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Spartacus & Magic City coming to

by Caroline Vutagwa
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iROKOtv ESA launch has brought Starz Digital Media’s TV series Spartacus and Magic City on its platform in a move to bring international content on its platform for its English Speaking audience in Africa.

Spartacus is a thrilling tale based on the Thracian historical figure, who led a huge slave uprising against the Roman Empire from BCE 73-71. Starring notable actors, including Andy Whitfield and Liam McIntyre, this four-year series has been praised by critics both in the US and abroad, winning Saturn Awards in 2011 and 2012, as well being nominated for Screen Actor’s Guild Awards (2012 & 2013) and a People’s Choice Award (2013).

Magic City, set in 1959 Miami, Florida shortly after the Cuban Revolution, tells the story of Ike Evans (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), the owner of Miami’s most glamorous hotel, the Miramar Playa. Evans is forced to make an ill-fated deal with Miami mob boss Ben Diamond (Danny Huston) to ensure the success of his glitzy establishment. The series was nominated for a Golden Globe® (2013) and an Emmy® (2014).

Jason Njoku, CEO and Co-Founder of says: “Licensing Spartacus and Magic City onto as part of our international catalogue for ESA is a great coup for us. Awesome, amazingly produced content that brings the best storytelling to the screen – no matter where it’s from in the world – is what we are all about and these TV series are perfect specimens of that. Both series have proved massively popular with audiences in the US and Europe and we hope that our audiences in Africa will love them too.”


For as little as $2.50 a month, subscribers throughout ESA can now access an unrivalled and affordable international online content package, to include Hollywood, Bollywood, Telenovela and Korean movies and TV series, as well as a Nollywood catalogue of 5,000 movies (10,000 hours).

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