Tag Archives: Wananchi

Wananchi expands services with Triple Play offer

Zuku Fibre, the home-based fibre optic provider, a subsidiary of Kenyan Internet service provider Wananchi Group, has improved its Internet service offering in the country by launching the product called “Zuku Fire”. This is the Triple Play – Internet, Voice and Television – that the telecom company officially introduced to the market on September 12th. [...]

Viasat World launches Viasat Life across Africa

Female viewers in Africa will be thrilled with Viasat World. The international entertainment group offering pay- TV channels, is introducing a new entertainment channel called Viasat Life, which will be offering mostly female content. The launch will be carried out across three platforms of Africa. Taking effect as from January 2 next year, the new [...]

Wananchi to broadcast Passion Distributions content across Africa

Wananchi, the East African broadcaster has been licensed with over 170 hours of programming from Passion Distribution, the London-based company which specialises in popular programming and formats in genres Factual Entertainment, Reality, Documentaries, Lifestyle, Drama, Comedy and Game-shows. The package deal between the two companies includes Timber Kings, the factual-entertainment series and Carver Kings from [...]

Wananchi Group opts Qwilt for OTT video delivery

Wananchi, the Kenyan broadband and multi-channel digital television provider, has chosen Qwilt, which is an online video provider, for the optimisation of over-the-top (OTT) video delivery to enhance the quality of experience (QoE) for its subscribers. The news was revealed by Qwilt. With an open caching solution, Qwilt will reduce the network strain occurring from [...]

Zuku introduces new channel named Glam

A new-fangled channel has been unleashed by Wananchi Groups Zuku. Its name is Glam channel, mostly appealing to female viewers. Glam channel proffers a mixture of content, all of interest to women with home-grown productions encompassing shows, lifestyle, drama, realities, music and comedies, on the channel number 711.   The new channel will be substituting [...]

GRB wins five deals in AME

GRB Entertainment has won content deals from Kuwait TV and Alhurra in Middle East and from M-Net, Wananchi and UpStart TV in Africa. Kuwait TV and Alhurra have acquired a comedy show, Bloopers and a documentary show, the World Class, respectively. M-Net has picked four seasons   third and fourth seasons of Braxton Family Values and [...]

KRA to recover KES125mn from Wananchi

Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) is likely to recover over KES124.87 million (USD1.38 million) unremitted value added tax from Pan African pay-TV provider, Wananchi Group, says a media report.  Wananchi had petitioned the Court of Appeal following the High Court’s decision in February 2013 which dismissed a case challenging the KRA demands. The group wanted Court [...]

Wananchi deploys Verimatrix security for Zuku TV

African triple-play service provider, Wananchi Group, has extended its partnership with Verimatrix to secure the revenues of its pay-TV platform, Zuku TV, across DTH satellite, digital cable and IP-over-GPON networks, and later this year via over-the-top (OTT) video services. Wananchi had initially chosen Verimatrix in 2010 for its Video Content Authority System (VCAS) for DVB [...]