Rok Studios, the Lagos-based film studio, is set to launch a fresh out of the box televison channel on Sky TV in the UK on Thursday, September 29, 2016. This followed by a Gala party in London at 8 Northumberland on September 30. 2016.
The new station for Sky TV subscribers in the UK will bring the most recent and best Rok Studios created Television programs, motion pictures and magazine shows to subscribers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. According to CEO of Rok Studios, Mary Njoku, Rok TV on Sky will be accessible as a free-to-air channel for all subscribers.
She said: “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, “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.”
Numerous Nollywood A-listers which 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. are billed to grace the event scheduled to hold on the eve of Nigeria’s Independence day anniversary. “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,” Njoku added.
Via: Vanguard NG