Azuri solar TV package
Garama Chome, MultiChoice Kenya Head of Sales (L) and Snehar Shar, Azuri East Africa General Manager (R) display components of the Azuri TV 400 solar system that provides customers in off-grid and peri-urban areas access to solar energy and entertainment on DStv. [ PHOTO / Business Today ]

Solar TV: MultiChoice Kenya and Azuri Technologies, the first company to launch a complete pay-as-you-go solar TV package in Kenya, have partnered to bring DStv content to off-grid households in Kenya. The partnership bundles Azuri’s TV400 product, the 32-inch solar powered TV and household energy solution, with the DStv HD decoder to offer customers access to world-class entertainment, local and international news, documentaries and educational content.

Mr Simon Bransfield-Garth, CEO of Azuri, said by expanding the choice of content available to even off-grid customers, Azuri is taking another step in shrinking the gap between households with and without the grid. “We are delighted to partner with Multichoice to bring the world-leading DStv content to our customer,” he said.

MultiChoice is always exploring new partnerships to find ways to offer great and affordable video entertainment to families. “We want to deliver our local content, telenovelas, world-class sport and blockbusters straight into the hands and homes of our customers,” Ms Nancy Matimu, Managing Director MultiChoice Kenya said. “This partnership with Azuri is one way of ensuring our content is available to the widest possible audience throughout the country.”

With an 80-watt solar panel and a 160Wh LFP battery with an expected life of over 10 years before servicing, Azuri’s TV400 system provides the peace of mind that householders are able to watch their favourite programs whenever they want. The TV400 system also comes with two high power tube lights, two spotlights, a rechargeable radio, rechargeable torch and USB phone charging with extra capacity to support smartphones, and the DStv HD decoder.

DStv offers the competitive video entertainment experience with local and international stories, nail-biting sporting events including the English Premier League, La Liga and Serie A, golf, tennis, motorsport, WWE and rugby. Besides, it provides latest local and international news, as well as leading international series, movies, documentaries and children’s shows.

Azuri’s off-grid customers will have access to this content on a variety of packages designed for wholesome family viewing.

The Azuri TV400 system is available at a down-payment of Ksh8,999 and a daily usage fee of Ksh115 over 30 months. The DStv HD decoder which comes bundled with the Azuri system offers customers a range of viewing packages that they can choose from including DStv Access which costs Ksh1,000 per month, DStv Family at 1,380, DStv Compact which cost Ksh2650 per month, DStv Compact Plus at Ksh4,800 and DStv Premium which costs Ksh7,900 per month.

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