Sky invests in next generation video platform Molotov

Sky invests in next generation video platform Molotov

Sky has invested €4 million in Molotov, an over-the-top video platform in France that distributes free and pay TV channels and content to consumers via a freemium model. This investment is part of a larger Molotov financing round and is the latest in a series of Sky investments in innovative start-up companies.

Molotov was founded in 2014 by JeanDavid Blanc (founder of AlloCiné), Pierre Lescure (founder of Canal+ and President of the Cannes Film Festival) and Jean-Marc Denoual (former senior executive at TF1 Group). Molotov’s ambition is to become a leading OTT aggregator and distributor of TV content for consumers. Molotov also provides a new distribution platform for TV channels and content owners. The company launched its first publicly available service in July 2016.

Notes to editors
1) References to Molotov are to Molotov SAS (“société par actions simplifiée”)
2) Gross assets subject to this transaction were €4m (Euro)
3) Profits attributable to the assets subject to this transaction were €nil
4) This announcement is being made in accordance with Listing Rule 10.4.1

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Euan Fordyce
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JeanDavid Blanc
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