PT Global Media Visual
Mola
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryEntertainment
FoundedJune 2, 2019 (2019-06-02)
Headquarters
Jakarta
,
Indonesia
Area served
  • Indonesia
  • Timor Leste
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Italy
  • United Kingdom
Key people
  • Mirwan Suwarso (CEO)
  • Ching Ping Lee (CTO)[1]
Products
  • Streaming media
  • Video on demand
ParentPolytron
Websitemola.tv

Mola (previously Mola TV) is an Indonesian subscription video on-demand and over-the-top streaming service.[2] Mola is owned and operated by Djarum Group's subsidiary Polytron and is headquartered in Jakarta.

Mola holds live and on-demand broadcasting rights for multiple sports competitions including the Premier League in Indonesia and Timor Leste. Mola also offers on-demand streaming from a library of films and television series, including some original programming.

History

In October 2018, Mola acquired broadcasting rights for the Premier League in Indonesia and Timor Leste up to 2022. The rights were previously held by beIN Sports.[3]

Mola was officially launched on August 2, 2019. On September 2, Mola acquired broadcasting rights for the Football Association of Indonesia.[4] This includes rights to the Indonesian senior and youth national football team, the national round of the Indonesian Liga 3, the Elite Pro Academy, the Soeratin Cup, and the Indonesian women's league Liga 1 Putri. On the same day, Mola also acquired a selection of FIFA rights (including the FIFA World Cup) and UEFA rights (including the UEFA Nations League and the 2020 UEFA European Football Championship.

On January 13, 2020, Mola acquired rights to the Bundesliga and the UEFA Youth League, taking over from Super Soccer TV.[5][6] On March 27, 2020, Mola acquired rights to the WWE previously held by MNC Sports. This marks the return of WWE broadcasts in Indonesia after a two-year hiatus.[7] In July 2020, Mola acquired rights from WarnerMedia Asia to carry select channels and films from HBO and Cartoon Network.[8][9] In September 2020, Mola acquired rights to the National Football League.[10]

On January 5, 2021, Mola announced that it has brought on board Ching Ping Lee as its Chief Technology Officer.

On June 16, 2021, Mola worked with Huawei to bring the Mola app to the Huawei App Gallery.[11]

In June, 2021, Mola started streaming in 4K with the European Cup matches, for the first time in Jakarta.

On October 15, 2021, Mola has officially announced their operational expansion in Europe & Southeast Asia with the same value as the Indonesian version. The streaming service would expect to go live in UK, Italy, Singapore and Malaysia starting October 29, 2021; which featured some of their original programming (including their Mola Chill Fridays concert series) along with some sporting events which Mola has been carried in Indonesia.[12] They had previously brought the license from recently closed Fox Sports Asia for airing the entire UFC libraries, including the currently aired Dana White's Contender Series, into the platform for Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.[13]

Programming

Sports

Mola Sports offers live and on-demand streaming for many sports competitions. This includes live coverage, on-demand live replays, and supplementary content such as highlights.

Current sports rights

Former sports rights

Movies and Series

Mola offers a selections of movies and series consisting of both local and foreign titles. It featured titles from foreign studios such as All3Media, Banijay, BBC Studios, Entertainment One, Fremantle, ITV Studios, Keshet International, Lionsgate (including Starz), MGM, ViacomCBS (including Paramount Pictures and CBS Studios), StudioCanal, Sony Pictures, etc. They even produce original titles such as sports docu-series Dream Chasers: Garuda Select and Como 1907: The Real Story.

Living

Mola offers a variety of both local and foreign lifestyle content. Most of them which was their Mola Chill Fridays concert series, which featured performance from Simple Plan, Keane, Jorja Smith, Honne, Kodaline, Aurora, LANY, King Princess, Charlie Puth, etc; along with Mola Living Live, which featured exclusive interview with some of the well-known names such as Dana White, Alec Baldwin, Michael Douglas, John Travolta, Mike Tyson, etc.

Kids

Mola offers a library of children's programming. They featured content from the pre-school age to the younger kids, along with original content for family audiences, such as their interactive family musical Sofa Kuning (literal translation as Yellow Sofa).

References

  1. ^ "MOLA: Transforming customer experience through technology". Technology Magazine. November 9, 2021. Retrieved November 9, 2021.
  2. ^ "Mola TV partners with Matrix TV & MIX network for EPL coverage in Indonesia". SportBusiness Media. 2019-07-25. Retrieved 2019-10-31.
  3. ^ "Mola TV akan Siarkan Pertandingan Premier League Selama Tiga Tahun ke Depan". www.tribunnews.com. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  4. ^ "PSSI Gandeng Mola TV". PSSI - Football Association of Indonesia (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2019-09-13.
  5. ^ Mola TV - Derby County Youth vs Borussia Dortmund Youth, retrieved 2020-02-10
  6. ^ "Kekalahan Mengejutkan Bayern di Laga Persahabatan dan Kembalinya Bundesliga". Super Soccer TV (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2020-01-17.
  7. ^ Bolasport.com. "Kabar Gembira Bagi Pecinta Gulat, Mola TV akan Segera Tayangkan WWE - Bolasport.com". www.bolasport.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2020-04-04.
  8. ^ "Merayakan penambahan layanan hiburan baru di Mola Polytron Streaming, maka Polytron memberikan promo potongan harga spesial untuk Mola Polytron Streaming menjadi IDR 999.000". Polytron (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2020-09-05.
  9. ^ "Mola TV gandeng HBO GO, hadirkan tayangan premium". Antara. 2020-09-05. Retrieved 2020-09-05.
  10. ^ "Mola TV on Instagram: "Calling all Indonesian NFL Fans! Dimulai Jumat (11/9), Mola TV akan menayangkan secara eksklusif pertandingan-pertandingan seru, memukau,…"". Instagram. Retrieved 2020-09-09.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ "MOLA LIVE di Instagram "Kabar baik untuk keluarga di Indonesia! Mola berkolaborasi dengan Huawei yang mengeluarkan Huawei MatePade T10 Kids Edition yang hari ini…"". Instagram (in Indonesian). Archived from the original on 2021-12-24. Retrieved 2021-06-17.
  12. ^ "Mola Meluncur di Eropa dan Asia dengan Harga Sama". CNN Indonesia (in Indonesian). 2021-10-15. Retrieved 2021-10-24.
  13. ^ a b Pradana, Adhi (2021-09-28). "Mola TV Tayangkan Langsung UFC di Indonesia". idSatuNews (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2021-09-29.