US$5 for 100 channels, will AzamTV dethrone DStv in Zimbabwe?

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AzamTV has launched in Zimbabwe and is coming in with some really interesting deals. Chief among them is the basement bargain of US$5 for 100 channels which is cheaper than DSTv’s lowest package (Lite) which goes for US$8.00 for 25 plus channels.

Here are all of the packages and the channels on offer

Package Price (US$)Channels
Azam Pure 5.00Africa Swahili, Tv Islam, Great Dominion, Rainbow TV, Foodies, Al Huda, CGTN. CBeebies, Kix, W-Sport, Trace Mziki, Inooro TV, Switch Tv, KAMEME TV, TOP TV, Universal TV, Mibawa TV, Tanzania Safari, Upendo TV, UTV, Wafasi TV, Channel 44, Dizzim TV, KTN News, Azam Sports 2, Spark TV, Africa News, TV-E, Salt TV AMC Series, ROMANZA, Zodiak TV. KASS TV, BBS TV MAC Plus Power, RAI Italia, Malawi National TV, KBC, Capital TV, Star TV, Azam Two, Azam Sports HD, Azam One, KTN, K24, NTV Uganda, Bukedde TV 1, Bukedde TV 2, Rwanda TV, TV West, NBS TV, Urban TV, UBC, Citizen TV, EATV, NTV Kenya, ZBC 2, African Movies Channel, MBC 2, Liverpool TV, Al Jazeera English, France 24 English, Fix & Foxi Aljazeera News Arabic, Colors, Star Gold International, Nickelodeon, BBC World News, ITV, Clouds TV, ZBC, Chanel 10, TBC1, Sinema Zetu
Azam Plus10.00Azam Pure plus NINA TV, Star Bharat, AsiaNet Middle East, MTV Base, MBC Action, MBC 2, MBC 3, Discovery Investigation, NHK World, MBC Drama, Star Vijay, Puthiya Thalamuria, Mazhavil Manorama, ETV Teluga MAA TV, MBC Bollywood, MTV India, Star Plus, Sony Max
Azam Play15.00Azam Pure + Azam Play andStudio One, Sony SAB, Zoom, Kalainger TV, Tollywood TV, Fine Living, MSC Internations, National Geographic, ETV Africa, WBS, MBC Power Plus

Dizzying line up for the price

I am not going to lie to you and say I recognise even a quarter of the names on that list but in terms of sheer volume, this is a lot for a max package of US$15.00. The variety of channels is probably because AzamTV operates in multiple African countries and they picked up a few national broadcasters here and there from those countries.

But if you lived through the era where BTV was a major staple in most Zimbabwean homes then AzamTV is much the same but a broader adventure.

You’ll need a decoder

If you want to check out AzamTV in Zimbabwe then you’ll need to buy a decoder, which goes for ZWL$5,950.00. Those without a satellite dish can buy the whole package for ZWL$9,500.

Existing customers can also access all their channels over the internet through the AzamTV MAX App that you can find on the Google Play Store (Link here).

Azam Media Zimbabwe (Private) Limited Number 4 George Drive, Msasa P.O BOX 4350, Harare, Zimbabwe. Tel +263 86 8800 7777, email

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  1. Farai Zizhou

    But this article does not tell me where I can get the AZAM decorder nor where I can pay the subscription. Please provide fuller information..

  2. Scorched earth

    Only four channels are worth watching…. that’s me

    1. Bhule

      I thought thr address below is the place of purchase

  3. Chikari

    Kana pasina bhora hapana dhiri

    1. tjaymac

      Vamwe bhora rinototibhohwa big time

      1. Vickela

        Saka onai henyu vana Kameme TV

  4. NoName

    No offense but there’s no way anyone is paying for this vachisiya openview remahara

    1. Real_wex

      I will definitely give it a try haa as for me Open view is crap

    2. Lucky

      That’s true

  5. Vengai titos

    Where can I purchase this decoder

  6. Anonymous

    Just checked their website and these are not all their channels!

  7. Anonymous

    Talking of quality content I doubt that AzamTv can surpus Dstv the price goes on to say for its self

  8. Bvongie Chibvongedze

    The funny thing is that Azam uses the same satellute as Kwese TV used. So you have to turn you dish the Eutesale 7a/7b. But if Gvt was serious about digitalisation i think it should have used a Zimbabwean company. They let Kwese TV go out of business and yet they want foregn companies to milk Zimbabweans. As for me i no longer buying another decoder, right now i have dstv,kwese,ovhd,wiztech,starsat and now enters azam with few watchable channels.

    1. George

      You nailed it. How will the economy grow if we’re overly looking outside. We should support local businesses. South African brands (not that Azam is from SA) are dominating because they get support at home, allowing them to grow big enough. Let’s promote a culture of buying local. Certain categories of external investors don’t add real value.

      1. Sagitarr

        I don’t know if you missed a recent news article that mentioned that more formal companies are increasingly moving towards being informal, that says a lot to explain why there is helter-skelter in (local) Zim businesses presently. Remember some folks buy stuff based on top quality regardless of source. Local products need to match or exceed imported products simple.

  9. Ken por

    Dstv got to reduce there package prices and make extra view free ?
    Dstv Customers should be able to create they on packages (addons) etc

  10. Blessed

    Lack of Christian TV like FaithTV , TBN Africa a big turn off otherwise I was gonna switch.

  11. Blessing

    How many channels are broadcasted in HD, coz that could also explain the lower charges. I wouldn’t waste my time watching a show on 320p resolution.

  12. me

    lol “But if you lived through the era where BTV was a major staple in most Zimbabwean homes”

  13. Walle

    Haaa bt there is poor quality of pictures like kwese it’s a crap

  14. Imi Vanhu Musadaro

    If government didn’t have a vested interest in Dstv, through MultiChoice, it would be struggling locally. Different enforcement of obligations allow it to thrive against competitors like Kwese and Azam.

    But, one day Dstv is going to be the Blackberry of subscription entertainment.

  15. Taflo

    I gonna give it a try definitely.

    1. Gurundoro

      If you try it don’t buy their dish set. Its too heavy.

  16. Anonymous

    Hmm $5 yacho kutonotenga skunk is far much better than kuona minana yemachannels listed

    1. .x

      😂 😂 toita zve skunk ere

  17. Anonymous

    no PL Channel, stupid!!!!!

  18. Sagitarr

    I think pitching the narrative that “USD5 gets you 100 channels” is not enough to bring out much motivation in me. There are so many junk channels in every respect – biased news coverage, very poor picture quality, very poor audio (too loud/soft or distorted) and absolutely junk content which appears like poorly-made home-produced videos. Some channels will take you back to 1927 or thereabouts. There are some discerning viewers out there, and I’m one of them.

    1. Vakuru

      You cant waste a 500 dollar 4k tv on a 480p decoder chero kukanzi kuda 5dollars unofirei maziso trying to make sense of crappy pictures.

  19. Gurundoro

    I think people are just not explaining AzamTV properly.
    I have realised that, Azam is in about 5 or 6 countries, and you get all the TV stations in those countries, Tanzania, Malawi, Rwanda Kenya Uganda, and now Zimbabwe, although you will not understand a lot of the languages. There is hardly any sports, but all the major news channels are there for US$5, plus a fair share of documentaries and movies, much better than the lowest DSTV

  20. Bhule

    Where will be the Dish facing? DSTV side or Kwese side?

    I might try it if it is facing the DSTV side. Kwete kuKwese. Ndikuda kuzama plug and play kwete Kwese.

    Ndatopedza nemashoko angu

    1. Anonymous

      Eutelsat 7 at 7 east. What you call Kwese direction

  21. Kayslay

    No EPL big turn off would have been a better package alternative if more sport was added thats where DSTV will bury them

  22. Anonymous

    AzamTV does not even need to compete with DSTV. An article on this Techzim website in March 2020 reported that ‘DStv Loses Nearly 100k Subscribers In Zim, Economic Woes & Electricity Crisis To Blame’. This reported that DSTV lost 90,000 subscribers in 2020, and also pointed to a Chronicle article which mentioned large subscriber losses in 2019. So, without even touching the current DSTV subscribers, Azam can potentially get a significant share of subscribers. Just check the number of enquiries on the AzamTV facebook page

  23. Two Boy

    We are not new to pay TV companies in Zimbabwe. MyTv and Kwese TV are a case in point. And they were others before them. ZBC never paid any attention. This is unlike AzamTV.

    Why did ZBC TV decides to work with this pay TV? We have no answers. I like some of channels though particularly Kenyan news media and of course African movies.

    1. Sagitarr

      IMHO Zanu TV wants to export their one-sided reporting (where even the right of reply is denied) to the rest of Africa. Just like their chaotic land nonsense.

  24. Sam

    Hello ! They have removed football channels, why ? Azam in Tanzania Broadcast Epl….!!!!!

  25. Anonymous

    Why support Azam from Tanzania instead of Kwese which was Zim. We need to grow our industry. how much is dstv making and how much will Azam, make millions of dollars.

    1. Montrose

      I think we need more sport and documentaries remove the Swahili stuff which no one understands in Zim and add what is compatible with us.

  26. Welly

    How do you pan for the tv

  27. Mboe

    Where are you l want DStv am in Zimbabwe Bulawayo

  28. Anonymous

    Exactly. No sports especially soccer ngazvigare

  29. Vho Musk

    If you want something free and better than openview. look at nigcomsat 1r 42E

  30. belz🌹

    do you have a branch at Westgate Harare

  31. Anonymous

    Are your channels in HD? And if so please highlight which ones are in HD

  32. Omo

    Hello good morning Azam tv
    Am in Nigeria, how can I get Azam tv sports in Nigeria.

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