SES has confirmed that the East African pay-TV broadcaster Zuku TV will complete its migration on the SES fleet by the end of July 2013 and has committed to growth capacity on the new satellite.
Zuku TV, part of Wananchi Group Holdings, is East Africa’s leading home entertainment operator, with a substantial and growing customer base in East Africa, principally Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
The migration of Zuku TV from the SES satellite NSS-12 to the newer SES-5 began in February 2013. SES-5 was launched last year and is positioned at 5 degrees East, one of the company’s flagship orbital slots, which supports customers across the continent to grow Africa’s DTH and broadcast services. Wananchi Group has contracted seven transponders on SES-5; four have migrated to SES-5 whilst three transponders are additional growth capacity.