Azam TV offers 100+ channels in Zimbabwe
January 31, 2022
By Chris Forrester
MultiChoice’s satellite service is facing new competition in Zimbabwe. Azam TV has launched some 100 DTH channels to Zimbabweans for the equivalent of $5 a month. The fee for 130 channels, which includes many premium channels, rises to $15 a month.
Azam TV is backed by Bakhresa Resa Group which is owned by a Tanzanian entrepreneur and billionaire Said Salim Bakhresa. The business is one of the largest in East Africa. Azam Media is just one of many subsidiaries.
The Azam TV bouquets cover sports, movies, cartoons, documentaries, news, drama, music, and religious channels. The service is already present in Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Kenya and Rwanda.
Zimbabwe’s Information and Broadcasting Services Minister, Monica Mutsvangwa, speaking at the launch event welcomed the service, said: “My ministry looks forward to your content providing excellent choices to the people of Zimbabwe. We encourage continuous engagements with local broadcasting firms to form profitable synergies that can transform the broadcasting sector into a million dollar industry and making contributions towards economic growth as envisaged by Vision 2030.”
Azam TV uses Eutelsat’s 7B/7C satellites from 7 degrees East.