Advanced Television


Molotov rolls out in Africa

French OTT platform Molotov has started rolling out in Africa, with an initial launch in Ivory Coast, where it claims to have already generated “tens of thousands” of subscribers. The service debuted in France four years ago, and now distributes some 180 on-demand, free and linear pay-TV channels – as well as catch-up services. It […]

January 13, 2021From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

StarzPlay continues international expansion

Starzplay, the streaming service from Starz, is celebrating a collection of partner launches in the second half of 2020 including a new presence in the Nordics with NENT/Viaplay. In addition, Starzplay has expanded in key markets this month with Vodafone in Italy, Sky in Switzerland and Molotov in France, with more still planned. Starzplay says […]

December 16, 2020

Molotov extends Unified Streaming deal

Molotov, the French OTT provider, has extended its relationship with Unified Streaming, a 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 innovative Remix technology, a playlist-based system […]

December 10, 2020

Molotov TV selects Ad Insertion Platform SSAI solution

Molotov, the 12+ million users leading OTT provider in France who recently announced its new AVOD service Mango, free and fully financed by advertising revenues, selected the Swiss company Ad Insertion Platform (AIP) to enable Server-Side Ad Insertion (SSAI) with their DAIConnect solution. DAIConnect guarantees the best possible user experience together with an efficient advertising […]

December 1, 2020

France: 30% don’t use catch-up

Thirty per cent of French viewers never use FTA channels’ replay services, according to findings from consultancy NPA Conseil and research firm Harris Interactive’s latest OTT barometer. However, 23.9 per cent use catch-up on a daily basis, mostly during prime-time, while 13.8 per cent and 14.7 per cent have a weekly and monthly usage respectively. […]

November 20, 2020From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

France: Molotov launches Mango AVoD

French OTT live and catch-up TV platform Molotov has launched new AVoD service Mango, France’s first. The free advertising-funded offering includes films, documentaries and kids shows, and will join Molotov’s platform of linear channels and catch-up services. Mango has a catalogueof around 1,000 TV and cinema titles from various international rights owners such as Kabillion, […]

November 11, 2020From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Trace chooses Molotov to develop OTT

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 […]

October 5, 2020