The triple play platform is the foundation of the group’s home entertainment strategy. High capacity fibre optic network is currently being deployed directly to residential homes in Nairobi and Mombasa with construction to be extended to the other major cities in East Africa over the next few years. Using a combination of HFC and GPON technologies the company has launched the first real triple play offering in sub Saharan Africa with residential speeds currently up to 20 Mb. The inclusion of high quality voice services with free unlimited local on-net phone calls is another first on the continent.
Wananchi’s DTH satellite PayTV offering, Zuku, offers quality TV service of over 85 channels in both HD and SD at an affordable price. Zuku TV has successfully launched in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda and will be rolling out aggressively to other countries in East Africa in the coming year.
Wananchi Programming was established to create compelling content for the group’s Pay TV operations. The Programming Group is responsible for acquiring & Originating programming for our own Zuku Channels. Increasingly these channels are being marketed to other operators in Africa.