Azam TV to expand to Zimbabwe
October 25, 2021
By Chris Forrester
Azam TV, owned by the Tanzania-based Bakhresa Group, is to expand to Zimbabwe.
The service is already present in Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Kenya and Rwanda. Its bouquets cover sport, entertainment, news, music and religious channels.
The new service will broadcast DTH and has been licensed by the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ). Transmissions are expected to start by year-end.
Azam TV uses Eutelsat’s 7B/7C satellites from 7 degrees East.
Azam Media says they expect to also carry certain Zimbabwean channels. However, an earlier attempt to supply a second DTH service (besides that of MultiChoice/DStv) for Zimbabwe failed when Kwese TV was forced to close (in 2019) when the country suffered a financial crisis.