0
Broadband

Iroko places 28% of Nigerian staff on unpaid leave amid Covid-19 crisis

Thursday 7 May 2020 | 10:58 CET | News
Nigerian video-on-demand (VoD) company Iroko has placed 28 percent of its staff on unpaid leave as it aims to minimise losses in the Covid-19 crisis, Disrupt-Africa reported. Iroko, which sold its African film studio and global TV network ROK to the Canal+ Group in 2019, has been hit hard by the economic implications of the crisis after initially being positive. 

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Categories: Internet
Companies: iRoko
Countries: Nigeria
::: add a comment
This article is part of dossier

Coronavirus


Add comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

Iroko plans to list on London Stock Exchange

Published 15 Feb 2021 11:27 CET | Nigeria
Nigerian video-on-demand (VoD) company Iroko is seeking to list on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) Alternative Investment Market ...

Iroko TV plans to lay off 150 workers and refocus outside Africa

Published 02 Sep 2020 09:40 CET | Africa
Nigerian video-on-demand (VoD) company iRoko plans to lay off 150 members of staff as it seeks to shift focus from the African ...

Nigerian government plans to resume TV digital switchover soon

Published 10 Aug 2020 10:46 CET | Nigeria
The Nigerian government says it will soon resume the Digital Switch Over (DSO), reports CommunicationsWeek. Alhaji Lai Mohammed, ...

Lagos Film Academy criticises amendment to NBC code

Published 09 Jul 2020 10:18 CET | Nigeria
The Lagos Film Academy (LFA) has criticised the recent amendment to the sixth edition of the NBC Code, which was announced on 27 ...

SES expands African satellite TV household penetration to 35 mln in 2019

Published 25 Jun 2020 10:56 CET | Africa
SES has released the results of its annual Satellite Monitor survey, which reveals a steady increase in the penetration of ...

MultiChoice to stream Netflix, Amazon Prime through new Explora decoder

Published 15 Jun 2020 10:37 CET | Africa
MultiChoice Group has signed deals with Netflix and Amazon.com to offer their streaming services through its new decoder, ...

Jumia Nigeria offers free IrokoTV service to Prime members

Published 04 Jun 2020 10:54 CET | Nigeria
Jumia Nigeria has signed a deal with IrokoTV to offer Jumia Prime members a free digital TV subscription. Members will also be ...

Canal Plus acquires Nigerian film studio Rok Studios from Iroko

Published 15 Jul 2019 16:09 CET | Nigeria
Canal Plus has announced the acquisition of the production, content distribution and channel assets of Iroko Partners, saying ...

IrokoMusic launches channel for French-speaking Africa

Published 19 Jun 2017 16:18 CET | Africa
Nigerian entertainment company Iroko is set to launch a music and lifestyle channel on Canal+, for the French-speaking market in ...

Iroko co-founder to leave company

Published 30 Jan 2017 08:54 CET | Africa
Nigerian streaming platform Iroko, said that Bastian Gotter, the company's co-founder and original seed investor, is moving on ...

iRoko Partners gets USD 2 mln funding from Kinnevik

Published 18 Jul 2012 11:42 CET | Nigeria
iRoko Partners, an online distributor of Nigerian feature films and music, said it has secured funding totaling USD 2 million ...





Calendar   /   Industry Events

27 Jan Comcast Q4 2021
27 Jan Elisa Q4 2021
27 Jan Rogers Communications Q4 2021
27 Jan MTN Nigeria Q4 2021
27 Jan Juniper Networks Q4 2021
27 Jan STMicroelectronics Q4 2021
27 Jan Samsung Electronics Q4 2021
27 Jan Extreme Networks fiscal Q2
27 Jan Apple fiscal Q1
27 Jan FCC meeting
28 Jan SK Hynix Q4
28 Jan Charter Communications Q4
28 Jan Telia Company Q4 2021
28 Jan Telia Lithuania Q4 2021
31 Jan KPN Q4 2021
31 Jan NEC fiscal Q3
31 Jan Cirrus Logic Q3
31 Jan NXP Semiconductors Q4 2021
31 Jan Harmonic Q4
01 Feb Tele2 Q4
01 Feb A10 Networks Q4
01 Feb Vantage Towers fiscal Q3
01 Feb Vodacom fiscal Q3
01 Feb EA fiscal Q3
01 Feb Alphabet Q4 2021
01 Feb AudioCodes Q4 2021
01 Feb Tele2 Q4 2021
02 Feb Qualcomm fiscal Q1
02 Feb Vodafone fiscal Q3
02 Feb Telenor Q4 2021
::: More Calendar Items