Following on from the successful launch of #RokOnSky in the UK two weeks ago, Rok, the award-winning Nigerian film studio and entertainment brand, will launch across Africa on the DStv platform on channel 168 on November 1st, 2016. The Lagos-based film studio, renowned for its original TV series and Nollywood movies, will join the DStv family in the coming weeks, bringing awesome original content to DStv subscribers, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
What a couple of months it has been for Mary Njoku and her team – first they launched on Sky in the UK, and now they are bringing their awesome content to the whole of Africa on DStv. Mary wasn’t wrong when she said #SkyIsTheBeginning! She is really taking Nollywood around the world at the moment!
Rok on DStv will launch with Rok Studios’ exclusively produced content, such as Festac Town, Banks Chronicles and Bloodline, with all TV series and films being the first time aired on African TV. All content will be available free on DStv Premium, DStv Compact Plus and DStv Compact packages.
Speaking on the launch, Rok CEO Mary Njoku says: “Joining the DStv family is the next step in Rok’s evolution as Nollywood’s leading film production house and brand. Broadcasting our original content to millions of movie fans across the continent, on a platform as far-reaching and illustrious as DStv, is an exhilarating prospect.
“What lies beneath every Rok production, the Rok brand, be it movies or TV series, is our fanatical love of African storytelling; we want to relate amazing African stories that our fans can recognise, be swept away by and be entertained with. We work with Nigeria’s most exceptional talent, in front of and behind the camera, and we continue to push the boundaries in terms of production values. This has given us the edge, in our short history, and has helped us build a fanbase around the world. Rok on DStv allows us to bring Rok to every corner of the continent and connect viewers with content they love”.
“One of the cornerstones of our customer promise is to deliver content that our customers love and enjoy, and that is why we’re excited to introduce Rok which will boost DStv’s local content offering and showcase even more African stories made in Africa, for us Africans,” says the Managing Director of MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe. “This will ensure that our offering keeps the art of storytelling alive on the continent which, will in turn help to grow Africa’s creative industries like Nollywood into vibrant, economic powerhouses.”
Keep an eye out for 1 November and channel 168 on DStv – Rok is coming to screens across Africa! www.rok.ng
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