Award winning Nigerian film studio and entertainment brand , ROK will be finally hitting African cable TV provider DStv across Africa on its platform this November . 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.Original shows on the network include Festac Town , Banks Chronciles and Bloodline and it will be available to DStv Premium, DStv Compact Customers. some of the ROK content will also be available on the DStv catch-up service.
Award-winning Nollywood actress and film producer, Mary Njoku who has spent a signifcant amount of years at the heart of the industry will head the channel . She made this statement :
“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 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. 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”
Mr. John Ugbe, the Managing Director of MultiChoice Nigeria also expressed his excitement for the occasion by saying:
“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,”
ROK is set to hit DStv on November 1 2016.