Tag Archives: Zuku TV

BBC Worlwides CBeebies now on Zuku TV in Africa

CBeebies, the preschool channel of BBC Worlwide, is expanding its reach over the Eastern part of the African continent with its recent collaboration with Zuku TV. The channel 24hour channel aims at young children up to age of six and will entertain its audience with animated series such as Go Jetters, Hey Duggee and Sarah [...]

Zuku TV brings back Swahili channel

Swahili Lovers will be thrilled with the recent move of Zuku TV for its audience. The channel is launching its Swahili channel yet again with a new collection of content for its fellow users. The new channel will be available as from November 13 on channel 210. It will be now a general entertainment channel, [...]

AfricaXP opts for Babeleye to manage Rich Metadata for Pay TV and SVOD

Babeleye, the multilingual video content metadata platform, announced that it has been selected by AfricaXP to manage rich EPG metadata of its linear channels distributed to two of AfricaXPs customers. Babeleye will provide total management and distribution of programming information to TV platforms Zuku and WatchAfrica, which offers a premium subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service.   [...]

Three Malawi TV stations ink deal with Zuku

Three local television stations sealed deal to be beamed on Zuku TV, the pay TV platform. The three TV stations that are now on Zuku v are Times, Zodiak and Luso. Godfrey Itaye, director general of the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) welcomed this development and revealed that only 2.9% of Malawians have access to [...]

Zuku and Interswitch seal payment deal in Uganda

Wananchi Group Uganda Limited, the owners of Zuku TV, and Interswitch Limited signed payment deal in Uganda. Customers of Zuku TV in Uganda can now have more options to pay for their television subscriptions following this partnership. The partnership could be interpreted as a move by Zuku TV to strengthen its operations in Ugandas competitive [...]

Zuku TV revamps DTH bouquets

The Wananchi Group has announced the revamping of channel packages on Zuku TV without any additional fees. The Classic and Premium packages have been reconfigured on the DTH service reducing the three bouquets to two as of 4 September, 2015. As a result, the  Poa bouquet has moved into the Classic package with 11 new [...]

My TV to air Zuku channels

Dubai-based STB manufacturer, Strong Technologies, announced that it has acquired rights to broadcast Zuku channels in Zambia for its pay-TV platform, My TV. Zuku comprises over 100 channels that includes Bollywood Asian movies, Chinese movies, African movies, international news channels, documentaries and various sports channels. This positive development is a result of fruitful negotiations that [...]

Africa gets 150 hours of Passions programming

UK-based content distributor, Passion Distribution, announced the closure of over 150 hours of content programming deals within Africa signed in the last quarter. Wananchi Group owned East African pay-TV platform, Zuku TV, signed the largest content bundle of more than 100 hours of shows including UK-produced shows- Catastrophe, Storm City and The Bible from Pioneer [...]

Zuku launch services in Malawi

Wananchi Group-owned East African pay-TV operator, Zuku TV, announced the completion of its test phase in Malawi and confirmed its plans to fully launch its services in the country with an initial cost of USD 10 million. We are inevitably contributing to the country’s digital knowledge and economy infrastructure, said Richard Alden, CEO of Wananchi [...]