A group of entrepreneurs from Ghana have teamed up to create ReelAfrican.com, an online television and movie site similar to Hulu, that will give users high quality access to films and TV shows from the continent. Access will be free, as the site plans to use advertising as a revenue stream. The group is in talks to upload content mainly from Nollywood, and Ghana’s movie industry (also known as “Gollywood“), but films from countries like Kenya and South Africa will be available as well.
“The market that wants to watch these films is in the U.S. We would like to see good content coming out of Africa, (but) there’s no way to watch it.” says Victor Mallet, one of the site’s investors.[Variety]
With African filmmakers fighting piracy tooth and nail, this new site seems like the perfect antidote to rampant bootlegging that does more to hurt the various african film industries than help it. The site is set to launch this Fall and has plans to expand into Europe and the Caribbean soon after. Read more here.
Senegal need to step it up MANG! tired of hearing bout Ghana and Nigeria, I’m proud of them but still…