Tag Archives: East Africa

DStv launches East African entertainment channel

MultiChoices pay-TV platform, DStv, has launched a 24/7 East African entertainment channel, Maisha Magic, which will be aired on DStv Premium, Compact Plus and Compact bouquets. Maisha Magic will broadcast East African programming, comedies, lifestyle shows, talk shows, dramas, reality shows along with telenovelas from Latin America. Some of the programmes to be aired include [...]

iROKOtv expands to East Africa

African Video-on-Demand (VOD) platform, iROKOtv, will include content from Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda by next week. The move comes as part of the companys transition to focus more on the local African audiences. There is a massive market potential in East Africa. Payment isnt an issue in East Africa. Data is significantly cheaper. For [...]

Zuku seals volleyball deal

The East African pay-TV provider, Zuku, has inked a five-year broadcast deal worth KES 8.5 million (USD 100,000) with Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) to cover the World Championships Pool U qualifiers for men and women in Nairobi. We are proud to showcase more Kenyan sport, not just to viewers at home, but to fans beyond [...]

Demand for digital TV sets rise in Kenya

East Africa’s leading retailer, Nakumatt Holdings, confirmed that the demand for digital television sets has more than tripled ahead of the digital migration deadline. The companys retail sales data in the last six months ending October, shows that the monthly sales figure of Samsung TVs with inbuilt DVB-T2 tuners is over USD 350,000. As the [...]

Zuku launches new kids channel

Zuku TV, run by East Africas leading home entertainment operator, Wananchi Group, has launched its new kids channel, Zuku Kids. Zuku has partnered with local companies like Dreamcatcher Productions and Laugh Industry to create exclusive content for the kids channel. The channel will showcase content of African origin and internationally acquired shows. “We are excited [...]

Zuku TV to be broadcast outside East Africa with Intelvision deal

Wananchi group, which owns East African pay-TV operator, Zuku TV, has signed a three year licensing deal with Seychelles-based cable operator, Intelvision, to broadcast Zukus channels outside East Africa for the first time. Starting November 1, Intelvision will start broadcasting Zuku Life, all four Zuku Movies channels and Zuku Swahili Movies. We are very pleased [...]