Wananchi Group, described as being East Africa’s leading home entertainment operator, is extending its Zuku TV service to Malawai. Zuku is already well established in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda with DTH satellite services as well as cable/internet and telephony offerings as part of a classic ‘triple play’ operation.
Wananchi Group CEO, Richard Alden noted, “ We are excited to unveil Zuku TV in Malawi .We believe through our compelling offering- a wide selection of entertainment channels covering news, sports, movies, documentaries and music we are inevitably contributing to the country’s digital knowledge and economy infrastructure. Our goal is to ensure the majority if not all households in the country have access to our world class digital television content at very affordable subscription charges,” said Alden.
Alden added, With over 105 channel options now available on Zuku TV, we will keep making it even better not only through competitive pricing but also spicing up our content in an effort to give value for money while keeping our subscribers informed and entertained.
Zuku launched in Nairobi (on its cable network) in 2009 and Direct To Home Services in Kenya and Uganda in late 2011 and Tanzania in 2012. “I am pleased to note that over 13 million households in the East Africa region can access Zuku TV services and now with the launch into Malawi we are we have pushed the number to 14 million households”. Alden added. Malawi now becomes the fourth country to have Zuku TV after Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
Wananchi group is also planning to venture into Ethiopia and Rwanda by end 2014.