Wananchi, Showmax partner to unveil Zuku plus Showmax bundled package

All Zuku Fiber Triple Play customers have 90 days free access to Showmax content from May 2, 2018

Showmax and Zuku Fiber have introduced the Zuku plus Showmax service package for Zuku Fiber subscribers. The new service will be known as Zuku Fiber plus Showmax and is available on Zuku Fiber Triple Play bouquets.

As part of the launch activity for Zuku plus Showmax, all current Zuku Fiber Triple play customers will get 90 days’ access to Showmax at no additional charge when they register for the service. The Zuku Fiber plus Showmax service commences today – that is Wednesday May 2, 2018.

Here’s how Zuku Fiber subscribers can claim their free 90-day access to Showmax:

• All Zuku Fiber Triple Play customers can get their access credentials by dialing *502#, using the phone registered with their Zuku Fiber service, and selecting Showmax.
• Customers will receive an email and SMS message with a link enabling them to click through and easily access the Zuku plus Showmax service.
• Customers may also call Zuku Fiber sales on 0205 222 222 to enquire about the service or visit any Zuku Shop.

Showmax, the internet TV (OTT) service which launched in Kenya in October 2016, has a huge catalogue of popular series, movies, documentaries and kids content available on demand with no ads. Showmax Kenya’s management team, based in Nairobi, is tasked with delivering the best local content along with international favourites.

Speaking about the new deal with Zuku, Patrick Mungai, who heads up Showmax’s growth in East Africa, said: “Getting content right isn’t something you can do from another country, which is why we set up shop in Nairobi. Some of our most popular local shows include movies such as Marikiti Women, House of Lungula, Veve and local series such as Rush, Auntie Boss and State House. On the international side, we benefit from the content deals made by the wider Naspers group, meaning on a regular basis we deliver episodes express from the US, like Mr Robot Season 3 and South Park Season 21.”

“We also have series that come first on Showmax, such as horror anthology Channel Zero, the controversially acclaimed Young Pope and sci-fi intrigue with Room 104. And we’ve of course got favourites like The Big Bang Theory, full box sets of Friends, Sex and the City, and all seven seasons of Game of Thrones.”

Zuku Fiber is a leading provider of high-speed Unlimited Home Internet, entertainment and communication services in Kenya. Zuku Fiber offers a unique proposition in the market with Triple Play services – offering three services for one price: Unlimited Home Internet, Digital Television and Telephony services.

Zuku’s Triple Play services are available in Nairobi, Mombasa and surrounding towns in Kenya as well as Tanzania and Uganda.

On the occasion of the introduction of the Zuku Fiber plus Showmax packages, Thomas Hintze, the CEO of Wananchi Group, which operates the Zuku brand, said: “The partnership with Showmax will enable our customers to access an unlimited catalogue of content on Showmax over Zuku Fiber’s Home Internet service, which offers the Fastest Internet speed in Kenya at 250 Mbps. I would like to encourage our customers to subscribe to the new Zuku Fiber plus Showmax packages to enhance their experience and satisfaction when using these two great services.”

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