Iroko Featured in Fast Company

By Steve Biondolillo on Apr 04 2013 at 9:00 AM
It’s great to see our customers get the credit they deserve. 
The latest example: a great piece on Iroko in Fast Company. Here’s a link to the full story:
Iroko, the largest online distributor of Nollywood cinema, is dominating the African movie business. As the story points out, Nollywood is the most prolific film industry in the world, with more than 2,500 releases in 2005, versus 485 in the United States and 1,091 in India.
But Iroko’s sights are set on something bigger. The story credits Iroko founder Jason Njoku for “creating the next Netflix in Nigeria,” but forget Netflix, these guys are aiming to be the next Viacom. 
"We love content, and we want to figure out the best ways to do it. The Internet is just the easiest." He feels no need, anymore, to apologize for being an African company. "They always paint us with a guilty Nigerian brush, so we have to say, just look at our numbers," Njoku says. "What happens if a billion people come online? What happens to our numbers then?" 
Iroko has just begun to capitalize on the tremendous growth opportunities and Ooyala's products -- from our video player and transcoding to ad integration and analytics -- are a key part of their success. 
Congrats to Iroko on their accomplishments thus far. We’re thrilled to be a part of it.
Posted in: 


The IBC has recognized the Vienna State Opera for its streaming efforts
EMEA, Partners, Ooyala News
Vienna State Opera, FIFA win IBC awards for innovation & engagement
Sep 09 2014 7:30 AM

With more than 150 years of tradition, “new,” innovative” and “modern” aren’t terms usually associated with an organization like the Vienna State Opera.

But that’s exactly what the legendary opera house – and Ooyala customer -- is being feted for by the IBC, which is honoring it with a Special Award this week at the annual broadcaster’s convention in Amsterdam.

Partners, Ooyala News
International film discovery start-up FilmDoo to launch at Cambridge Film Festival
Aug 27 2014 12:30 PM
Have you ever watched a great independent or foreign movie and thought to yourself: “That was better than any Hollywood blockbuster I’ve seen lately"? But how do you find out about these cool indie and international movies if they don’t happen to be screening at your local theater?
Partners, Ooyala News, Interviews
Taking soccer broadcasting to the next level
Jul 18 2014 4:30 AM

If you caught any portion of the FIFA World Cup, it's likely you were among the throngs of fans who took advantage of live streams and game highlights on every kind of device. After all, not every country got a national holiday on game day. 

Partners, Ooyala News, Pay TV, Online Video, Broadband, EMEA
Dutch cableco Ziggo partners with Ooyala, Basefarm on multiscreen video, analytics
Jun 24 2014 9:00 AM

Dutch operator Ziggo, the largest cable operator in the Netherlands, has tapped Ooyala to power online video content on its new consumer-facing website and to address increasing demand for integrated web and video content management.