Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Nigeria's ROK Studios expands its channel bouquet by adding ROK2 as a Nollywood channel and ROK3 as a Ghanaian TV and movies channel to MultiChoice's DStv and GOtv platforms across Africa.

ROK Studios and MultiChoice launched two further ROK TV channels - ROK2 and ROK3 - on DStv and GOtv today across Africa, excluding South Africa where the prime ROK channel is carried, that will broadcast Nollywood and African music content in addition to Ghanaian movies and TV series.

Based in Lagos, Nigeria, ROK Studios launched the ROK TV channel in November 2016. ROK says the addition of ROK2 and ROK3 "will result in the growth of the studio’s linear TV programming as it continues to build a pan-African TV audience".

ROK says with the two new, additional channels, that its content production will double and that ROK Studios will continue to "invest in scriptwriting, production and new talent".

ROK2 will broadcast traditional village, tribal, and "palace regal" Nollywood movies and TV series 24 hours per day and launches with titles including King of Kings, The Heiress, Throne of Revenge and Mark of the Gods.

ROK2 will be available to DStv Premium, DStv Compact Plus, DStv Compact and DStv Family subscribers, as well as on MultiChoice's DTT pay-service, GOtv Max.

ROK3 will broadcast a selection of Ghanaian movies and TV series, in both English and Twi, during the day and will play West African music from 23:00 overnight.

ROK3 launches with titles including Black & White, Stalemate, Banks Chronicles, Agya Fakye Me, Ama Pooley, Born Again, Coach Krakye and Ye Obi Dea Yie

ROK3 will be available to DStv Premium, DStv Compact Plus, DStv Compact, DStv Family and DStv Access subscribers and on GOtv Max and GOtv Plus.

"Great storytelling is at the core of everything ROK does - so today, we are really delighted to be launching two new TV channels on DStv and GOtv," says Mary Njoku, ROK CEO in a statement.

"Everything we do as a film studio, we throw passion and intensity behind, to ensure beautiful, thrilling and ultimately, entertaining African stories are brought to life alongside ever improving production standards."

"What we achieved with ROK has resonated with audiences around the continent, which has allowed us to build on our success and bring even more brilliant Nollywood and Ghanaian stories, direct to our loyal fans on DStv."

MultiChoice in the same statement says "Our aim is to find content that resonates with our customers and more and more, we have realized that our customers love homegrown stories and watching local talent and adding these two channels speaks to just that. Providing a platform to our African storytellers and celebrating local talent and productions is part of our DNA and what we aim to deliver to our customers for years to come."