Molotov TV, a French over-the-top (OTT) service, is available across several devices, from computers to mobile devices, as well as smart TV sets. To power its offerings across these platforms, Molotov has adopted AWS Elemental Live and AWS Elemental Conductor to enable the delivery of content to every viewer.

AWS Elemental unifies France’s Molotov TV multi-screen delivery

The French over-the-top (OTT) service is available across multiple platforms, and adopts AWS Elemental’s software-based solution to support its dynamic offering

Since the launch of its subscription-based offering less than a year ago, Molotov TV, a French over-the-top (OTT) service, has attracted more than a million subscribers.

Prior to launch, Molotov secured agreements with several French TV networks — including pay-TV and free TV channels — to aggregate and distribute their programmes as live and video-on-demand (VoD) content through the app. The app is available on computers, smartphones, tablets and connected TVs running on iOS, Android, Windows, macOS and Linux, as well as Apple TV, Android TV, LG and Samsung smart TV services.

While its content catalogue is the key in drawing viewers to Molotov, an accessible viewing experience also triggers viewers’ engagement. The app offers users an overall view of all live, on-demand and upcoming programmes Molotov has to offer, alongside a navigation menu and search function. Additionally, Molotov has incorporated cloud-based digital video recorder (DVR) functionality.

Powering Molotov’s dynamic offering is AWS Elemental, who has provided its AWS Elemental Live encoders, with AWS Elemental Conductor software managing the encoder cluster.

Sébastien Faure, head of video and deputy CTO, Molotov TV, said: “To deliver the experience our customers demand, we can’t have any downtime. At the same time, we want our technical experts focused on driving innovation, not managing infrastructure.

“We have continued to expand our AWS Elemental deployment because their technology is ‘set it and forget it’; we don’t have to fuss with our encoders to keep generating well-formatted, high-quality streams for every viewer we serve.”

AWS Elemental Live is a video processing platform component that provides video and audio encoding for broadcast and live streaming to media platforms. The software-based solution processes multiple video outputs, delivering live video for any device.

As for AWS Elemental Conductor, it is a video network management system for file-based and live video delivery applications. Also a software-based solution, AWS Elemental Conductor offers monitoring of video encoding and delivery tasks through a Web-based user interface.

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