Nigeria’s video-on-demand (VoD) service, iROKOtv plans to terminate its desktop services for viewers in Africa, and focus on mobile-only experience.
iROKOtv through its Founder, Jason Njoku, earlier this week made the announcement that they will be discontinuing web services across Africa starting July 2015 going forward. Njoku also added that iROKOtv will also terminate their streaming services in Africa. The company wants to focus only on discovery and download where viewers can watch offline. The move has largely been attributed to the poor 3G network infrastructure that has made video streaming services on the continent difficult.
Njoku in a statement said: “In Africa, we will essentially retire the .com. The several thousand existing African subscribers will have continued access to the website. New users will be able to see the desktop reality. Discovery and download to watch offline will be our new experience, 3G infrastructure really struggles to capture the customer experience.”
The new move will only affect new iROKOtv viewers in Africa while the existing viewers will continue having access to the website.
“Globally, where 85% of our revenues and subscribers lay, will remain untouched as …read more