Zuku secured a deal with Seychelles cable platform Intelvision
Zuku, the Wananchi Group’s triple play and pay-tv business, announced that it has secured a deal with Seychelles cable platform Intelvision for carriage of its Zuku channels, taking them outside of the borders of East Africa for the first time.
The licensing deal, which spans three years and is the first of its kind for Zuku, incorporates a number of Zuku’s channels - Zuku Life, all four Zuku Movies channels and Zuku Swahili Movies – and means that they will be carried on Intelvision’s cable platforms from 1st November.The selected Zuku channels will be available to Intelvision subscribers in Seychelles, bringing Zuku’s channels to a whole new region of viewers, , and are part of Intelvision's strategy to start reaching out to English viewers.
Hannelie Bekker, Managing Director of Wananchi Programming, says: “We are absolutely delighted to have secured this licensing deal with Intelvision, as it's a validation of the Zuku channels and the work that has gone into developing them over the last couple of years. We're very pleased that our channels will be travelling outside of the borders of East Africa for the first time, and we hope that viewers in the Seychelles will be entertained by the programming we are offering. We are looking forward to a long and prosperous relationship with Intelvision.”
Intelvision is a Seychelles based multi service cable operator which provides a range of broadcasting and telecommunications services in the region. It has revolutionized the entertainment and communications by capitalizing on the capabilities of the latest broadband technology available. Intelvision is one of a handful of triple play operators in the world offering full digital services.
The Wananchi Group, established in 2007, is a provider of cable and internet services in East Africa. Under its consumer brand, Zuku, it offers the continent’s pioneer triple play service, as well as region-wide satellite pay tv. Wananchi Programming handles the development and management of proprietary Zuku-branded channels including Zuku Afrika (general entertainment), Zuku Life (factual), Zuku Sports and 5 Zuku Movie channels.