Wananchi Group

Wananchi to raise up to US$100 million for TV expansion

Wananchi Group, the owner of East African pay TV operator Zuku TV, plans to launch a fresh funding round for US$50 million (€38 million) to US$100 million before the end of the year, according to CEO Richard Bell. Speaking exclusively to DTVE, Bell said that since Wananchi Group was founded in 2008 it has already […]

Zuku adds 11 channels to platform

Wananchi Group-owned East African pay TV platform Zuku has added 11 new channels to its offering after striking a series of carriage deals. The new channels include short movies service Shorts TV, the first time the channel has been available in Africa, and Hindi movie channel UTV Movies, which airs Bollywood blockbusters from UTV’s own […]

Zuku lauches Swahili movie channel

Wananchi Group-owned African pay TV broadcaster Zuku has lauched a dedicated Swahili movie channel.  Zuku Swahili Movies joins a bouquet of 2010-launched Zuku branded channels, which includes general entertainment net Zuku Afrika, documentary and factual channel Zuku Life, Zuku Movies Max and Zuku Sports. Swahili is spoken by more than 35 million people in countries […]