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Molotov (France)

French OTT video service Molotov launched in November 2016 Operations and figures: Molotov is not a public company, but in September 2016 it received a €4 million ($4.9 million) investment from UK operator Sky. French TV transmission company TDF is also a minority investor in Molotov. Molotov surged to 1 million users in around April 2017, just six months after launching, then hit 2 million active users in January 2018 and as of writing, the service spiked to 5 million. However, Molotov has yet to reach profitability and is aiming to do so when it reaches its target of 400,000 paid subscribers by 2021. Technology suppliers: Molotov uses live encoders from AWS Elemental. CastLabs supplies a multi-DRM system. We believe…

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