Zuku cable TV showing on a TV in Nairobi

Zuku Introduces Ksh399 Smart Pack TV Bouquet

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Zuku satellite TV services now has a new bouquet with 27 TV and 51 Radio stations. The new bouquet only available on satellite only is Ksh600 cheaper than the the previous cheapest Classic bouquet of Ksh999 with 68 TV and 51 radio stations.

Is this move meant to compete with Startimes Kenya whose cheapest bouquet Nyota costs only Ksh199 per month. Lets find out but first please scroll through the:-

TV Channels on Smart Pack bouquet

Zuku Zone

KBC

Citizen

KTN

NTV

K24

Kiss (KE)

EBRU

QTV

Kass TV

Zuku Entertainment

EATV

Lolwe TV

GBS

Inooro TV

Zuku Life

Al Jazeera (English)

TVC News

DW-TV

CCTV News

Zuku Kids

Smile of a Child

Hope TV

Family TV

Inspiration TV

Peace TV

Alerth Alnabawi

The Verdict

Honestly in my own opinion, this is the worst pay bouquet apart from the Startimes Nyota Bouquet. Its main purpose is to draw in first time customers who will end upgrading to either the Classic or Premium bouquets. Its filled with nothing but local channels which are freely available using a normal aerial and dvbt2 decoder. Its lacking a lot of vernacular TV channels which are also free on the digital terrestrial platform.

The good news is that people who live in areas not covered by the terrestrial signal will be the greatest beneficiaries of this bouquet as this will draw more customers from the recently increased Dstv access bouquet (Ksh930). Local channels is just what they need, nothing more.

From a free to air satellite point of view, one can receive most of the channels deliberately withheld from this bouquet. These are channels like

EBRU

AMC (the one that talks in English but has Portuguese subtitles)

MBC

CCTV 9 Documentary

BBC World News

Al Jazeera (English)

i24 News (English)

TVC News

Euronews (English)

DW-TV

CCTV News

Smile of a Child

France 24 (English)

I24 French

Dubai TV

Abu Dhabi TV

CCTV-4 (Chinese)

Hope TV

Emmanuel TV

EWTN

God TV

Family TV

Inspiration TV

Peace TV

Kaaba

Ahlulbayt TV

Hope International

Alerth Alnabawi (this one I’m not sure but let me just leave it here)

Receiving most of these channels does not even require a big dish, the small size 65cm zuku dish will work fine. You can do better Zuku, at-least add discovery science, Nat Geo and maybe a movies channel.

Read more about free to air satellite in the category FTA

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  • Martin Muthoka

    I have a zuku dish and decoder, can i get help on installing free to air as suggested above?