ROK Studios Nollywood channel to launch on DSTV

ROK Studios will be bringing exciting original content to 52 countries, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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ROK, the Nigerian film studio and entertainment brand, will launch across Africa on the DStv platform on November 1, 2016.

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Mary Remy Njoku

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The Lagos-based film studio which is popular for original stories like "Husbands of Lagos" and "Losing Control," will join the DStv family, bringing exciting original content to 52 countries, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The new channel will launch with ROK Studios’ exclusively-produced content, including "Festac Town," "Banks Chronicles" and "Bloodline."

ROK will be available to DStv Premium, DStv Compact Plus and DStv Compact customers. Some of the ROK content will also be available on the DStv Catch-Up service.

The new, exclusively Nollywood channel will be fully programmed, produced and developed in-house, by ROK’s Lagos-based team, headed by Mary Njoku, who has spent over 10 years in the Nigerian film industry.

play A scene from ROK Studios "Single Ladies"

 

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."

“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.

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."

Rok Studios launched a brand new channel on Sky TV in the UK on Thursday, September 29, 2016.

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