Broadcast - In Brief


- Global satellite operator SES has joined forces with Kenyan television and broadband operator Wananchi to launch a new Direct-to-Home (DTH) line-up called Zuku TV in East Africa. Zuku TV is East Africa’s newest pay TV offering, set to provide affordable and quality TV options to the mass market in Africa. Zuku TV is set to launch in July using SES capacity. Zuku TV will be rolled-out in such countries as Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Burundi and Malawi. Each of these countries has a pay TV penetration level of less than one percent.

- May 2011: Viewsat is pleased to announce the launch of it's 3rd platform on Intelsat 10 Ku Band @ 68.5 Degrees East, Serving the direct-to-home market across Sub Saharan Africa Intelsat10 is Co positioned with Intelsat 7 Ku Band making this the premier satellite neighbourhood for Africa, reaching more than 39million TV households. ViewSat is able to receive signals via satellite turnaround or fiber. We can also offer you a fully managed playout solution tailored to your requirements.
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- Project Inspire Africa, a reality television show and competition, has been unveiled in East Africa with the aim of engineering successful entrepreneurship in the region.
The human capital development organisation that has teamed up with several television stations in East Africa to offer US$50,000 as a reward for the best three business ideas in the Project Inspire Africa season one. The money will be awarded to the best contestant in the TV show that is expected to attract 30 finalists out of 50,000 applicants from across East Africa.

- Angola: Dstv launches a kids channel; full story in our next issue.