Molotov, which launched its consumer platform on July 11, 2016, provides new ways to discover and watch television. Molotov strives to come up with new ways to enjoy watching TV every day by giving free access to DTT channels and developing unmatched features such as Restart(*) and Catch-Up TV (**), following your favorite celebrities, bookmarking (**) your favorite programs etc.
Thanks to this deal, Molotov users equipped with Internet-enabled TV sets will benefit from top quality live DTT viewing (HD and UHD in due course) without encountering any transmission problems, while enjoying the unique Molotov experience.
Olivier Huart, TDF CEO, said: "By taking an equity stake in Molotov, we are teaming up with a French start-up and in so doing, will enhance TV viewing, especially for the 15 million French homes equipped with DTT. Combining Molotov with access to our top quality free DTT package will pave the way for the most attractive offers and the most comprehensive TV viewing experience for the general public throughout France."
Molotov's founders set up the firm with a view to modernizing access to television. The firm provides a new TV channel distribution service. Backed by Jean-David Blanc, founder of
AlloCiné, Pierre Lescure, founder of Canal+, Jean-Marc Denoual (formerly of TF1), Molotov
strives to come up with new TV experiences while offering a new way to view programs and
channels. The Molotov service was launched on July 11, 2016 in France.