IrokoTV

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Jason Njoku, Founder irokoTV. Picture: Financial Times

irokotv is a web platform that provides paid-for Nigerian films on-demand. It is one of Africa's first mainstream online movie streaming websites, giving instant access to over 5,000 Nollywood film titles. irokotv was launched on 1 December 2011. Its parent company, iROKO Partners, was founded by Jason Njoku and Bastian Gotter in December 2010, with its headquarters in London, United Kingdom. Dubbed the 'Netflix' of Africa, irokotv is the world's largest legal digital distributor of African movies. irokotv works with most of Nollywood's top film production houses and purchases the exclusive online licenses to their films, In an attempt to distribute Nollywood films to a global audience. The company's audience is predominantly in the Diaspora, with top five countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany and Italy. irokotv's main offering is an internet video streaming platform of selected Nollywood titles (both English and Yoruba films). The company has also forged partnerships with leading global technology firms, including Nokia, who launched the irokotv App on the Nokia Lumia in January 2013. Since 2014, the company has also moved into global offline distribution, and supplies a number of airlines with Nollywood content. The company also has content partnership deals with Tigo, Nollywood Movies, The Africa Channel and Nollywood TV. In March 2015, iROKOtv launched a new feature that will enable subscribers download movies for later offline viewing. From Wikipedia