While the world waits on Apple, Molotov brings the future of TV to France and raises $23 million

Molotov is a free app that allows users to watch any of the 70 basic free channels in France. It works in partnership with French TV stations, so it’s all perfectly legal. And no cable subscription is required to access the stations. It is a big step toward making those over-the-top (OTT) dreams a reality. Its selling point is an elegant interface that immediately shows the user what is being broadcast at that moment. There is no full video-on-demand. Instead, users can “bookmark” their favorite shows, and a limited number of past episodes are stored in the Molotov cloud to be viewed later if you miss them when they are live. – Chris O’Brien, VentureBeat http://onvb.co/G39w4At

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