Azuri Unveils Custom 32-inch Pay-as-you-go Solar Satellite TV system for Off-grid Africa

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Azuri CEO Simon Bransfield-Garth unveils the new 32-inch TV.

 Azuri Technologies, a leader in affordable pay-as-you-go solar technology, today unveiled its new 32-inch solar satellite TV system specially designed and customised for off-grid customers in Africa.

The 32-inch Azuri TV is the latest product release from the company which already has in its product portfolio a 24-inch solar satellite TV. Azuri was the first pay-as-you-go company back in 2016 to integrate solar TV with satellite entertainment in one affordable package for households without access to mains electricity.

Azuri’s 32-inch TV Solar Home System comes with 4 high brightness LED lights, mobile phone charging and a rechargeable torch and radio.  More than 60 satellite TV channels and 20 plus radio channels complete the package.

Azuri Launch Reveal
The new 32-inch Azuri TV is available now in Kenya.

To ensure durability and to meet the conditions of rural environments, the TV features Azuri ToughScreen™ technology, designed to resist accidental damage during normal use in the home.

The 32-inch AzuriTV will initially be launched in Kenya at only KSh129 per day. The company plans to launch the new TV in other markets across Sub-Saharan Africa later in the year.  

Kenya has around 10 million households, yet only around 3.9 million households have TV. 

Azuri CEO Simon Bransfield-Garth said there are three obstacles preventing rural off-grid consumers from watching TV – access to power, service coverage and the high up-front cost of the installation. AzuriTV addresses all three by providing affordable TV, anytime, anywhere.

Azuri Launch Reveal
The Azuri 32-inch TV being showcased at an official launch in Nairobi.

“Azuri’s vision is one that sees a level playing field where all consumers have the ability to benefit from modern products and services, regardless of where they live,” said Simon Bransfield-Garth.

“Solar TV provides a range of important social benefits including access to news and information and unprecedented connectivity for people without access to power,” he added. 

According to the Efficiency for Access Coalition, a coalition to accelerate global energy access through energy-efficient appliances, televisions are the second most desired off-grid appliance, with only solar lighting ranking more highly.

In a survey of Azuri customers, 98% customers said they felt more aware of local and international news while 92% of customers said watching television programs in their preferred language had improved their communications skills. 60% of customers reported seeing their children improve reading, writing and speaking skills since installing an Azuri solar TV.

Educational entertainment, such as the popular farming programme Shamba Shape-up in Kenya and Tanzania can also help rural customers learn and adapt new practices on their farms to improve production and income.

AzuriTV was featured recently on Shamba Shape-Up

Azuri’s pay-as-you-go solar lighting and TV products require customers to make small weekly payments via mobile money to unlock the system’s power. Using this easy payment service, customers are able to access a wide range of modern digital capabilities and services including micro-insurance and media content.

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