From Paris, with Love

Today I am so excited. Today, iROKO is partnering with Canal Plus Overseas (the largest PayTV operator in France and French speaking Africa — FSA) to bring our SVOD / Android app to the 250m viewers in their market. This is a multi-million euro deal which sees C+O and iROKO co-brand an app and spend the next few years curating some of the best content available in French speaking Africa. We will have Nollywood (obviously), movies and series from french speaking Africa and telenovelas. This means in 2016, iROKO will have a new office and presence in Abidjan.
Paris has been one of my most frequented cities in 2015. I literally attained Air France Gold status from how many times I visited over the last 7 months. This wasn’t part of a big master plan. The discussions started off pretty harmless back in May, lunch at the private restaurant in Canal headquarters (note to self — when one reaches unicorn status, private dining is a great way to facilitate business). The leadership team of...

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