East Africa


Intelsat targets East Africa with new Kenya office

Intelsat has opened a new sales office in Nairobi, Kenya, in a bid to up its support for the telecoms and media sectors in East Africa. The satellite operator said the office will enhance its responsiveness to customers, communications services and media companies operating in the East Africa region. “Our decision to open an office […]

Azam Media to launch new pay TV service for Africa

AzamTV, a new pay TV service for East Africa, is to launch on the Eutelsat 7A satellite, offering 55 African and international channels for the equivalent of US$8 (€6) a month. Azam Media, owned by Tanzanian conglomerate Bakhresa Group, has signed a contract for 108MHz of capacity on the satellite to launch the service, which […]

Wananchi Group appoints new CEO

Wananchi Group, the owner of East African pay TV operator Zuku TV, has appointed former ONO CEO Richard Alden as its new CEO, replacing current boss Richard Bell. Alden, who has worked as Chief Operating Officer at Wananchi since the start of the year, takes the top job as Bell moves into a new role […]

Zuku to expand out of East Africa with Intelvision deal

Wananchi Group-owned pay TV business Zuku will broadcast its channels outside of East Africa for the first time after signing a deal with Seychelles-based cable operator Intelvision. The three year licensing deal covers Zuku Life, all four Zuku Movies channels and Zuku Swahili Movies, with Intelvision due to start carrying the networks on November 1. […]