Out Of Africa: Fox’s Tubi Brings Nollywood Catalogue To UK With Free Streaming Launch

Tubi, the free advertising-supported streaming service owned by Fox Corp, has launched in the UK, with plans for a major Nollywood presence.

The service, which has gained substantial traction in North America with nearly 80 million monthly active users, is launching in the UK with a library of over 20,000 movies and TV episodes, including a robust selection of Hollywood, Bollywood, and Nollywood films, providing UK audiences (where the Nigerian diaspora is heavy) with further access to homegrown content, beyond current offerings from SVOD platforms including Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube, and others.

We’ll have a very rich Nollywood catalogue,” said Anjali Sud, CEO of Tubi. We are launching with one of the largest and most diverse content libraries in the UK, designed to indulge viewers in everything from blockbusters to original stories to hidden gems.”

Some of the Nollywood titles now available for free streaming on Tubi include Stanley Obie’s Small Talks, Ema Edosio’s Otiti, Kayode Kasum’s Love Is Yellow and Imoh Umoren’s The Herbert Macaulay Affair, among others.

At a time when traditional programming feels homogenous and when finding what to watch feels like a chore, Tubi has been effective at delivering delight beyond the monoculture with content that appeals to diverse and vibrant fandoms,” said David Salmon, EVP and Managing Director of International at Tubi. We believe that we can build a brilliantly broad, culturally ambitious offering that puts UK audiences back at the centre, and makes it fun and easy to enjoy great entertainment from around the world.” 

As Tubi rolls out its service in the UK over the coming weeks, it will be available on major connected TV platforms, iOS and Android smartphones, and the web. 

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