British cable TV provider Sky is launching a new Nollywood channel called Rok on thursday 29 September 2016. Rok studios is a subsidiary of popular web platform , Irokotv that provides paid-for Nigerian films on-demand. It is one of Africa’s first mainstream online movie steaming websites, giving instant access to over 5,000 Nollywood film titles. Rok studios was launched in 2013. It is a leading African film and television studio production house based in Lagos, Nigeria. They specialize in content creation which features the industry’s brightest talents. Rok has developed, produced and financed film and TV series for distribution platforms globally.
The channel is scheduled to air 24 hours a day , 7 days a week showing new content. They are currently planning to line up the new seasons of popular shows like Desperate Housegirls , Losing Control and Cougars as well recent hit movies including Walking Away , Aso Ebi and Forever.
To celebrate the launch of the channel in style, Rok is also hosting a gala event at 8 Northumberland in Central London on Friday 30 September 2016, which will be a red carpet , cocktail reception and sit down meal which will celebrate the ongoing success of Nollywood. Denrele Edun will host the red carpet while confirmed guests include Alexx Ekubo, Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha, John Dumelo, Oge Okoye, Mercy Aigbe Gentry, Ini Edo, Annie Idibia, Yul Edochie, Jackie Appiah, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Patience Ozokwor, Segun Arinze, Funke Akindele and many more. Exciting times for our industry.