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Molotov, the OTT television distribution platform created by French media veterans JeanDavid Blanc, Pierre Lescure and Jean-Marc Denoual, will publicly launch this summer on July 11th.
The service will be available to users free of charge and will be easily accessible on all screens including computers, smartphones, tablets and connected TVs. With both free-to-air and paid channels available via the service, the users will have access to more than a hundred different television channels, representing nearly all TV broadcasters available in France.
“After months of hard work, user tests and analyses, we are very pleased to offer a new television experience this summer,” said Blanc. “One that is free and fully focused on what viewers expect from television in the 21st century. More than ever, we are convinced that television has an outstanding value proposition, provided it is delivered through the right user experience.”
Molotov also announced the signing of a distribution agreement with the Canal+ Group that will see the channels D8, D17 and iTélé, as well as seven premium cinema channels from Ciné+ (Ciné+ Premier, Ciné+ Frisson, Ciné+ Emotion, Ciné+ Famiz, Ciné+ Club, Ciné+ Classic et Ciné+ A la demande), all available on the platform.
“The arrival of the Canal+ Group channels particularly pleases me and reinforces our vision of the evolution of television distribution,” added Lescure. “We’re devoting all of our efforts to bring viewers a new, long-awaited television distribution platform that meets the needs of today, and particularly the Millennials.”