Pay TV company MultiChoice Kenya has collaborated with Azuri Technologies, a UK-based provider of affordable pay-as-you-go solar home systems, to provide DStv content to off-grid households in Kenya.
With the DStv HD decoder and Azuri’s TV400 system, which has an 80W solar panel and a 160Wh LFP battery, customers will have access to DStv entertainment, local and international news, documentaries, sports and educational content.
Azuri CEO Simon Bransfield-Garth said: “We are delighted to partner with MultiChoice to bring the world-leading DStv content to our customers. By expanding the choice of content available to even off-grid customers, we are taking another step in shrinking the gap between households with and without the grid.”
MultiChoice Kenya MD Nancy Matimu added: “MultiChoice is always seeking new partnerships to find ways to offer great and affordable video entertainment to families across the country. We want to deliver our local content, telenovelas, world-class sport and blockbusters straight into the hands and homes of our customers. This partnership with Azuri is one way that we are able to ensure our content is available to the widest possible audience throughout the country.”
The Azuri TV400 system can be purchased for a down payment of KES8,999 (US$82), plus a daily usage fee of KES115 over 30 months. The DStv HD decoder offers a wide range of viewing packages.
Azuri operates in five key African territories: Kenya, Nigeria, Zambia, Tanzania and Uganda. Its East Africa headquarters are in Nairobi, Kenya, and its West Africa headquarters are in Lagos, Nigeria.