Streaming service Molotov has reported French commercial broadcasters TF1 and M6 to the Competition Authority.
Viacom Networks France and OTT platform Molotov have signed a multi-annual distribution deal, bringing Viacom’s channels to the pay-tv packages of the platform.
The French OTT platform Molotov is expected to have 200,000 paying customers by the end of this year.
Three years after Altice failed in a bid to acquire French OTT platform Molotov, the telco has agreed a distribution agreement for its channel business.
TF1 has officially removed its channels from the Molotov OTT platform after failing to reach an agreement over their continued carriage.
Altice’s takeover of Molotov looks like being in jeopardy, according to French newspaper Les Echos.
The Paris Commercial Court has ruled in favour of OTT platform Molotov in a dispute over the carriage of commercial channel M6.
Alice France said it is in exclusive discussions with Molotov to take over majority interest, developing international expansion.
Five million people aged 4+ watch live or catch-up TV programmes online each day in France.
The French OTT platform Molotov is looking for fresh money in order to continue operating, according to reports in various French media.