SPI/FilmBox Brings Gametoon to French Leading OTT Platform Molotov

SPI/FilmBox announces a new channel distribution deal with the 10+ million user French OTT platform Molotov for the gaming and esports channel, Gametoon. The channel will be available to subscribers in Molotov’s “Gamer Zone” package. 

Global media company SPI/FilmBox and French streaming service Molotov – which has just been named the Best App of the “App Annie Top French Publishers Awards 2020” – have inked their first ever channel distribution deal which will see SPI’s gaming and esports channel Gametoon added to the platform. The channel, created by gamers for gamers, features hundreds of hours of content dedicated to the gaming and esports phenomenon and will be offered to Molotov subscribers in the “Gamer Zone” package.

“We are excited to sign our first deal with the innovative streaming platform Molotov for one of our most unique channels, Gametoon, which has revolutionized the way audiences consume gaming & esports related content,” said Georgina Twiss, MD Western Europe & Africa at SPI International.Molotov and SPI/FilmBox both acknowledge the importance of adapting traditional television to modern needs and we are confident that our shared vision will render this a long-lasting partnership,” continued Twiss.

Gametoon is created by true gaming and esports enthusiasts and features game reviews, esports tournaments, and exclusive game walkthroughs and sessions from popular streamers with a large fan-base, such as Dan Gheesling, Bifuteki, Lothar and many more.  

“The gaming and esports perspectives are very promising on our platform and we are happy to bring content from an international gaming & esports specialist like Gametoon to our Gamer Zone offer,” said Grégory Samak, MD at Molotov.

Molotov’s “Gamer Zone” pack also aggregates ES1, Game One, Mangas, Gong Max and J-One and is available at 1.99€ /month on all screens and connected devices.

 

About SPI International

SPI International is a global media company operating 40 television channels on six continents. FilmBox being its flagship channel, SPI is one of the biggest aggregators of native Ultra HD content in the world. Working with over 1,400 operators worldwide, SPI uses state of the art technology providing its 65 million subscribers with access to SPI’s linear and on-demand content including live streaming of UHD programming and FilmBox channels on any Internet-connected device via major global streaming media players as well as local OTT providers. SPI recently added to its portfolio Film1 premium movie services in the Netherlands, including four movie channels and digital services.

For over 25 years, SPI International has been a leading distributor of theatrical films and television programming in the international market. SPI’s solid alliances with major license suppliers provide compelling content, with strong recognition and high demand. 

About Molotov

Created by JeanDavid Blanc (founder of AlloCiné) and Pierre Lescure (co-founder of Canal+), Molotov is an OTT distribution platform which revolutionizes the access to television, available on all screens and connected devices (TechCrunch). Molotov allows the seamless integration of linear and non-linear programs of over 170 content editors and channels within a revolutionary user experience. Member of the French Tech 120 government program and recognized “Best application of the year” by the App-Store (Apple) and Google Play (Android) users three times, and with over 10 million registered users after only 3 years of existence, Molotov has become the French leader in OTT video content distribution. Molotov has just been named the Best App of the “App Annie - Top French Publishers Awards 2020” (media & entertainment)