ROK Studios is launching a channel on DStv for original Nollywood content

by | Oct 18, 2016

ROK to Launch on DStv Channel 168 ROK Studios to Bring Awesome Nollywood Original TV series and Movies to Africa’s Biggest Platform  18 October 2016. ROK, the award-winning Nigerian film studio and entertainment brand, will launch across Africa on the DStv platform on 1 November 2016.

The Lagos-based film studio, renowned for its original TV series and Nollywood movies, will join the DStv family, bringing exciting original content to 52 countries, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The new channel launching will feature some of ROK Studios’ original and exclusive contents including Festac  Town, including Festac Town, Banks Chronicles and Bloodline.

ROK will be available to DStv Premium, DStv Compact Plus and DStv Compact customers and DStv Catch-up customers are also not left out of these amazing offerings.

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Nollywood, as the second largest film industry in the world, in terms of production output constitutes 1.42% of the Nigerian GDP

As ROK Studios has become one of the industry’s most prolific producers of new, original content the new, exclusively Nollywood channel will be fully programmed, produced and developed in-house, by ROK’s Lagos-based team.

Mary Njoku, award-winning Nollywood actress and film producer who has spent over 12 years at the heart of Nigerian filmmaking, will head the channel, which will also be supported by IROKO, the VC-backed African technology and entertainment broadcaster and content distributor.

Mary Njoku

Mary Njoku

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 African 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 recognize, 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”.

Since its launch in 2013, ROK Studios has produced some of Nollywood’s most talked about originals, including Festac Town, Single Ladies, Stalemate, Banks Chronicles and Bloodline. The channel launches with these blockbuster titles, and going forward, ROK viewers on DStv will be the first to watch new and exclusive homegrown ROK content, before it goes anywhere else.

Victor Ekwealor
Victor Ekwealor

tech. media. startups. africa. vc | Twitter: @victor_ekwealor

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