France’s Molotov has signed an agreement with the M6 Group to distribute the M6, W9, 6Ter and Gulli channels, as well as the catch-up and bonus content, ending a long-running dispute between streaming platform and broadcaster.
Starting December 18, Molotov will distribute M6 group’s FTA channels as part of its paid offers. All subscribers will therefore be able to benefit from access to these channels as well as the catch-up and bonus content and the cloud-based recording function.
The M6 Group free-to-air DTT channels will no longer be accessible free of charge but only as part of Molotov’s paid offers.
Molotov will continue to distribute all other FTA DTT channels free of charge.
Meanwhile, catch-up and bonus content from M6 Group’s channels will be available on Molotov from the beginning of 2022.
Molotov was launched five years ago and currently offers linear and non-linear programs from more than 200 publishers and channels, effectively almost the entire French audiovisual landscape, on its platform.