A single app for watching TV freely and easily on all Samsung “screens”
Paris, 6th January 2016 — Molotov, the TV distribution platform created by Jean-David Blanc and Pierre Lescure, and Samsung Electronics France, the consumer electronics leader, have today announced a unique partnership.
Molotov, which will officially launch its service in early 2016, will now become available across the entire Samsung product range sold in France: Smart TV, tablets and mobiles, as well as a specific product designed exclusively for the Gear S2 watch platform. Combining technological excellence and access to TV content via a single app, the agreement is the first of its kind and will create a consistent television viewing experience from one Samsung device to another.
Samsung Electronics France will also be demonstrating Molotov’s new service at various trade and consumer shows, as well as at points of sale and other demonstration sites.
Molotov itself offers its users live TV access and a “catch-up” service from any device, which highlights its visually intuitive way to watch and discover television programmes. “Bookmarking” (a mix of notifications, information and advance recording function) is offered with navigation possible by channel, programme type, or by those featured in the show (searchable by directors, presenters, actors, guests, historical figures, etc.) This form of interface allows the user to discover programmes they never knew existed or which they could have easily missed. Users can also share their own television experiences via a wide range of social media functions.
David Eberlé, President of Samsung Electronics France, said: "Consumers expect high technological performance from a leading brand but also - and increasingly - new uses and multi-screen content, available at any time."
Jean-David Blanc, CEO of Molotov adds: "We are very pleased to form a partnership with the leader in consumer electronics, enabling Molotov to boost its expansion and its reputation with the entire client and prospect base of this great brand, Samsung. We are also very excited to see the first reactions to the product which we have designed exclusively for the Gear S2 watch."
About Molotov (www.molotov.tv)
The new distribution service, Molotov, was born of the will of its founders to modernise access to television. Led by JeanDavid Blanc, founder of AlloCiné, with Pierre Lescure, founder of Canal+ and Jean-Marc Denoual (TF1) Molotov seeks to reinvent the viewer experience, offering a new means of accessing programs and channels.
About Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with its innovative ideas and technology. Thus, it is reinventing the world of television, smartphones, online devices, cameras, household appliances, printers, medical equipment, networks, semiconductors and LEDs. Samsung has also emerged as the leader in the “Internet of Things” with its open platform, SmartThings, its wide range of online products and its active collaboration with other industries. Samsung employs 319,000 staff across 84 countries and has an annual revenue of $196 billion. Find all our ads and news content in the newsroom at news.samsung.com.
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