening its partnership with TV manufacturer Hisense by adding a dedicated button on the manufacturer's latest generation remotes.

Hisense and Molotov have been partners since 2020 and are now deepening their alliance with the launch of Molotov on Hisense remotes for its TV series manufactured after June 2021, with the state-of-the-art flagship A6G series and A7GQ TV series with Quantum Dot technology.

This move demonstrates Hisense's willingness to make Molotov’s French leading streaming TV service easily accessible via its proprietary Vidaa platform.

Through this new button, Molotov’s platform and its 200+ channels and content publishers will be as readily accessible as zapping linear TV channels.

In its free version, Molotov offers 40+ channels, including 27 digital terrestrial channels, as well as MANGO, its owned and operated AVoD service.

Users can upgrade their experience to enjoy more programmes and features by subscribing to one of Molotov’s paid offers starting at €3.99 per month without commitment.

The continuous updating of Molotov’s application will also provide an upgraded and enhanced user experience, without users having to replace the hardware.

About Hisense

Hisense, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, is one of the world's largest producers of televisions, home appliances and air conditioners. Hisense is the world's fourth largest manufacturer of TVs and the fourth largest manufacturer of refrigerators. The group employs over 75,000 people worldwide. In 2017, Hisense became the first ever Chinese consumer electronics brand to sponsor the FIFATM World Cup. After UEFA EURO 2016TM, Hisense is also a partner of UEFA EURO 2020TM which will be held in 2021. In the summer of 2020, Hisense announced a 3-year partnership with the Paris Saint-Germain football team. The company also entered into a multi-year partnership with Esport team Fnatic in 2020.

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About Molotov

Founded by JeanDavid Blanc (founder of AlloCiné) and Pierre Lescure (co-founder of Canal+), Molotov is a streaming platform that is revolutionizing access to television, available on all screens and connected devices (TechCrunch). Molotov offers a unique experience combining linear and non-linear programs from almost 180 publishers and television channels in a single interface. Selected in the French government's French Tech 120 index, among the 10 Top Start-ups LinkedIn 2020, and awarded four times as "Best Application of the Year" by App Store users (Apple), Google Play (Android) and AppAnnie, Molotov has, after 4 years of existence, over 13 million users, making it the French leader in the distribution of streaming programs.

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Maroc Telecom launches its OTT platform with Molotov Solutions


Paris, July, 5th, 2021

Molotov Solutions to create and operate Maroc Telecom’s new OTT television platform, MT TV “La télé by Maroc Telecom” launching this week.

Molotov Solutions is leveraging the technology platform developed for Molotov, the leading French streaming service, to launch an innovative OTT service with over 80 live channels and thousands of hours of catch-up TV and on-demand programs in Morocco. This service is accessible from iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, web browsers, Chromecast, Android TV and Apple TV and very soon on Samsung Smart TV. The web version is available at https://www.mttv.ma/

MT TV “TV by Maroc Telecom” has been developed through a partnership between Molotov Solutions and Digital Virgo, relying on their combined expertise, technology and key product features:

  • Cloud-based video platform with Live, Catch-up and "On Demand" programs;
  • Multi-CDN ;
  • Digital Virgo's payment technology for both mobile and landlines;
  • Complete back office offering interface control, content editorialization, user and offer management, and data analysis;
  • Localization of the application in Arabic, with inversion of the interface (Right to Left UI);
  • Mobile and tablet applications (iOS and Android), web responsive directly in browsers and on large screens with Chromecast, Android TV and Apple TV;
  • Key features such as multilingualism, delinearization of streaming programs, individual tracking, parental controls, and many others;
  • International and local content adapted to the Moroccan market.

The consumer offer consists of 3 packages, composed of local and international linear channels, as well as premium SVOD offers such as Starz Arabia, OSN and PlayVOD.

With this comprehensive OTT service, Maroc Telecom can address all its customers’ (mobile, ADSL or fiber) present and future needs with a complete and scalable TV offer.

"We are proud to support a major global operator such as Maroc Telecom in its digital transformation towards OTT. This collaboration demonstrates the unique strength of our technology and our team’s ability to work on large-scale projects," said François Le Pichon, COO of Molotov Solutions.

"We are pleased to bring this ambitious project to fruition with Maroc Telecom, one of our historical partners in Morocco and Africa. This alliance with Molotov Solutions allows us to enhance our value proposition for telecom operators in the field of high value-added OTT services," said Achraf Ammour, Sales and Partnership Director of Digital Virgo Morocco.

“The momentum around Molotov Solutions (Molotov's B2B division launched last year), and the volume of inbound interest we receive, clearly show that the industry has begun the shift towards streaming, which requires both resources and technical expertise, as well as a native understanding of these markets," said JeanDavid Blanc, Molotov's CEO

About Molotov

Founded by JeanDavid Blanc (founder of AlloCiné) and Pierre Lescure (co-founder of Canal+), Molotov is a streaming platform that is revolutionizing access to television, available on all screens and connected devices (TechCrunch). Molotov offers a unique experience combining linear and non-linear programs from almost 180 publishers and television channels in a single interface. Selected in the French government's French Tech 120 index, among the 10 Top Start-ups LinkedIn 2020, and awarded four times as "Best Application of the Year" by App Store users (Apple), Google Play (Android) and AppAnnie, Molotov has, after 4 years of existence, over 13 million users, making it the French leader in the distribution of streaming programs.

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About Digital Virgo

More than 55 Billion Transactions managed in more than 40 countries since 2008.The Digital Virgo Group is one of the world's leading specialists in mobile payment via Telecom Operators’ billing solutions. By connecting Merchants to Carriers, we address the growing need for the digitalisation of payment by using a simple, fast and secure transactional channel available anywhere in the world. The Group's added value lies in its ability to address mobile payment in its entirety to optimize the billing by considering strategic aspects such as the customer journey, local adaptation, user acquisition, the data management or the regulatory and compliance framework. Our technological hub made of innovative platforms and tools enables us to respond to our partners' main challenges of scalability, complexity and security to drive their growth while improving their users’ experience. Our global network of local offices allows us to roll out scalable and secure Mobile Commerce experiences worldwide. +25 offices Worldwide - €352 Million turnover (2020) - 900 people - +6 Billion Transactions managed every year - 150 partnerships with Carriers - 300 connected Merchants. More information on digitalvirgo.com

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Molotov partners with three international studios Wild Bunch, Eone and Banijay Rights


Paris, June 8th, 2021

Mango, Molotov's free AVoD service launched in November 2020, continues to grow and enrich its line-up of TV shows and movies, some of which have never been released on AVoD, through new deals with three international studios.

The first free video-on-demand service to be launched in France has seen strong growth on the Molotov platform since its launch, confirming viewers’ interest in this new model of advertising-financed VoD.

More than 2000 hours of programs are now available on the service, with a catalog that is growing every day, now completed with the signing of three new major international studios:

  • Wild Bunch : the studio offers nearly a hundred films a month, covering a wide range of themes (iconic films, author's views, Pop Corn films, Asian films, family films, great American cinema classics...), with films such as Bad Lieutenant, Shadow Dancer, 7 Psychopathes, La nuit des Morts vivants, L’Adieu aux Armes... These titles are also available on the free on-demand channel Wild Side TV, which will be launched on Molotov in June.
  • The partnership with Banijay Rights will provide access to its catalog of dramas, thrillers and comedies with series such as Hunted, City Homicide, Being Human, Spring tide and Mr Bean.
  • Finally, thanks to Eone, Mango is adding new series never released in AVoD in France such as Klondike with Richard Madden (GOT), and The Red Road with Jason Momoa (Aquaman).

Today, Molotov offers :

  • Nearly 200 channels and publishers distributed on the streaming platform
  • A free offer giving access to 41 channels, including the 27 DTT channels, as well as Mango, the AVoD service
  • Paid offers and options including Molotov Plus, Molotov Extended, OCS, Ciné+, FilmoTV, Starzplay, AdultSwim, Spicee, the African and Maghreb themed packages, the NFL Game Pass, the Gamer Zone pack, Schoolmouv...
  • Ergonomics, unique features such as recording in the cloud, seek over, and applications that have won numerous awards
  • Almost 15 million users

About Molotov

Founded by JeanDavid Blanc (founder of AlloCiné) and Pierre Lescure (co-founder of Canal+), Molotov is a streaming platform that is revolutionizing access to television, available on all screens and connected devices (TechCrunch). Molotov offers a unique experience combining linear and non-linear programs from almost 180 publishers and television channels in a single interface. Selected in the French government's French Tech 120 index, among the 10 Top Start-ups LinkedIn 2020, and awarded four times as "Best Application of the Year" by App Store users (Apple), Google Play (Android) and AppAnnie, Molotov has, after 4 years of existence, over 13 million users, making it the French leader in the distribution of streaming programs.

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FilmoTV available now on Molotov


Paris, June 2nd , 2021

Molotov expands its offering with FilmoTV, the leading premium movies VOD/SVOD service.

FilmoTV, enhanced film experience

Thanks to its top quality catalog and editorial expertise, FilmoTV is the leading movie-only SVOD service in France. Its rich and eclectic range of films - mainstream, auteur, classic, genre, discoveries and rare films - is now available on Molotov, the leading French streaming platform, as well as on all operator boxes and other selected streaming platforms.

Starting in June, FilmoTV’s catalog of more than 800 films updated monthly will enhance the 200+ channels and content editors already available on Molotov. FilmoTV will be available for €6.99 with a one-month free trial.

What to watch on FilmoTV :

Molotov subscribers will be able to enjoy a selection of curated films for all cinema lovers. Available this summer :

  • The recent great hit-such as "La French", "Rush", "Le nom des gens", "Julieta" - and the timeless classics like "The big Lebowski", "Donnie Darko", "Scarface"
  • Award-winning, unusual or rare films by filmmakers from around the world such as “Ashghar Farhadi”, “Michael Haneke”, Bollywood or Norwegian films;
  • Genre cinema, from must-see to never-seen-before "Old Boy", "Halloween 2", "Mother's Day", an exceptional selection of films that inspired Tarantino
  • Classic must-see films such as "La belle et la bête", "Le jour le plus long", "La main au collet", and films to be (re)discovered such as those by Buster Keaton or the Gabin/Audiard duo.

Exclusive shows will complement this programming and the thematic selections.

About Molotov

Founded by JeanDavid Blanc (founder of AlloCiné) and Pierre Lescure (co-founder of Canal+), Molotov is a streaming platform that is revolutionizing access to television, available on all screens and connected devices (TechCrunch). Molotov offers a unique experience combining linear and non-linear programs from almost 180 publishers and television channels in a single interface. Selected in the French government's French Tech 120 index, among the 10 Top Start-ups LinkedIn 2020, and awarded four times as "Best Application of the Year" by App Store users (Apple), Google Play (Android) and AppAnnie, Molotov has, after 4 years of existence, over 13 million users, making it the French leader in the distribution of streaming programs.

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About FilmoTV

Films from all genres, by past and present directors, discoveries from the four corners of the world and must-see movies, FilmoTV provides access to the best titles for all movie lovers.

The first SVOD and VOD platform 100% dedicated to movies, FilmoTV offers a subscription service to the best films from all over the world; each film is reviewed by a specialist and the programming is enhanced by interviews and programs made in collaboration with great directors and the most passionate experts. A rich experience to satisfy all film lovers.

Available from €6.99 per month on www.filmotv.fr, all screens and operators' boxes.

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Molotov reports over 100,000 international subscribers in less than 3 months


Paris, 15th march 2021

Launched in December 2020 in Ivory Coast and in January 2021 in Senegal, Molotov has already reached the 100,000 subscriber mark in these two countries.

To support the public's enthusiasm for the platform, Molotov is also strengthening its local partnerships:

  • As part of the launch in Senegal, new content is added such as the public channels RTS1 and ​RTS2​, or the documentary "Made in Senegal" about ​Sadio Mané​, the Senegalese football star, available exclusively on Molotov.
  • Agreements have been made with local operators such as Orange and MTN to promote Molotov to their customers.

In these countries, 26 television channels and content publishers are now available on Molotov, including: channels from the Trace​ group, ​Africa News, Passions TV, Savannah TV​, Nina Novelas, France 24, Euronews​, 6 SVoD ​WAX channels, 7 ​BOX channels, ​Gourmand TV and ​Top Santé TV​, and ​Game Toon​.

Molotov continues its international expansion with the opening of the service in Cameroon in March, in Burkina Faso and Tunisia in April, then in Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo, before a wider deployment in the rest of French-speaking Africa during the first half of the year, in partnership with Digital Virgo.

About Molotov

Founded by JeanDavid Blanc (founder of AlloCiné) and Pierre Lescure (co-founder of Canal+), Molotov is a streaming platform that is revolutionizing access to television, available on all screens and connected devices (TechCrunch). Molotov offers a unique experience combining linear and non-linear programs from almost 180 publishers and television channels in a single interface. Selected in the French government's French Tech 120 index, among the 10 Top Start-ups LinkedIn 2020, and awarded four times as "Best Application of the Year" by App Store users (Apple), Google Play (Android) and AppAnnie, Molotov has, after 4 years of existence, over 13 million users, making it the French leader in the distribution of streaming programs.

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Molotov now available on XBOX


Paris, 8th february 2021

The Molotov app is now available on Microsoft XBOX consoles. Gamers can enjoy the platform on the XBOX ONE and XBOX SERIES X/S models.

Today, gaming consoles are key entertainment devices in many homes. They are no longer just used for gaming, but also for consuming video entertainment. Gaming consoles have become an important substitute to Blu-ray players and other set-top devices (such as Apple TV, Xiaomi Box, Fire TV Stick, Chromecast etc...).

Whether for playing or streaming, Microsoft’s latest generation of consoles is taking video quality and sound quality, thanks to Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, to a whole new level. Molotov users will benefit from those technological advances, especially when watching 4K programs*.

After downloading the app via the Microsoft store, users can find Molotov in the My Games & Applications section of the interface. While it is possible to connect or create a Molotov account on XBOX, subscription to a paid option must be done on Molotov's website or mobile application de Molotov.

Molotov offers XBOX users all the richness and simplicity of its platform, with more than 30,000 hours of live, replay and on-demand programs available at any given time.

Molotov is the only application on XBOX offering free access to 38 TV channels, including all DTT channels, as well as MANGO (its new AVoD service launched last November), as well as catch-up TV and advanced features (such as start-over, recording in the cloud), and a wide choice of movies, series and premium content.

Molotov's application for XBOX is also part of the turnkey, white-label OTT platform available to customers of​ Molotov Solutions, the B2B arm of Molotov.

"Molotov has a large number of gamers among its early adopters. We created the "Gamer Zone" offer for them just over a year ago. And today we are happy to meet the expectations of all those who want to find us on their Xbox to make the most of the gaming console's multimedia capabilities", said Olivier Kouvarakis, CMO of Molotov

*Depending on the channels

About Molotov

Founded by JeanDavid Blanc (founder of AlloCiné) and Pierre Lescure (co-founder of Canal+), Molotov is a streaming platform that is revolutionizing access to television, available on all screens and connected devices (TechCrunch). Molotov offers a unique experience combining linear and non-linear programs from almost 180 publishers and television channels in a single interface. Selected in the French government's French Tech 120 index, among the 10 Top Start-ups LinkedIn 2020, and awarded four times as "Best Application of the Year" by App Store users (Apple), Google Play (Android) and AppAnnie, Molotov has, after 4 years of existence, over 13 million users, making it the French leader in the distribution of streaming programs.

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Molotov extends its distribution agreement with Adult Swim, Toonami, TCM Cinema, CNN International, Boomerang and Boing services​


Paris, 25th January 2021

Molotov and WarnerMedia ​​announce the extension of their long-term distribution agreement that includes Toonami, Adult Swim, Boomerang, Boing, CNN and TCM Cinema services :

  • Toonami, Adult Swim, Boomerang, Boing, ​TCM Cinéma ​are included in Molotov ​Extended offer, which aggregates more than 105 channels (€9.99/month without commitment).
  • CNN International ​will be included in Molotov Plus ​(€3.99/month without commitment) as well as in ​Molotov Extended.

This new agreement also includes ​Boomerang Max and ​Boing Max kids SVoD content and ​Toonami Max ​young adults SVoD content. They will soon be included, along with other publishers, into the Molotov Kids & Teens​ bundle launched in December.

The Adult Swim + Toonami​ option, which is a success among Molotov users, is now available exceptionally at €0.99/month, renewable at €2.99/month without commitment, for a 2-month period until January 31. This offer includes :

  • 2 live and on-demand channels
  • Complete Adult Swim cult seriesT such as ​The Venture Bros, Robot Chicken ​or Archer​, the best of comedy TV reality series like ​Black Jesus​, and most importantly ​Rick & Morty, Samurai Jack​ and so many others!
  • Toonami's superheroes with the best series and movies about ​Batman, Dragon Ball Super, Superman
  • The Justice League, Green Lantern, Teen Titans, Spiderman, Ironman, Yu Gi Oh, My Hero Academia​...

Adult Swim and Toonami are also included in the ​Molotov Extended​ offer at no extra charge.

Grégory Samak, General Manager of Molotov said: "This new agreement strengthens our historic partnership with WarnerMedia and allows our 13 million users to enjoy the richness of the group's content and iconic brands".

About Molotov

Founded by JeanDavid Blanc (founder of AlloCiné) and Pierre Lescure (co-founder of Canal+), Molotov is a streaming platform that is revolutionizing access to television, available on all screens and connected devices (TechCrunch). Molotov offers a unique experience combining linear and non-linear programs from almost 180 publishers and television channels in a single interface. Selected in the French government's French Tech 120 index, among the 10 Top Start-ups LinkedIn 2020, and awarded four times as "Best Application of the Year" by App Store users (Apple), Google Play (Android) and AppAnnie, Molotov has, after 4 years of existence, over 13 million users, making it the French leader in the distribution of streaming programs.

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Molotov expands internationally and opens 7 new markets


Paris, 13th January 2021

In just 4 years, Molotov has attracted 13.2 million users in France and brought together nearly 180 publishers and services on its platform.

As a reminder, Molotov offers consumers an easy way to navigate through the content and services of publishers and channels on a single platform, accessible from all devices with a simple and intuitive interface, and a single subscription system.

While the number of channels and streaming services is multiplying exponentially around the world, it has become very complicated for users to find their way outside the major market players. With so many choices of niche or mainstream programs, live or on-demand content, Molotov addresses a clear need for simplification at a time of global shift into the OTT era.

The launch of Molotov outside the borders of its native country marks a new milestone in the expansion of the platform, with the launch of regional versions in 7 new markets.

Côte d'Ivoire was launched 3 weeks ago and already aggregates tens of thousands of paying subscribers. Senegal will follow this month, Cameroon in February, Burkina Faso in March, Tunisia in April, and Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo, before a global rollout in the rest of French-speaking Africa countries in the course of the semester.

Elsewhere, especially in Europe, South America and Asia, discussions are underway with local partners to launch regional versions of Molotov. The objective is to rapidly deploy the platform and the brand around the world, primarily in the EMEA zone.

Molotov’s international expansion is enabled by its technology, know-how, and capacity for innovation. During 2020, Molotov has gradually reorganized its infrastructure in order to address the complexity of globally delivering high quality live and on-demand video streams.

For Africa, which is mainly equipped with smartphones and tablets, Molotov has optimized its applications to take into account regional specificities (low bandrates, unstable connections, low-performance terminals). The monetization of paid offers relies on payment solutions provided by Digital Virgo and in particular its no credit card needed, per day payment system, provided directly by local mobile operators. Digital Virgo, a global provider of monetization solutions operating in more than 40 countries with 120 telco partners, brings its expertise in African markets and local marketing to this partnership, thanks to its local branches and its 130 employees on the continent.

At launch in the new markets, the line up consists of fifteen local linear channels, catch-up and on-demand content. Agreements with regional publishers have been reached in order to provide 30 channels by spring 2021.

Mango (the free ad supported video-on-demand service (AVoD) launched by Molotov in France last November) will enrich those services with hundreds of films, documentaries, tv shows and kid’s content.

Molotov Interface in Africa - © Molotov 2021

"The international launch of Molotov represents an exciting new milestone expanding our platform and brand throughout the world." says JeanDavid Blanc, founder and CEO of Molotov. ​"Our mission is simple: to create the easiest way for viewers to find the content they love through an intuitive service and platform. Molotov not only helps viewers discover new content, but also provides publishers, channels and SVoD services the ability to be easily discovered and more frequently used."

"Molotov’s ability to attract international partners is a great recognition for our brand and our French team’s capacity to grow one of the most acclaimed OTT platforms" ​adds ​François le Pichon, in charge of Molotov Solutions​ and International Development​.​

"The partnership with Molotov allows us to deploy a service with very high added value on the African market. Cloud TV offers growth potential to all players in the content ecosystem, from producer to publisher via telecom operators. But the key element of success is, without a doubt, adaptation to local specificities. This is where we intervene by integrating our payment platform, our ability to integrate local content, adapt technology and launch effective marketing campaigns." says Vincent Taradel, Marketing Director of ​Digital Virgo.​

About Molotov

Founded by JeanDavid Blanc (founder of AlloCiné) and Pierre Lescure (co-founder of Canal+), Molotov is a streaming platform that is revolutionizing access to television, available on all screens and connected devices (TechCrunch). Molotov offers a unique experience combining linear and non-linear programs from almost 180 publishers and television channels in a single interface. Selected in the French government's French Tech 120 index, among the 10 Top Start-ups LinkedIn 2020, and awarded four times as "Best Application of the Year" by App Store users (Apple), Google Play (Android) and AppAnnie, Molotov has, after 4 years of existence, over 13 million users, making it the French leader in the distribution of streaming programs.

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About Digital Virgo

Created in 2008, Digital Virgo Group is one of the most leading French Tech companies in the world. Located in more than 25 countries, its teams operate in the Payment and Monetization markets using Direct Carrier Billing. Positioned at the heart of an ecosystem made up with Operators, Merchants (Content producers, Media, Ticketing companies) and Digital Advertising Platforms (Google, Facebook ...), its role is to connect these players to meet their main challenges: optimize payment, monetize contents, services and audiences and ensure performance through mobile marketing campaigns.

+40 countries in operation | €270 Million of revenue in 2019 | 850 people worldwide
120 Carrier partnerships · Orange · Vodafone · Telefonica · MTN · Tunisie Telecom · Zain...
+200 connected Merchants · Universal · beIN · Rakuten · Milan City · Gameloft · Youscribe...
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Molotov launches “Molotov Kids & Teens” for 3-14 yo


Paris, 17th December 2020

After “Molotov for School” last spring, Molotov launches “Molotov Kids & Teens” for children and teenagers.

Molotov Kids & Teens brings together the best of entertainment programs for 3 to 14 year olds, with cartoons, manga, films and series, edutainment programs from first 6 partners, including:

  • Duck TV: a new edutainment channel on Molotov aimed at very young children.
  • TV Pitchoun: a new edutainment musical channel that offers many interactive programs on sets for children under 11 years old, but also for their parents.
  • Boing: cartoons for 4-10 year olds with flagship content such asAces of the Jungle, Ninjago, Dragonsand The Lapins crétins.
  • Boomerang: animated films and séries on cult franchises such asMister Bean, Scooby-Doo and company, the Looney Tunes, or Garfield, for all the family.
  • Toonami: the best in anime and superhero series, including Batman, Dragon Ball Super, Superman and Iron Man.
  • Mangas: lthe channel for Mangas fans of all ages with titles such as Nicky Larson, Cobra, The Mysterious Cities of Gold and Naruto.

Molotov Kids & Teens will be enriched with SVoD content from Toonami Max, Boomerang Max and Boing Max. Discussions are currently underway with other publishers.

At its launch on December 18, and for all subscriptions taken out until January 18, 2021, Molotov Kids & Teens will be offered at the exceptional price of €2.99/month (for the first 3 months of subscription). The offer will then be offered at €4.99/month with no commitment.

The Toonami, Boomerang and Boing channels are also available in Molotov Extended offer, which already offers more than 100 channels (€9.99/month with no commitment).

“Molotov Kids & Teens is the most affordable children's/teens' offer on the market and one of the most extensive. It allows you to find the best of the children's channels, to (re)-discover the greatest cartoon heroes from today's cartoons, and on-demand programs of very high quality without advertising. Molotov Kids & Teens is still growing and will be gradually enriched over the coming weeks. Finally, unlike most of the classic "kids" bundles available on the boxes, our Kids & Teens offering is immediately accessible on all the family's screens," says Grégory Samak, Managing Director of Molotov.

About Molotov

Founded by JeanDavid Blanc (founder of AlloCiné) and Pierre Lescure (co-founder of Canal+), Molotov is a streaming platform that is revolutionizing access to television, available on all screens and connected devices (TechCrunch). Molotov offers a unique experience combining linear and non-linear programs from almost 180 publishers and television channels in a single interface. Selected in the French government's French Tech 120 index, among the 10 Top Start-ups LinkedIn 2020, and awarded four times as "Best Application of the Year" by App Store users (Apple), Google Play (Android) and AppAnnie, Molotov has, after 4 years of existence, over 13 million users, making it the French leader in the distribution of streaming programs.

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Molotov now available on all the Echo Show smart displays*


Paris, 14th December 2020

The Molotov application can now be controlled by Alexa on all Amazon Echo Show and Fire TV Cube/Stick streaming devices.

Consumer adoption of voice assistants is accelerating, and Molotov is particularly enthusiastic about how these technologies improve the user experience on entertainment services. Molotov is the first TV distributor to make its debut on Amazon Echo Show smart displays, offering a TV experience adapted to new uses: voice-controlled TV with Alexa.

Molotov users who install the free Skill on their Echo Show can access live, replay or on-demand programs easily and quickly in any room of the house. For example, it is now possible to use the voice to ask Alexa to search, launch and control programs on Molotov, simply by saying:

  • Alexa, launch [TV channel name] on Molotov
  • Alexa, go back to the beginning
  • Alexa, search a comedy
  • Alexa, find a movie with [actor name]

Molotov users can also enjoy Alexa's multiple voice commands on their TV for free via Amazon Fire TV Cube/Stick streaming devices, which they simply plug into the TV's HDMI port to access the Fire TV application ecosystem including Molotov app. This is a radically simple way to watch Molotov on your living room screen!

Amazon Echo Show devices are also available in the services provided by Molotov Solutions, the B2B branch of the streaming platform. Demos are available upon request at https://www.molotov.solutions.

*The Molotov Skill is available on second-generation Echo Show devices.

More info : https://www.molotov.tv/devices

About Molotov

Founded by JeanDavid Blanc (founder of AlloCiné) and Pierre Lescure (co-founder of Canal+), Molotov is a streaming platform that is revolutionizing access to television, available on all screens and connected devices (TechCrunch). Molotov offers a unique experience combining linear and non-linear programs from almost 180 publishers and television channels in a single interface. Selected in the French government's French Tech 120 index, among the 10 Top Start-ups LinkedIn 2020, and awarded four times as "Best Application of the Year" by App Store users (Apple), Google Play (Android) and AppAnnie, Molotov has, after 4 years of existence, over 13 million users, making it the French leader in the distribution of streaming programs.

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Starzplay international streaming service now available on Molotov


Paris, 9th December 2020

Molotov and Starz, announced today that Starzplay, the international premium streaming service, is now available on Molotov for4.99€ per month, with no commitment.

Starzplay provides Molotov’s users with the opportunity to enjoy instant access to the best in global SVoD including an exclusive line-up of programming: Starz Originals like the documentary series following the dark and criminal world of the notorious self-help-group-turned-sex-slave-cult “Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult” and the explosive second chapter of the “Power” franchise, “Power Book II: Ghost”, starring Mary J. Blige; but also curated content like the high-voltage crime drama series “Gangs of London,” upcoming limited event series based on Stephen King’s post-apocalyptic best-selling novel “The Stand” and Emmy nominated series including the modern romantic drama “Normal People” the genre-bending series “The Great” and “The Act” starring Oscar® winner Patricia Arquette and Joey King; along with a blockbuster movie library featuring thousands of titles.

Several thousand successful films and series are added to the offer already available on Molotov.

At the launch, and between December 9 and 21, Starzplay will be offered at the exceptional price of € 2.49 / month (for the first 3 months).

«Molotov and Starz are delighted with this agreement, which provides the platform's 13 million users with a magnificent catalog of films and series. Molotov is thus continuing its premium content distribution strategy with Starz.» says Grégory Samak, General Manager of Molotov.

«Partnering with Molotov, an innovative leader in France, is an exciting opportunity for Starzplay to strengthen our presence in the market and give even more subscribers access to our massive library of exclusive original series and curated content,», said Superna Kalle, Executive Vice President, International Digital Networks for Starz.

About Molotov

Founded by JeanDavid Blanc (creator of AlloCiné) and Pierre Lescure (founder of Canal+), Molotov is an OTT distribution platform that has revolutionized access to television, and is available on all screens and connected devices (TechCrunch). Molotov offers a unique experience combining linear and non-linear programs from more than 220 content publishers and television channels in a single interface. Selected in the French government's French Tech 120 index, in the top 10 Top Start-ups LinkedIn 2020, and awarded "Best Application of the Year" four times by App Store (Apple), Google Play (Android) and AppAnnie users, Molotov has more than 12 million registered users after only 4 years of existence, making it the French leader in streaming program distribution.

About Starzplay

Starz continues to grow its global footprint with its ongoing expansion of the Starzplay international premium streaming platform. Starzplay’s rapid expansion into 50 countries since its launch in May of 2018 is driven by its ability to provide subscribers access to the “best in global SVOD.” The content offering comprises the entire catalog of STARZ premium content, with upcoming STARZ Originals airing exclusively on Starzplay day-and-date with the US, exclusive award-winning and critically acclaimed first-run series and a vast library of blockbuster feature films. Starzplay is available through the direct to consumer Starzplay app in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Spain, the UK and India (as Lionsgate Play); on global digital broadcast services, multi-channel video distributors, telecommunications companies and other online and digital platforms including in Canada, Europe, Japan and Latin America on Apple TV; in Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico the Netherlands, Spain and the UK on Amazon Prime Video channels; in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the UK on Rakuten; in Brazil, Canada, Mexico and the UK through Roku TV and streaming devices and on the following local platforms: in Argentina on Movistar, in Brazil on Claro, in France on Orange, in Mexico on izzi, Totalplay and Cinépolis; in Spain on Orange, Vodafone and MasMovil; in Switzerland on UPC TV, blue+ and Sky, in the UK on Virgin Media; and as Starz in Canada in alliance with Bell Media

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Molotov signs with a major American studio for Mango, its new free VOD offer


Paris, 25th November 2020

A selection of emblematic movies from the American studio Sony Pictures has been added to Mango, the free VOD offer launched by Molotov in mid-November.

For the first time, the French public will be able to find free on demand big box office hits from the catalog of the American major, such as Seven Years in Tibet with Brad Pitt, Memoirs of a geisha by Rob Marshall, Perfect stranger with Halle Berry and Bruce Willis or From here to eternity with Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift and Deborah Kerr.

This collection includes monuments of Hollywood movies as well as genres like teen horror of the 90s, or cult movie franchises such as the Karate Kid or Charlie’s Angels. Many other films that made the heyday of the box office will be offered on Mango, such as Single white female with Bridget Fonda, Gothika by Mathieu Kassovitz,A knight’s tale with Heath Ledger, I still know what you did last summer II, The Blue Lagoon...

“We are thrilled to expand Mango with Sony Pictures films, one of America's most prestigious studios. Our new free AVoD offer will thus allow our 13 million users to watch or re-watch monuments of the cinema for the first time in France, and only on Molotov. We work every day to diversify and enrich our offers, free and paid*, with leading content publishers and studios, French and international.” says Grégory Samak, General Manager of Molotov.

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About Molotov

Founded by JeanDavid Blanc (creator of AlloCiné) and Pierre Lescure (founder of Canal+), Molotov is an OTT distribution platform that has revolutionized access to television, and is available on all screens and connected devices (TechCrunch). Molotov offers a unique experience combining linear and non-linear programs from more than 220 content publishers and television channels in a single interface. Selected in the French government's French Tech 120 index, in the top 10 Top Start-ups LinkedIn 2020, and awarded "Best Application of the Year" four times by App Store (Apple), Google Play (Android) and AppAnnie users, Molotov has more than 12 million registered users after only 4 years of existence, making it the French leader in streaming program distribution.

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Molotov launches France’s first free VOD ad-supported service


Paris, 11th November 2020

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Molotov announces today the launch of Mango, an ad-supported free offer of movies, documentaries, TV shows and content for kids.

In a context of a tremendous boom in OTT usage in France, and a landscape already cluttered by numerous paid offers (SVoD), the french streaming platform launches a free alternative for its 13M users. Molotov is opening its platform to content providers wishing to monetize their content through advertising, therefore offering that content for free to the public.

More than 1,000 programs are available at launch, mainly films (action, comedy, romance, fantasy, drama, youth films), historical or scientific documentaries, and cartoons, renewed weekly. Eventually, thousands of films and programs will be available on demand for free, aggregated on the platform under the brand Mango.

About ten agreements have already been signed with content providers such as Kabillion, Zylo, ACI, FIP, ZED, Ampersand, Sonar, ITV, Mediawan, Trade Media & Dynamic, Crome Films, and discussions are underway with Sony Pictures, Endemol, Lionsgate, Wild Bunch...

Molotov has been working actively on Mango for almost a year, creating in house:

  • a dedicated sales team structured around two divisions:
    • Media agencies and advertisers, headed by Béatrice Leroux-Barraux, former Sales Director at TF1 Publicité and Managing Director at NRJ Group's sales house.
    • Entertainment advertisers (cinema, streaming platforms, live shows), headed by Sophie Alliel, former CEO of Talent Group.
  • ad-serving, data and technological solutions: Molotov has developed its own smart ad-serving solution, combined with Freewheel and Ad Insertion Platform services to offer a high-performance and optimal advertising experience.
  • an Acquisition & Publishing team in relation with publishers and content providers

Ad-supported video-on-demand (AVod) is the spearhead of new platforms in the U.S., where the watch-time spent by users is now greater than on SVoD* platforms. According to Digital TV Research, the AVod market generated revenues of $27 billion in 2019 and could reach $56 billion in 2024 worldwide.

Molotov, which is now considered as a marketplace, adds advertising revenues to its subscription revenue model and offers the opportunity to content providers to diversify their revenue streams. Molotov is offering a real revolution to the French audience as well as to publishers and content providers, providing them with new opportunities to distribute and monetize their content to its 13 million users.

The platform will also host AVoD contents from other publishers, as it already does with the distribution of France’s major historical TV channels.

For JeanDavid Blanc (CEO and founder of Molotov) : "It was logical for Molotov to introduce in France the AVoD model. Mango embodies Molotov's philosophy and mission: offering programs accessible to all, both free and paid with the best user experience, while providing publishers and content providers with a complementary and solid revenue model".

Molotov today:

  • More than 170 channels and content providers distributed on the platform
  • A free offer giving access to 34 channels, including all DTT (27 channels), as well as Mango’s VOD
  • Paid options including Molotov Plus, Molotov Extended, OCS, Ciné+, AdultSwim, Spicee, the African and Maghreb thematic packages, the NFL Game Pass, the Gamer Zone pack, Schoolmouv...
  • User-friendly ergonomics, unique features such as cloud storage for recording, and a multi-award-winning application
  • Nearly 13 million users as of Nov 2020.

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About Molotov

Founded by JeanDavid Blanc (creator of AlloCiné) and Pierre Lescure (founder of Canal+), Molotov is an OTT distribution platform that has revolutionized access to television, and is available on all screens and connected devices (TechCrunch). Molotov offers a unique experience combining linear and non-linear programs from more than 220 content publishers and television channels in a single interface. Selected in the French government's French Tech 120 index, in the top 10 Top Start-ups LinkedIn 2020, and awarded "Best Application of the Year" four times by App Store (Apple), Google Play (Android) and AppAnnie users, Molotov has more than 12 million registered users after only 4 years of existence, making it the French leader in streaming program distribution.

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Molotov is now a TV Source on Panasonic smart TVs


Paris, 6th November 2020

Molotov launches Molotov Source TV, a service allowing users to watch linear TV, Replay and on-demand programs on their Panasonic smart TV, without any third party set-top-box or antenna. The Molotov and Panasonic partnership spearheads something of a revolution in France: wireless TV, wifi only.

Molotov Source TV is revolutionizing the TV customer experience by acting as a virtual set-top-box on Panasonic smart TVs: the TV set-top-box, and both the DTT and satellite antenna is useless, as Molotov becomes the TV provider directly integrated into the TV set without any third party material or additional costs.

Launched in November 2018 as an “over-the-top (internet) application” on Panasonic smart TVs, Molotov is available since September 2020 as an “operator application” on Panasonic 2020 mid- and high-end Smart TVs. The 2021 and next ranges will also benefit from this innovation.

Based on a deep integration of the platform into the TV set, the Molotov Source TV service delivers an experience similar to the operator set-top-box’s one. The experience is even enhanced by Molotov’s advanced features such as live control and DVR in the Cloud.

Molotov Source TV allows :

  • To enjoy the Molotov interface as a TV source on the TV: when the user turns the TV off and on again, he remains into the Molotov interface.
  • To benefit from the wide variety of films, series and tv shows available on the platform (Live, Replay and “On Demand”), thus approximately 30,000 hours of programs accessible anytime.
  • To control Molotov directly with the Panasonic remote control, each button being linked to a function specific to Molotov (launch a recording, display programs, set up subtitles...).
  • To switch from one device to another: start on a smartphone, keep watching on the TV, even for a live program that you'll pick up where you left off.

To install this service, the user selects Molotov as the TV source when setting up the TV set (IPTV category), or later from the applications store and the Panasonic launcher. Access to Molotov is free and options can be added (the free version gives access to 34 channels including all DTT, options detailed below).

With this new service, Molotov is shaping the future of television: cordless TV access allows you to install your TV wherever you want in the house, without worrying about extra antenna cables or boxes, or having to handle multiple remote controls.

Molotov Source TV on Panasonic Smart TVs is :

  • More than 170 free and paid channels directly on the TV set.
  • Savings: free access, no TV box rental fees.
  • Less cables,
  • No TV set-top-box
  • Only one remote control
  • Always the possibility to switch to the applications available on the Panasonic Store
  • All your TV on all your TV sets at home, at no extra charge

“We are very pleased to innovate with Panasonic to launch what will be tomorrow’s TV access. With Molotov Source TV, Molotov integrates itself into the heart of Smart TVs and allows viewers to free themselves from TV boxes” says Olivier Kouvarakis, CMO of Molotov.

“Panasonic is proud to partner with Molotov to revolutionize the customer experience on its TVs. This new service offers multiple functions and allows consumers to install their TV wherever they want thanks to the absence of additional antenna cables and boxes. We are convinced that this service will provide them with a unique user experience,” said Romain Chollet, Marketing and Communication Director of Panasonic France-Belux.

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About Molotov

Created by JeanDavid Blanc (founder of AlloCiné) and Pierre Lescure (co-founder of Canal+), Molotov is an OTT distribution platform which revolutionizes the access to television, available on all screens and connected devices (TechCrunch). Molotov allows the seamless integration of linear and non-linear programs of over 170 content editors and channels within a revolutionary user experience. Recognized “Best application of the year” by the App-Store (Apple) and Google Play (Android) users three times, and with over 10 million registered users after only 3 years of existence, Molotov has become the French leader in OTT video content distribution.

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Trace partners with Molotov Solutions to develop its OTT platform worldwide


Paris, 5th October 2020

Trace, the international media group dedicated to empowerment and entertainment of afro-urban people, has entrusted Molotov Solutions to develop and operate the new version of its OTT platform, TracePlay.

Using the Molotov platform, TracePlay will offer more than 25 live TV channels, 100 radio channels and some 1,000 hours of on-demand content. The platform will be distributed in 180 countries (a first for Molotov), notably in Africa, Europe, Caribbean and North and South America. When it launches in the Spring 2021, it will be available in French, English and Portuguese.

TracePlay will benefit from Molotov Solution’s full application suite which has already attracted about 12 million users in France. Molotov’s technology will allow TracePlay to empower its audiences to connect with Afro-urban culture seamlessly using:

  • A video platform in the cloud with Live, Replay and On Demand;
  • A complete back office suite with interface control, content editorialization, users and offers management, and data analysis;
  • A flexible and robust API that seamlessly interconnects with third party applications (CRM, analytics, payments) and telecom operators to promote Trace’s content offerings on STBs and to propose a SSO login and carrier billing to users;
  • Mobile and tablet applications (iOS and Android), responsive browser-based web application and on large screens with Chromecast, Android TV and Apple TV ;
  • A proprietary video player compatible with ABR (adaptive bitrate streaming), multilingual and integrating features such as pause/resume, Start Over (return to the beginning of the current live program in 1 click), fast forward and rewind, channel hopping;
  • Flagship features such as multi-language, delinearization of streaming programs, radio and podcasts, personality tracking, "Watch List", In-App-Purchase, parental control, and many more.

"The digital and non-linear consumption of TV and radio channels and content continues to grow, especially among young and urban audiences who particularly enjoy Trace. We chose Molotov Solutions for the quality of its technical platform and the expertise of its team. Together, we will build the most beautiful audiovisual experience of afro-urban entertainment ", said Olivier Laouchez, CEO of Trace.

"We are very pleased to support Trace in the strategic acceleration of its OTT services. This is a very comprehensive and global project, which demonstrates the scope of Molotov Solutions' services and the capabilities of its team in France and internationally ", said François Le Pichon, COO of Molotov

About Molotov

Created by JeanDavid Blanc (founder of AlloCiné) and Pierre Lescure (co-founder of Canal+), Molotov is an OTT distribution platform which revolutionizes the access to television, available on all screens and connected devices (TechCrunch). Molotov allows the seamless integration of linear and non-linear programs of over 170 content editors and channels within a revolutionary user experience. Recognized “Best application of the year” by the App-Store (Apple) and Google Play (Android) users three times, and with over 10 million registered users after only 3 years of existence, Molotov has become the French leader in OTT video content distribution.

About Trace

Created in France in 2003 by Olivier Laouchez and French and American partners, Trace is an international media group exclusively dedicated to afro-urban music and culture and to the success of young people. Trace broadcasts television and radio channels, produces programs and develops mobile and digital services that are popular with 350 million users in 180 countries, particularly in Africa, Europe, Brazil, the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean. Trace will soon launch Trace Academia, the world's first free online edutainment platform dedicated to vocational training.

Web TracePlay: traceplay.tv

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Molotov introduces “Molotov Solutions” its tech division aimed at professionals in France and around the world


Paris, 16th June 2020

Molotov Solutions (www.molotov.solutions) is a range of services for media, content owners, and telco operators, which leverages Molotov’s heritage, its know-how and in-depth knowledge of the OTT environment.

In a context of exploding OTT consumption, the success of the Molotov consumer platform in France has prompted numerous requests from professionals around the world. To address these requests, the streaming platform introduces “Molotov Solutions”, a new activity dedicated to B2B.

The announcement of Molotov Solutions is in line with a very successful 2020 beginning for Molotov. The French streaming service has seen its user base grow from 10 to 11.5 millions since January, a +57% increase in average time spent on the platform, concluded a dozen new distribution agreements (180 channels and editors available today), launched “Molotov pour l’Ecole”, and more.

Molotov Solutions benefits from the expertise of its multi-award winning consumer platform. The constant improvement of its developments since its inception, its innovations hailed by the whole industry, and the daily management of several million users, are all structuring advantages.

This B2B solution is aimed at professionals, enabling them to create, manage, host and editorialize both linear and non-linear, free and paid platforms (subscriptions, fee-for-service), live channels and video on demand content. Molotov Solutions provides its customers with unanimously recognized innovations and functionalities (Live, SVOD, AVOD, DRM, subscription, algorithms, data collection, NPVR, etc.), on all screens and connected devices (mobile, TV, desktop, smart TV, consoles).

Relying in particular on its own patents and certifications from manufacturers and Big Techs (Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Apple, Google, Amazon, etc.), Molotov Solutions offers its customers turn-key and / or operated solutions for the realization of OTT projects of all sizes. They are therefore guaranteed access to innovative, reliable and efficient products, delivered within extremely competitive deadlines.

For JeanDavid Blanc (founder and president of Molotov):« After years of learning, development and operations on our consumer platform, Molotov has acquired solid know-how, widely acclaimed by users and professionals. Molotov’s knowledge of the business and technological skills allow the company to position itself naturally as one of the leaders on the OTT B2B market, in France and internationally. »

With 10 years of experience in digital agency management and after 2 years as Chief Experience Officer at Molotov, François Le Pichon becomes Chief Operating Officer at Molotov Solutions.

Information about Molotov Solutions available at: www.molotov.solutions

About Molotov

Created by JeanDavid Blanc (founder of AlloCiné) and Pierre Lescure (co-founder of Canal+), Molotov is an OTT distribution platform which revolutionizes the access to television, available on all screens and connected devices (TechCrunch). Molotov allows the seamless integration of linear and non-linear programs of over 170 content editors and channels within a revolutionary user experience. Recognized “Best application of the year” by the App-Store (Apple) and Google Play (Android) users three times, and with over 10 million registered users after only 3 years of existence, Molotov has become the French leader in OTT video content distribution.

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Molotov launches “Molotov pour l'Ecole” (Molotov for School)


Paris, 16th April 2020

At a time when more than 12 million students are effectively being homeschooled, Molotov has mobilized to launch in record time "Molotov pour l’Ecole" (Molotov for School), a new category dedicated to school students accessible on Molotov. Television channels offer many programs such as news and information shows, documentaries, and movies which illustrate school curricula in an effective and entertaining way.

Molotov pour l'Ecole aims at enriching our children’s learning by bringing together all relevant television programs seamlessly organized by grade (K through 12) and by theme (personalities, historical events, science...), thus transforming television into a real and user-friendly educational tool.

Molotov completes that offering with audiovisual courses for secondary school students produced by the Toulouse-based start-up SchoolMouv, one of France’s leading online platforms dedicated to student help.

Molotov pour l’Ecole consists of:

  • for kindergarten and primary school children: edutainment programs, reports and documentaries
  • for secondary school students: edutainment shows, documentaries and reports, as well as close to 1.000 courses from 6th to 12th grade, designed by professional National Education teachers in all the main subjects and in accordance with official programs
  • Documentaries for School: hundreds of documentaries on history, outstanding personalities, science, nature, geography, etc... relating to the topics covered at school
  • Cinema for School: cinema films selected because they illustrate the school programs

Molotov pour l’Ecole is free. The 1,000 courses (worth 19.99€ /month) will be available free of charge until May 15th (date supposed to be the end of confinement for students in France), so that all students can benefit from the service until the schools reopen. Content from pay channels is available via subscription at the channels’ rate (most often with one month free).

For JeanDavid Blanc, founder and President of Molotov: « From Molotov's origins, we wanted to show pupils and students the richness of television when viewed through the prism of school curricula. We are very pleased to complete this offer with the extremely high quality content from SchoolMouv. It is not a question here of replacing the lessons and the assignments entrusted to the pupils by their teachers, but of completing and illustrating them pleasantly. »

For Shannon Picardo, founder and CEO of SchoolMouv, « At SchoolMouv we have been working to democratize academic support for a long time. This initiative shows once again that the entrepreneurial world can mobilize quickly during an unprecedented period to support parents, students and teachers. We are very proud to launch this channel with Molotov, hoping that it will serve as many learners as possible. »

This initiative is supported by numerous partners, including Mediawan with the « Sciences et Vie TV » and « Toute l’Histoire » channels, Purebreak (Webedia Group), L'Étudiant, Teads, Klassroom (the ideal parent-teacher communication app for pedagogical continuity), Bayard Press with the Okapi and Phosphore magazines, TCL and Nice Matin.

About Molotov

Created by JeanDavid Blanc (founder of AlloCiné) and Pierre Lescure (co-founder of Canal+), Molotov is an OTT distribution platform which revolutionizes the access to television, available on all screens and connected devices (TechCrunch). Molotov allows the seamless integration of linear and non-linear programs of over 170 content editors and channels within a revolutionary user experience. Recognized “Best application of the year” by the App-Store (Apple) and Google Play (Android) users three times, and with over 10 million registered users after only 3 years of existence, Molotov has become the French leader in OTT video content distribution.

About SchoolMouv

SchoolMouv was founded in 2015 with a clear ambition: to democratize educational support by making it accessible to all families and by offering an innovative format adapted to middle and high school students. A pioneer of EdTech, SchoolMouv is the first 100% online pedagogical support site that offers video lessons, chat between teachers and students, and content covering the entire curriculum from 6th to 12th grade. SchoolMouv is used by 35,000 teachers, more than 200 of whom participate in building the content. Today, the platform supports more than 2 million students in France and enables them to gain 3.2 points in their overall average.

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A special Coronavirus section on Molotov and nearly 50 channels offered to better get through the crisis and confinement


Paris, 20th March 2020

To cope with the epidemic and home confinement, Molotov is mobilizing and offering almost 50 additional channels* to its subscribers, as well as a dedicated section which groups all Coronavirus-related programmes together.

Molotov, in collaboration with its TV broadcaster partners, wishes to support its subscribers in this challenging times and will do so by making available a wide variety of programs.

A special Coronavirus section has been created, which brings together in one place all the programmes and content broadcast by television channels about the epidemic. In addition to live information, there are news, investigation, documentary broadcasts and all subjects related to the event.

In addition, and to better cope with home confinement, Molotov offers all of its subscribers nearly fifty channels with their replay, including in particular (non-exhaustive) live and vod programmes:

  • general channels (such as RTL9, Paris Première or Comedy Central)
  • channels for children (such as Nickelodeon, Nickelodeon Junior, Cartoon Network, Toonami or Boomerang) or teenagers (such as Adult Swim)
  • movie channels (with TCM Cinema, Paramount Channel or Action)
  • documentary channels (such as Toute l’Histoire, Animaux or Science & Vie)
  • music channels (such as M6 Music, Trace Urban or MTV)
  • international news channels (such as CNN), which will provide information on the development of the epidemic everywhere in the world.

Molotov hopes, on his own scale, to contribute to national solidarity by helping everyone to overcome this period of confinement and uncertainty.

* variations may apply.

About Molotov

Created by JeanDavid Blanc (founder of AlloCiné) and Pierre Lescure (co-founder of Canal+), Molotov is an OTT distribution platform which revolutionizes the access to television, available on all screens and connected devices (TechCrunch). Molotov allows the seamless integration of linear and non-linear programs of over 170 content editors and channels within a revolutionary user experience. Recognized “Best application of the year” by the App-Store (Apple) and Google Play (Android) users three times, and with over 10 million registered users after only 3 years of existence, Molotov has become the French leader in OTT video content distribution.

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10 million French people watch TV content with Molotov


Paris, 29th January 2020

Molotov has surpassed 10 million users just 3 years after its launch and confirms its leadership in the French streaming (OTT) market. The company has also recently been selected to join the French Tech 120 index as one of the most innovative start-ups in France.

After enjoying a 63% increase in time spent on its platform and an 82% increase in subscriptions in 2019, Molotov has crossed in January the symbolic 10 million user threshold (10x in less than 2 years). As OTT’s adoption is rapidly spreading, Molotov has established itself as an industry leader in France.

Molotov provides access to over 170 linear and non linear, free and pay channels, including over 30.000 titles refreshed daily, and it is continually seeking to improve its content offer. In the fourth quarter of 2019 Molotov enriched its offer with premium content across all categories: entertainment with Viacom and Turner channels, news & information with Altice- NextRadioTV and RT France, sports with Sport en France, ethnic content with the integration of African and Maghrebi leading channels, and even a « Gamer Zone » dedicated to video gaming fans. Molotov continues to forge ahead and will grow its catalog even more in the coming weeks, with the incorporation of local, regional and foreign channels, documentaries, and additional entertainment content.

Molotov, who has already received multiple awards for its technological and commercial innovations, will continue to disrupt the market in 2020. It will soon introduce new and unique functionalities to its users, as well as innovative tools for the content editors and/or channels, such as the « SmartPaywall » (for subscription-based content editors) and « SmartAdServing » (for ad-supported content editors).

In addition, Molotov is proud to have been recently selected to join the French Tech 120 index (*), a government-backed organization set up to support the most promising startups that have the potential to become global technology leaders by creating favorable conditions for their development, growth and continued innovation. This illustrates both the relevance of the Molotov platform and the recognition of its significant development opportunities, as well as its contribution to the French industry.

(*) French Tech 120 : Launched in September 2019 by the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister, the French Tech 120 program illustrates the French government’s desire to become the best possible support for the French Tech ecosystem. The 120 selected startups are among the most promising companies in the country and have the potential to become global technology leaders. The list of services, intended to grow continuously, covers five categories: international development, financing, access to the market, recruitment of talent and support in all relations with the administration. Pooling resources from across the various government agencies, ministries and public service departments, this program is intended to simulate growth and create opportunities in France, following the global success of our top startups.
More information: FT120

About Molotov

Created by JeanDavid Blanc (founder of AlloCiné) and Pierre Lescure (co-founder of Canal+), Molotov is an OTT distribution platform which revolutionizes the access to television, available on all screens and connected devices (TechCrunch). Molotov allows the seamless integration of linear and non-linear programs of over 170 content editors and channels within a revolutionary user experience. Recognized “Best application of the year” by the App-Store (Apple) and Google Play (Android) users three times, and with over 10 million registered users after only 3 years of existence, Molotov has become the French leader in OTT video content distribution.

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Molotov & Viacom announce a multi-annual partnership


Paris, 10th December 2019

Viacom Networks France and Molotov – the French leading OTT leader – have signed a multi-annual distribution deal. Viacom’s channels (*) will incorporate the pay-tv packages of the platform.

The agreement values an enriched service proposition aimed at Molotov users. They will benefit from all the Viacom channels with their catch-up and complementary services, as well as Molotov-specific features such as start-over, cloud DVR and mobility all over the European Union.

The Molotov offer now includes Viacom’s Youth channels, of which NICKELODEON JUNIOR (#1 on the 4-10 year-olds on French pay TV, with iconic licenses like Paw Patrol or Blaze and the Monster Machines), NICKELODEON (SpongeBob, Ninja Turtles), NICKELODEON TEEN (Chica Vampiro, Thunderman) or MY NICKELODEON JUNIOR (the 1st edutainment TV channel customizable by the parents).

The BET, GAME ONE and PARAMOUNT channels were already available on the platform which now expands its selection with Entertainment channels focused for instance on Music (with the MTV channels), Comedy (with COMEDY CENTRAL) and « simulcast » Japanese animation (with J-ONE).

« Such deal will strengthen our historic partnership and will enable the public in France to benefit from the rich variety of Viacom’s content, with all the innovation and fluidity Molotov consistently provides to the users », said Grégory Samak, Managing Director of Molotov.

(*) NICKELODEON JUNIOR, NICKELODEON, NICKELODEON TEEN, NICKELODEON +1, PARAMOUNT CHANNEL, PARAMOUNT CHANNEL DECALE, COMEDY CENTRAL, MTV, MTV HITS, BET, GAME ONE, J-ONE, and the personalized TV services MY MTV and MY NICKELODEON JUNIOR

About Molotov

Created by JeanDavid Blanc (founder of AlloCiné) and Pierre Lescure (co-founder of Canal+), Molotov is a new generation distribution platform which revolutionizes the access to television, available on all screens and connected devices. Molotov allows the fluid integration of linear and non-linear programs of almost a hundred editors and channels within a revolutionary experience. Granted three times “Best application of the year” by the App-Store (Apple) and Google Play (Android) users, and with over 9.5 million users after only 3 years of existence, Molotov has become the French leader in OTT TV distribution (OTT “over-the-top”).

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In France, 7 million users watch television with Molotov


Paris, December 21th 2018

Molotov, the n°1 French OTT television platform, has continued to grow, having reached more than 7 million users at the end of this year.
So, more than 3 million users subscribed to Molotov in 2018 confirming its rapid growth and huge public approval ratings.

More than ever before, Molotov pursues its ambition to become a universal television provider, accessible throughout the globe, and continues to reinvent its distribution platform of premium content. The service is constantly being updated and currently provides 80 different channels, many of which would otherwise be inaccessible for the majority of screen types or would require a cable box.

At the beginning of December, Molotov was awarded by Android users the Google Play “Best App 2018”. Having already received two awards in the year it was launched - “App of the Year” by Apple App Store and “Most Entertaining” by Google Play -, Molotov can add this new distinction to its glowing track record, highlighting the quality of its service.

For Jean-David Blanc, CEO & founder: “Molotov continues to relentlessly innovate, and we are very proud to have been selected once more by our users. We work daily to develop Molotov, pursuing our original ambition: to reinvent the TV experience, focusing on the quality and abundance of TV channels, thanks to a service that is both simple and accessible to every generation of user.”

About Molotov

Molotov is France’s leading independent OTT TV platform. Presenting a freemium offer, millions of French have discovered Molotov as a ground-breaking new way of accessing TV content and a whole new digital experience. A fast-growing young company, Molotov is now being enjoyed by 5 million users and targets to become a leader in OTT TV distribution. Founded by JeanDavid Blanc, AlloCiné’s creator (French web leader in cinema), Pierre Lescure, founder of Canal+ and Jean-Marc Denoual (former manager at TF1), Molotov wants to revolutionize television with a multidevice and multiscreen platform.

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Molotov is now accessible over Europe for french users


Paris, March 20th 2018

Starting april 1st, french users can now watch television with Molotov when they are travelling in one of the 28 european countries.

Molotov was launched in France in july 2016 and now gathers almost 5 million users. Available anytime and on any device, Molotov gives a groundbreaking access to 80 TV channels enriched with innovative features such as start-over or cloud recording among many others that create the utter television experience.

French Molotov subscribers will be able to travel and enjoy watching television out of France, from the 28 European Union’s member states. This new feature is included in all the options, with no extra charge, starting april 1st. Molotov is available on the french app stores (Apple, Google, Android TV, Amazon, Samsung and LG smart TVs)www.molotov.tv.

This offers’ evolution is being processed in the frame of the cross-border portability of online content services regulation. It scores the first step of Molotov’s european growth strategy.

Cross-border portability will give our users a greater freedom. It will allow them to stay in touch with France through television events. This new feature is substantial for Molotov as it promotes mobility in people’s lifestyle. Life moments such as holidays are very benefitial for content palatability and Molotov is in the best place to satisfy users, delivering a complete and modern television experience with great features and the richest content offer.

JeanDavid Blanc, CEO of Molotov

28 European Union’s member states

🇩🇪 Germany
🇦🇹 Austria
🇧🇪 Belgium
🇧🇬 Bulgary
🇨🇾 Cyprus
🇭🇷 Croatia
🇩🇰 Denmark
🇪🇸 Spain
🇪🇪 Estonia
🇫🇮 Finland
🇫🇷 France
🇬🇷 Greece
🇭🇺 Hungary
🇮🇪 Ireland
🇮🇹 Italy
🇱🇻 Latvia
🇱🇹 Lithuania
🇱🇺 Luxembourg
🇲🇹 Malta
🇳🇱 Netherlands
🇵🇱 Poland
🇵🇹 Portugal
🇨🇿 Czech republic
🇷🇴 Romania
🇬🇧 United Kingdom
🇸🇰 Slovakia
🇸🇮 Slovenia
🇸🇪 Swedeb

About Molotov

Molotov is France’s leading independent OTT TV platform. Presenting a freemium offer, millions of French have discovered Molotov as a ground-breaking new way of accessing TV content and a whole new digital experience. A fast-growing young company, Molotov is now being enjoyed by 5 million users and targets to become a leader in OTT TV distribution. Founded by JeanDavid Blanc, AlloCiné’s creator (French web leader in cinema), Pierre Lescure, founder of Canal+ and Jean-Marc Denoual (former manager at TF1), Molotov wants to revolutionize television with a multidevice and multiscreen platform.

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4 million French rediscover TV with Molotov


Paris, January 30th 2018

Molotov has started a revolution in France. In july 2016, the French discover a new OTT platform that shows the incredible wealth of the TV offer. In less than a year, a million of people have a Molotov account (april 2017). 18 months after its start, more than 4 million French are watching TV with Molotov.

Applauded for its simplicity of use and its ground-breaking interface, in France, Molotov has become the way to watch TV with 2 million monthly and 500 000 daily users. With a 20% monthly growth, Molotov now aims to triple its audience over the coming 18 months.

A TV complementary audience

Molotov reconnects an audience that traditional TV had feared lost: people below the age of 51 (average age of French TV watcher). Molotov’s audience is on average 35 year young and attracted to the platform primarily via social media.

Thanks to Molotov countless innovative features, users are free to enjoy the full range of live, free and premium TV content and do so across all devices, linear or recorded in the cloud. This audience reconquest is positioning Molotov as a strategically important partner for broadcasters. Designed to bring together linear and non-linear content consumption in a seamless fashion, Molotov is based on TV channels’ editorial make up. It enhances the channels’ editorial proposition, extends its attraction across different time windows (e.g. catch up, recording in the cloud, start-over, time shifting, etc.)

New frontiers

Molotov is well positioned to achieve European OTT presence and leadership. This year, Molotov will announce its first expansion outside France.

In addition, Molotov is ready for the new European portability offering. Starting march 20th, the Molotov users will be able to travel in Europe and get full access to French TV content. This territorial expansion will be available for premium subscribers travelling within Europe.

For JeanDavid Blanc, Molotov’s CEO :
Molotov is achieving rapid and exciting growth in France. On busy nights, our viewers now add up to 5% of the French TV audience - only a year and a half after we launched. In 2018, Molotov will keep adding premium content to its offer and continue to develop innovative features to make people rediscover TV.

About Molotov

Molotov is France’s leading independent OTT TV platform. Presenting a freemium offer, millions of French have discovered Molotov as a ground-breaking new way of accessing TV content and a whole new digital experience. A fast-growing young company, Molotov is now being enjoyed by 5 million users and targets to become a leader in OTT TV distribution. Founded by JeanDavid Blanc, AlloCiné’s creator (French web leader in cinema), Pierre Lescure, founder of Canal+ and Jean-Marc Denoual (former manager at TF1), Molotov wants to revolutionize television with a multidevice and multiscreen platform.

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