Richard Bell

Wananchi secures $130m in financing round

African pay TV and broadband operator Wananchi Group has closed a US$130 million round of funding to fund “growth and expansion in east and southern Africa”. The investment was co-led by existing Wananchi shareholders, including major cable firms Liberty Global and Altice, African private equity firm Emerging Capital Partners, Mauritius-based ATMT and new African investor […]

Wananchi Group hires former Ono boss as CEO

Wananchi Group, the owner of East African pay TV operator Zuku TV, has appointed former ONO CEO Richard Alden as its new chief exec, replacing current boss Richard Bell. Alden, who has worked as chief operating officer at Wananchi since the start of the year, takes the top job as Bell moves into a new […]

DISCOP launches African-Eurasian initiative

TV markets organisation DISCOP is launching a new initiative designed to bring African, Asia and European producers closer together. Producers attending the DISCOP Africa and DISCOP Istanbul events will be invited to take part in pitching, matchmaking and training events aimed at fostering relations between international producers. Guest speakers will include Wananchi Group CEO Richard […]