ROK and Classic Video Archives form Joint Venture

Thu 5th Jan 2012

ROK Global PLC, the mobile and web technology, applications and services company, has announced the creation of a Joint Venture company with Classic Video Archives (CVA) to distribute video content globally.

“CVA have a huge library of classic video content which we will be packaging and marketing globally via the internet and Mobile Operators and directly to smartphone users as well” said Jonathan Kendrick, Chairman and CEO of ROK Global. “We are delighted with the quality and range of the unique content amassed by CVA and we look forward to the global, multi-level deployment of it across all mediums.”

library includes music videos, feature films, documentaries and digitally re-mastered on-stage performances by world famous artists such as Elvis, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis, amongst others. In addition, the library includes over 200 martial arts movies featuring Bruce Lee, Jet Li and Jackie Chan and many hours of Spanish film and music videos.

Commenting, Scott Woolley of CVA said “Our Joint Venture with ROK gives us the ability to deploy our content globally through a variety of proven business models to the ever-growing number of entertainment-hungry smartphone users.”

Listed on the Open Market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, ROK Global PLC was co-founded by US Billionaire John Paul DeJoria and UK-based serial technology-specialist entrepreneur, Jonathan Kendrick.

In addition to being the co-founder of ROK, John Paul DeJoria is Chairman and CEO of John Paul Mitchell Systems, the producer and manufacturer of Paul Mitchell hair care productsd and is also co-founder of Patron Tequila, the world’s leading premium tequila brand.

ROK has pioneered many new technologies in the rapidly-evolving mobile and web space to include high quality mass-market Mobile TV (which can be streamed, live and on-demand, over 2.5G GPRS as well as 3G and Wi-Fi), as well as mobile security technologies which it licenses to law enforcement agencies and multi-language text-to-speech technologies and the highly innovative ‘JP Selects’ e-commerce portal for eco-friendly and sustainable brands and products.


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