Kenyan operator Azuri Technologies has become the first company to launch a complete pay-as-you-go solar TV package in the country.
The company has also announced a partnership with MultiChoice Kenya to bring DStv content to off-grid households in Kenya. The partnership bundles Azuri’s recently announced TV400 product, the 32″ solar powered TV and household energy solution, with the DStv HD decoder.
The TV400 is fitted with an 80W solar panel and a 160Wh LFP battery that promises an expected life of over 10 years before servicing, The system also comes with two high power tube lights, two spotlights, a rechargeable radio, rechargeable torch and USB phone charging with extra capacity to support smartphones, and the DStv HD decoder.
The introduction of a solar-powered system is part of an ongoing effort from operators in Africa to reach off-grid households and present them with high-quality entertainment regardless of their proximity to metropolitan hubs.
Simon Bransfield-Garth, CEO of Azuri said: “We are delighted to partner with Multichoice to bring the world-leading DStv content to our customers. By expanding the choice of content available to even off-grid customers, we are taking another step in shrinking the gap between households with and without the grid.”
Nancy Matimu, Managing Director MultiChoice Kenya said: “MultiChoice is always seeking new partnerships to find ways to offer great and affordable video entertainment to families across the country. We want to deliver our local content, telenovelas, world class sport and blockbusters straight into the hands and homes of our customers. This partnership with Azuri is one way that we are able to ensure our content is available to the widest possible audience throughout the country.”
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