Digiconverge, a one-stop digital convergence platform that provides fit-for-purpose services in e-broadcasting and global content syndication has launched operations in Africa, starting with Nigeria.
The platform, which had already gotten the nod of the Federal Government, has signed an exclusive content distribution partnership for Africa with the Viva Entertainment Group Inc. US to bridge the gap between Hollywood and Nollywood through effective collaborations and broadcast of original and exclusive African movies on the Flikontv Channel.
The Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has described the newly launched Digiconverge as an example of Africa being a producer and not just a consumer of technology products.
Osinbajo who gave a keynote address during the virtual launch of Digiconverge recently, spoke on the theme: “Unlocking the benefits of the 4th Industrial revolution”.
The Vice President was represented by his Special Assistant on Innovation, Office of the President, Mr. Ife Adebayo, who expressed confidence that Nigeria, and by extension Africa, could be put on the right path to harnessing the opportunities the fourth Industrial Revolution. According to Adebayo, “We need to ensure that as Government we support initiatives like DigiConverge, and create opportunities, develop policies to protect intellectual property, and ensure adequate funding sources for research and innovation for continuous product improvement.
“The dedication of groups like the team at Digiconverge reinforces my belief. I implore us all, Government, Private Sector, and Academia, to work together to maximize the opportunities.”
Speaking at the launch, founder and CEO of DigiConverge, Mr. Celestine Achi said: “DigiConverge an indigenous all-in-one digital convergence platform that provides fit-for-all purpose services in e-broadcasting, global content syndication, media intelligence and virtual business support. DigiConverge offers a wide range of services that ensures business sustainability through cutting edge technology.”
He listed other solutions under DigiConverge as DigiBlastream (virtualstudio.digiconverge.net) – best for virtual studio, virtual meeting, virtual learning and live streaming; DigiGbedu- a music streaming platform on over 200 global platforms including amazon, Spotify, Deezer and more.
According to Achi, DigiGbedu enables owners of creative work to earn 100 per cent of their royalties as they have unfettered access to the backend of the portal which enables them monitor all transactions real time.
Co-Founder/ED Partnerships of DigiCoverge, Nkechi Ali-Balogun, said: “Top on the pack of the product is FlikonTV, an e-broadcast platform designed to enable subscribers launch their own TV channel, talk show, video news on international platforms such as AppleTV, RokuTV, AmazonTV, VivaLiveTV among other channels.”
President/CEO of the Viva Entertainment Group Inc (US) a global entertainment and Technology Company publicly trading under the US Stock symbol OTTV, Johnny Falcones, while speaking on the exclusive partnership with DigiConverge on their FlikonTV Platform, said Africa was going to be one of the leading markets in technology as it keeps innovating and pushing forward.