Rok Studios, the Nigerian film studio, is set to launch a brand new channel on Sky TV in the UK on Thursday, September 29, 2016.
Headed up by Nollywood actress and producer Mary Njoku, Rok Studios is popular for originals including "Husbands of Lagos," "Desperate Housegirls," "Losing Control" and "Cougars." This new channel for Sky customers in the UK will bring the latest and best Rok Studios produced TV shows, movies and magazine shows to Sky customers 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Rok on Sky will be available as a free-to-view channel for all Sky subscribers, and will air shows including "Single Ladies," "Banks Chronicles" and "Bloodline," "Walking Away", "Aso Ebi" and "Forever."
“I am so happy to finally be able to share the news of this UK Sky channel with Rok fans. We have been working towards this for some time, and now we are launching in just a few weeks - we are all super excited. As a production house, we are obsessed with curating amazing African content and telling African stories our way - and with this next big chapter in the Rok story, we can give millions more people the chance to enjoy our movies and TV series," Mary Njoku, Rok CEO said.
“Rok is fortunate to have worked with so many of the screen greats - the likes of, Mercy Johnson, Mercy Aigbe Gentry, Ini Edo, Desmond Elliot, John Dumelo, to name but a few. These actors are instrumental in bringing our storytelling to life. We are also blessed to have a dedicated, hard working and creative production team, who work tirelessly to ensure we release amazing content. Together, as the Rok family, we are now bringing our beloved Nollywood content onto its biggest platform yet - Sky”.
Timed to celebrate Nigeria’s 56th Independence Day anniversary, Rok on Sky will launch on September 29, followed by a Gala launch in London at 8 Northumberland on September 30. 2016.
“We have so many Nollywood stars travelling to London together to celebrate the launch of our new channel; this is unheard of until now. London won’t know what has hit it - Nollywood is going to take over the city. We’re also hoping to see many of our fans at the Rok on Sky gala launch as well - we are eternally grateful to all the Rok fans who’ve been with us along the way," Mary added.
The event will be attended by Nollywood actors, including Alexx Ekubo, Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha, John Dumelo, Oge Okoye, Mercy Aigbe Gentry, Ini Edo, Rich Tanksley, Annie Idibia, Yul Edochie, Jackie Appiah, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Patience Ozokwor, Segun Arinze, Funke Akindele.