AlloCiné and Canal+ founders JeanDavid Blanc and Pierre Lescure (pictured), have teamed up to create Molotov, a service for the distribution of programmes and channels.
Following an application with the French broadcasting regulatory authority (CSA), its founders promise that Molotov will disrupt the current TV distribution offering over the coming months. The service, for the distribution of TV channels, was the result of its founders to desire to adapt channels to modern needs.
Announcing the launch of Molotov, its founders commented, “The essence of Molotov is to lead the distribution of TV channels and programmes in a new direction, better reflecting their quality and diversity, and bring traditional television into the internet era.”
Molotov was created by Blanc, founder of French cinema and entertainment information service AlloCiné, together with Lescure, founder of French cable television channel Canal+, as well as Jean-Marc Denoual (TF1) and Kevin Kuipers (AlloCiné, Gamekult, SensCritique).
Backed by European private equity company Idinvest Partners, and a group of private investors, its founders hope Molotov will disrupt viewers’ habits and usage by offering a brand new experience to access TV programmes and channels.
The full public launch of Molotov in France is expected later this year, following a Beta testing period during the summer. A preview is available via the Molotov website.