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France: Molotov claims 65% growth for Mango

AVoD service Mango, the French OTT live and catch-up TV platform launched in November 2020, has registered a 65 per cent growth over the last year according to its parent company Molotov. The service is attracting some three million views each month. Mango offers a  line-up of programming totaling 3,000 hours – up 30 per […]

April 8, 2022From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Molotov renews ad contract with AIP

Molotov, the French OTT service, has announced the renewal of its contract with Ad Insertion Platform (AIP), a provider of SSAI technology, enabling Server-Side-Ad-Insertion (SSAI) into their AVoD service Mango. “Our relationship with Molotov is based on innovative collaboration to manage their monetisation challenges. We deeply value their continued trust in our platform and our […]

February 8, 2022

Molotov agrees M6 distribution deal

Molotov has ended its streaming dispute with M6 ​​Group and agreed a new distribution deal. The French TV platform now will be able to continue hosting the M6, W9, 6Ter and Gulli channels, but only as part of its paid offers. From December 18th, Molotov users will have to pay to watch M6 channels with […]

December 17, 2021

Molotov must pay €7m to M6 and cease streaming

French OTT platform Molotov has been forbidden by a Paris Court to stream M6’s channels (M6, W9, 6ter), which have been distributed without authorisation over the last three years. Molotov must also pay €7 million to M6 Group, for breaching the rights. An amount of €15,000 has been added for brand infringement, as Molotov had […]

December 10, 2021

fuboTV completes Molotov acquisition

fuboTV, the sports-first live TV streaming platform, has closed its acquisition of France’s live TV streaming company, Molotov SAS. The acquisition, first announced on November 9th, was previously expected to close in the first quarter of 2022. The synergies between fuboTV and Molotov’s technology and teams are expected to enable both companies to continue on […]

December 8, 2021

France: Molotov on Vestel smart TVs

OTT live streaming and VoD platform Molotov has signed a distribution agreement with Turkish brand Vestel and will be now available on all new model smart TVs in France as well as the products sold since 2018. A Molotov button will be integrated to Vestel remote controls during 2022 to give direct access to the […]

November 30, 2021From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

fuboTV acquires Molotov, hits 1m subs

In a deal it says marks a significant milestone towards global expansion, sports-first live TV streaming platform fuboTV has and entered into a binding agreement to acquire French live TV streaming company, Molotov. The transaction fuels fuboTV’s global expansion strategy by leveraging Molotov’s direct-to-consumer live TV streaming service and its advertising video-on-demand (AVoD) platform, Mango, […]

November 10, 2021

Digital Virgo distributes ducktv in Africa, Middle East

ducktv, the edutainment children’s offering operated by Mega Max Media, has signed a partnership agreement with Digital Virgo for distribution of the linear channel on its networks in Africa and the Middle East. The channel has been launched through Molotov’s OTT service deployed by Digital Virgo in Senegal, Cameroon, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast and […]

July 12, 2021

100K Molotov subs in Ivory Coast and Senegal

French OTT channel distribution platform Molotov says it has passed the 100,000 subscribers mark in two African countries. Having launched December 2020 in Ivory Coast and January 2021 in Senegal, Molotov is in parallel strengthening its local partnerships with new content. Following its introduction in Senegal, the service has enriched its offering with public channels […]

March 16, 2021From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Study: Molotov needs fast Africa roll-out

The French OTT distribution platform Molotov has taken its first steps into Africa. After a rollout in Ivory Coast at the end of 2020, the service, which is backed by Idinvest and Xavier Niel (Free), is ready to deploy in the rest of French-speaking Africa. For the months to come, ‘Molotov Afrique’ plans to launch […]

February 9, 2021