As part of a major expansion into Africa, international children’s channel KidsCo is to begin transmission on Wananchi Group’s new DTH platform, Zuku TV.

The children’s channel will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on its basic package, direct to home, making the channel available across the whole of Kenya. It will offer a range of content including Rescue Heroes, Dino Squad and Sonic Underground, as well as its growing slate of original productions including Boo & Me 2 and Jass Time!

Commented Paul Robinson, Global CEO at KidsCo: “Africa is developing into a very dynamic market and KidsCo is delighted to be a part of the Wananchi Group’s expansion. Our presence in Kenya has grown over the past two years, and we are excited about our continuing investment in the region. We are thrilled to be partnering with Zuku TV and look forward to expanding the idea of edutainment to other African countries in the near future.”

Added Hannelie Bekker, MD of Wananchi Programming adds: “The launch of Zuku TV will see more homes able to enjoy quality entertainment for the entire family. The combination of KidsCo’s successful integration into the East African market over the past two years and their unique offering of high quality family programming makes for a compelling package that we are thrilled to be able to offer.”