East African pay TV operator Zuku TV is set to complete the migration of its services to the SES 5 satellite by the end of July.
Wananchi-owned Zuku TV has been migrating its services from SES’s NSS-12 satellite to SES-5 since February. SES-5 was launched to the 5° East slot last year. Wananchi has contracted seven transponders on the satellite, including three for additional growth capacity.
“The demand of Wananchi clearly shows the attractiveness of SES-5 for African broadcasters,” says Ferdinand Kayser, Chief Commercial Officer of SES. “With customers like Wananchi, we are able to create a high quality and high value DTH neighborhood on SES-5, applying our core competence in the Direct-to-Home (DTH) business to an important growth region.”
“We are extremely satisfied with the performance of SES-5,” says Richard Bell, CEO, Wananchi Group. “We depend on satellite capacity and services to ensure excellent service and picture quality for our viewers and to grow our business in the market.”