African Movie Channel To Come to Connected TVs and Roku via TV App

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SyncTV, the leader in delivering television services to the largest set of Internet-connected TVs, mobile devices, and other service-enabled devices, today announced a new partnership with UK-based video-on-demand (VOD) service, African Movie Channel (AMC), to deliver hundreds of authentic classic, recent and new Africa-origin films to both Africans and the global diaspora through Roku Streaming Media Players and Samsung Connected TVs.

“As African Movie Channel continues to sign agreements with strategic, high-profile content partners, we are also expanding our alliances with top distribution avenues to increase the awareness of our offerings. It is important for us as representatives of Nollywood and other African motion picture houses to expand the viewership and share our distinctive entertainment with those outside of the EMEA region,” said Lola Onigbogi, co-director and founder of African Movie Channel. “The digital platform is emerging as a top content distribution channel, and we recognize SyncTV as an extremely valuable asset in enabling the broader exposure of Africa-origin films to universal audiences. SyncTV will help us deliver excellent video experiences to all of our viewers as we continue to expand our library of exclusive films and content.”

Launched in 2006, AMC is the first and only channel dedicated to top-quality African films from the popular Nigerian film industry, Nollywood, and other major African studios. Nollywood studios represent one of the largest film industries worldwide, alongside Hollywood and India’s Bollywood. AMC sources all films and other videos directly from the original master versions, guaranteeing exceptional audio and visual quality. All content goes through an exacting selection processes to ensure that viewers experience original, entertaining and inspiring content at high-quality. SyncTV’s agreement with AMC will enable distribution of African films and content, which includes top titles like The Narrow Path, Silence Of The Gods, Arugba, Clinic Matters and Mary Slessor.

“African Movie Channel is a beacon for African culture and heritage that provides authentic video content to viewers around the world and SyncTV is proud to power their global distribution services,” said Dennis Wilkinson, vice president of sales and marketing for SyncTV. “SyncTV’s advanced turnkey Internet broadcasting platform allows AMC to significantly expand their viewership by providing unparalleled access to its high-quality content on numerous media devices.”

SyncTV will be at the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam on September 8 – 13, 2011. Visit SyncTV for a demonstration and learn about the company’s global deployments at strategic partner Harmonic’s booth in Hall 1, Stand B20 or at the SyncTV Suite MR3 in Hall 13 in the Connected TV Pavilion.

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