Naspers’-backed sVoD service Showmax has signed a deal with Zuku Fiber to introduce a Zuku plus Showmax service package for Zuku Fiber customers in a move expected to grow its user base in Kenya.
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 on 2 May, 2018.
According to Thomas Hintze, the Chief Executive Officer of Wananchi Group,“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.”
The 90 days’ access to Showmax are available to all Zuku Fiber Triple Play customers 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.
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 Showmax set up shop in Nairobi helping them to sign up 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.”
Though struggling to serve its many customers, Zuku Fiber Offers fastest Internet Speed in Kenya at 250 Mbps and its popular Triple Play services are available in Nairobi, Mombasa and surrounding towns in Kenya as well as Tanzania and Uganda.