African Movie Channel (AMC) and video-as-a-service platform DistroScale have partnered to premiere the former’s 24-hour free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) channel Nolly Africa HD on the latter’s DistroTV platform.
Nolly Africa HD will show English-language Nollywood movies, series, talkshows and reality programmes and will be broadcast on Nigeria’s Free TV on channel 722; the Airtel TV platform in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Nigeria; Freeview UK channel 271; Kapang channel 520 in the UK and US; and also on DistroTV channel 413.
AMC director Yinka Mayungbo said: “Nolly Africa HD is not your typical quick and cobbled-together FAST channel, it was built the AMC way. Like our two premium pay TV channels, AMC and AMC Series, Nolly Africa HD is sleek, polished and, of course, premium television, and it’s HD. We are delighted to partner with DistroTV, one of the most prominent players in the FAST space, to bring the magnetising world of Nollywood to the homes of millions.”
Navdeep Saini, co-founder and CEO of DistroScale, said: “With now more than 200 channels in our content library, we are on a mission at DistroTV to provide engaging, stimulating, entertaining content that appeals to our diverse and growing audience. As a part of our latest regional channel bundle, Nolly Africa HD does just that. We are thrilled to welcome them to the DistroTV family and look forward to continuing to expand our viewership to new regions as we grow and evolve.”
DistroTV, operated by parent company DistroScale, is available for free across a wide array of connected TV and mobile devices, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google TV, LG TV, Samsung TV, Sony TV, iOS, and Android, as well as on the DistroTV website.