DECEMBER 7, 2020 – NAIROBI, KENYA
Akili Network, creators of Akili Kids!, Kenya’s first and only free-to-air children’s learning TV channel, announces a partnership with ZUKU, the homegrown East African TV brand from Wananchi Group. As of this writing, ZUKU will now carry Akili Kids! on channel 602 for all existing ZUKU subscribers.
Akili Kids! was made in and for the Kenyan market, and is designed for all children, as well as their parents and caregivers. Per Geopoll, Akili Kids! has 5.4 million children and 4.3 million adults watching every week. Akili Kids! is the safest destination for kids of all ages, with wonderful international and locally produced programs. Akili Kids! also has a comprehensive child-protective advertising policy that ensures that children are not exposed to unhealthy or potentially harmful marketing messages.
ZUKU was established with the aim of making quality home entertainment and communication services accessible to a rapidly growing, choice conscious African middle class, having successfully launched their TV services in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi and most recently Zambia.
Jeff Schon, CEO of Akili Network said, “We are delighted that ZUKU has chosen to carry us on their platform. We’ve receive hundreds requests every week from ZUKU customers on our social media channels, asking if we can please bring Akili Kids! to ZUKU. This agreement will bring joy and relief to Kenya children and their parents who both love ZUKU and wanted to watch Akili Kids!”
Where to Watch
Akili Kids! will now be available on ZUKU channel 602. Featuring content such as Yo Gabba Gabba, Word Girl, Akili and Me, Boom na Wabi, The Backyardigans, Wonderpets, Wild Kratts and so many more entertaining shows not just for the children but the whole family as well.
About ZUKU Satellite TV
ZUKU has over 100 channels on the ZUKU Satellite platform and more than 120 channels on the top-end Fiber platform. ZUKU is proud of its branded channels, developed to resonate with the African audience. In addition, ZUKU carries third party channels including most of the major news and business channels as well as brands like: Fox Entertainment, FX, BET, E! Entertainment, Star Plus, Colors and SAB; MTV Base, Nickelodeon, KidsCo, Fashion One, Viasat’s four documentary channels, Nat Geo Adventure, Fine Living Network, MGM Channel, Zee Cinema, African Movie Channel, and more. ZUKU also has the major free-to air channels from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Malawi.
About Akili Kids! and Akili Network
Akili Network has launched Akili Kids!, the first-and-only free-to-air children’s learning channel in Kenya. Akili Kids! has become the second most watched daytime TV channel in the country just six months after launch. Akili Kids! has disrupted the Kenyan TV landscape by focusing on 24/7 children’s educational programming and has become the number one way to reach mums and children in Kenya. Akili Kids! is a safe, fun and supplemental educative destination that focuses on entertaining and inspiring children of all ages and stages.
For broadcast details visit: www.akilikids.co.ke or follow us on Facebook @AkiliKidsTV