Tag Archives: Wananchi Group

Zuku introduces Nollywood channel

Wananchi group entertainment brands Zuku launched the Zuku Nolly channel which is a 24-hour channel dedicated to showing movies from the Nigerian film industry. The channel provides various types of programs from drama, comedy, romance , to thrillers, traditional fantasy movies and family shows which are all in English and broadcasts seven days a week. [...]

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 [...]

Wananchi raises USD 130m for expansion in East, Southern Africa

African triple-play operator, Wananchi Group, has raised USD 130 million from existing and new shareholders to fund its growth and expansion plans in East and Southern Africa. The new capital investment will be used to consolidate the groups market leadership in East Africa and to extend our services across East and Southern Africa, said Richard [...]

iSat Africa inks deal with Gazprom Space Systems

Wananchi Group subsidiary, iSAT Africa, a satellite solution service provide, has entered a contract with Russian communications satellite operator, Gazprom Space Systems (GSS), for capacity on the Yamal 402 satellite to use the satellites southern beam for services in the Democratic Republic of Congo and other Central African countries. Yamal-402 satellite perfectly meets our requirements [...]

Wananchi Group to undertake network upgrade

Wananchi Groups pay-TV platform, Zuku, has embarked on a major network upgrade, valued at KES 220 million (USD 2.5 million), to offer improved speeds and reduced downtime. The network upgrade, is expected to be complete by the end of October 2014. Zuku uses HFC and FTTH technology to serve our customers in the various neighbourhoods [...]

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 [...]

Kenyan, Zimbabwean public broadcasters stall rival World Cup broadcasts

The Kenyan Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) has slapped a court order on Pan-Africa Network group, StarTimes and Wananchi Group, stopping them from airing World Cup matches claiming to be the sole broadcaster of tournament as per FIFA contract.  Last week, the Consumers Federation of Kenya (COFEK) had accused StarTimes of hijacking the KBC signal to air the tournament. [...]

Zuku Tanzania launches ITV channel

Wananchi Group owned pay-TV operator, Zuku TV, has launched free-to-air (FTA) channel, Independent Television Limited (ITV), on its platform in Tanzania to expand its satellite bouquet offering. With ITV now on our platform we have further enhanced our already strong bouquet offering of 104 channels for our Tanzanian audience. We truly believe that we are [...]