Molotov, the TV distribution platform created by Jean-David Blanc and Pierre Lescure, and Samsung Electronics France have announced a partnership to make the OTT service available across the entire Samsung product range.
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.
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.
“Consumers expect high technological performance from a leading brand but also – and increasingly – new uses and multi-screen content, available at any time,” said David Eberlé, president of Samsung Electronics France.
Jean-David Blanc, CEO of Molotov added: “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.”