Only 3% of Malawians have access to pay TV:  Three Malawi TV stations ink deal with Zuku

Electronic media regulators,  Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) says only 2.9 percent of Malawians have access to pay TV  like DSTV a situation officials say is worrisome.ZUKU TV

Macra director general Godfrey Itaye said this Wednesday in Blantyre when three local television stations signed to be beamed on Zuku, an east Africa pay TV.

Itaye said it was more dissapointing that only 10 percent of Malawians have access to.local television stations.

He said there was need to do more to ensure more Malawians are well informed.

Itaye therefore welcomed the coming of Zuku TV, saying with only K2500 pay per month. Malawians can watch news and get maximum entertainment.

“It is pleasing to note that Zuku TV has taken on board local television stations. This is what we would like to see. We need more content for the viewers,” said Itaye.

The three TV stations that are now on Zuku v are Times, Zodiak and Luso.

Zuku Country Manager Robert Wanjohi said the additional stations will provide home grown entertainment to Malawians.

“We have added these stations in an effort to meet the ever growing demand for Malawian content from our local viewers. As a company, we want to provide more local content to the viewers,” he said.

Wanjohi also said Zuku will soon launch a new package at a rate affordable to most Malawians.

“Today, we are also launching the Zuku smart pack, whose subscription fee is only K2,500 per month. We believe this will help Malawians to be entertained in the comfort of their homes but at a reasonable fee,” he said.

Zuku also operates in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

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9 thoughts on “Only 3% of Malawians have access to pay TV:  Three Malawi TV stations ink deal with Zuku”

  1. KINGS says:

    How much are your Decoders?

  2. Hokoyo says:

    Local channels should be free. The only expense should be a decoder.
    MACRA you are the ones who is letting Malawians down. Tell these companies that local channels should be free.

  3. Mbolo Sidwala says:

    Kodi a Zuku muli pati m’Blantyre muno? Kapena muli kutalinso ndi CBD ngati m’mene alili a Multichoice Malawi?

  4. zuku wa zuku says:

    Zuku, I salute you for coming at the right time when family economic values have dwindled and therefore making us cash trapped and unable to enjoy house entertainment. I am a civil servant who just cares about availability of food on the day. At K2,500 per month, am sure I will be able to watch Barclays English Premier League as I anticipate the price of the decoder will be far much cheaper. Of course being a one-off expense, this is not worrisome. My neighbors use……….! They always cry as they pay K5,800 monthly subscription fee. Welcome Zuku! But include also South African football!

  5. with the poverty levels in this banana republic i dont think there is anything you people can do to completely improve the situation!!!!

  6. Ivan Mark Radhakrishnan says:

    BREAK the DStv / SuperSport / MultiChoice monopoly and stranglehold on The English Premier League – and the penetration of Television and Development of it as a VIABLE INDUSTRY will become a reality.

    DStv / SuperSport / MultiChoice DO NOT OWN THE ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE FOOTBALL PRODUCT. For over 20 years, they have used and abused ‘their pretend ownership’ to push THEIR US Dollar ‘SUBSCRIPTIONS’ INTO A COMPLETELY UNREALISTIC ORBIT.

    And, UNFORTUNATELY we are still allowing them to run their scam.

    Check out DStv / SuperSport / MultiChoice REPEATS UPON REPEATS UPON REPEATS and ask yourself if a LOCAL Television Station could get CONNECTED INTERNATIONALLY if they did this along with the COMPLETED OUT-DATED PROGRAMMES on DStv ‘bouquets’.

    WHY DO WE CONTINUE TO PAY ‘NEW MONEY’ FOR OLD MATERIAL?!

    WHY DO WE CONTINUE TO PAY ‘NEW MONEY’ FOR REPEATS? DStv / MultiChoice can REPEAT a programme OVER A THOUSAND TIMES IN 20 YEARS.

    Do you have time to watch ANYTHING twice – NO MATTER HOW GOOD IT IS?

    1. November Rain says:

      I can watch a porn movie many times, if its good – with young, fresh and energetic actors.
      I can watch game of thrones movie many times bcoz its good.
      So the answer to your last question is YES.

  7. Girl Lady says:

    2.5 how much is the decoder nde tipite kumenekutu bola pali times and zodiak not zinazi

    1. Zuku its really affordable,i’ve been a customer for over 8months and i enjoyed it alot

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