THE NEW OTT TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION PLATFORM ANNOUNCES ITS OFFICIAL LAUNCH DATE
AND NEW DISTRIBUTION DEALS
Cannes, April 4, 2016 – Molotov, the new OTT television distribution platform created by French media veterans JeanDavid Blanc, Pierre Lescure and Jean-Marc Denoual, announced today that the new service will publicly launch this summer on July 11, 2016.
Molotov 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 freely aired and paid channels available via the service, users will have access to more than a hundred different television channels, representing nearly all TV broadcasters available in France.
JeanDavid Blanc commented “After months of hard work, user tests and analyses, we are very pleased to offer a new television experience this summer. 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.”
D8, D17, iTélé and seven Canal+ Group premium cinema channels also available
Molotov has 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+ 2 Molotov Press Release– April 4, 2016 (Ciné+Premier, Ciné+Frisson, Ciné+émotion, Ciné+Famiz, Ciné+Club, Ciné+Classic et Ciné+A la demande), all available on the platform.
Pierre Lescure commented “The arrival of the Canal+ Group channels particularly pleases me and reinforces our vision of the evolution of television distribution. We’re devoting all of our efforts to bring viewers a new, longly awaited television distribution platform that meets the needs of today, and particularly the Millennials.”
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A new distribution service, Molotov was born from its founders' wish to modernize access to television. Created by JeanDavid Blanc, founder of AlloCiné, and Pierre Lescure, founder of Canal+, Jean-Marc Denoual (exTF1), Molotov intends to reinvent how audiences watch television, and offers a completely new way to access programmes and channels.
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