CEO Chinecherem Eze has announced the launch of a new streaming service called Hissbox. With a focus on telling untold stories in Africa, the streaming service offers over 400 pieces of content, including world-class originals, blockbuster films, series and documentaries.
Nigerian born and Los Angeles-based Eze says, "The concern with streaming services today is that, despite an extensive volume of offerings, there is still a lack of diversity in available content. We are very excited to say that Hissbox is here to fill this gap."
"Our focus from inception has been a platform where everyone can find content that reflects their uniqueness. We are telling, sharing and searching for exceptional stories from every corner of the world; there is a waiting audience for those stories and Hissbox will reflect that reality," concludes Eze.
To kick off the search for 'unique stories' across the world, Hissbox has also announced The Hissbox Grant, which is funded by the Hissbox Diversity Film Fund. The fund gives producers up to $25 000 USD in funding for the production of TV series, feature films and documentaries.
The Hissbox Diversity Film Fund looks out for filmmakers from diverse backgrounds with emphasis that stories with creative risks, which inspire dialogue and are rarely seen on public media.
For more information, visit www.hissbox.com. You can also follow Hissbox on Facebook, Twitter or on Instagram.