NollyLand Direct Ltd, a start-up based in the US and Nigeria, has launched NollyLand – a new Video Streaming Platform with plans to be biggest Nollywood movie streaming service in Nigeria and Africa at large.
Launching in a very competitive market with the likes of iROKOtv, Afrinolly, Aflix, Sabona among others, NollyLand says its Africa’s first world-class platform for streaming Nigerian and African movies to mobile phones, tablets, TVs, media players, and computers.
“African Movies are not cat videos – something that you watch free on YouTube, and where the quality of the viewing experience doesn’t matter. NollyLand is more than a website, it is a comprehensive movie platform that provides the quality, world-class features, and Apps that the world’s second largest film industry deserves.” says Dr. Ngozi Uti, NollyLand’s Founder, CEO, and resident tech goddess.
The PhD in Computer Science and Engineering graduate from University of Cincinnati, USA, says NollyLand will give users adaptive video streaming on 3G, 4G, LTE, Broadband, VSAT, Fiber, among others on major devices.
Thes service also allows for automatic bookmarking (to stop and resume watching at the same point later, even on another device), free five minute previews, personalized watch lists, time-line thumbnails, advanced search features, and promises to be ad free.
At the moment, the service is available for iPhone, iPad, Android, Google TV, Blackberry, Roku, and supports Airplay for Apple TV.
“We have shown that Nollywood is also about African technology and innovation. NollyLand is proud to present African movies to a global audience via our World Class Platform and Apps. NollyLand’s movie platform is as good as, or even better, than anything in the world.”
Apart from her CS PhD, it will be interesting to know Uti’s user acquisition strategy and how huge her movie inventory is and how she’s planning to take on firms with millions of $$ from investors in the bank and various loyal users and content producers.