Azam TV is a private digital satellite service provider based in Dar es Salaam and owned by Azam Media Limited, a subsidiary company of Bakhresa Group of Companies. Founded in 2013, Azam TV has raised to become one of the TV stations with big audience reach. It is rated the third viewed station nationwide with XX.XXX% of audience share basing on Q2 2018 GeoPoll survey.
It has a variety of programs including movies, reality shows, family entertainment serials, educational programs, sports and news and current affairs. The station boasts three channels which cater for the needs all types of audience, making it one of the most favorite viewed TV station among all sections of the society.
The channels are: Azam One, which features programs such as African movies, football marches and kids entertainment; Azam Two, an international entertainment channel where viewers get drama, documentaries, music, soaps and films, and Sinema Zetu which offers variety of Bongo movies.
Azam Media Limited is managed by Yusuf Said Salim Bakhresa, one of four sons to the founder of Bakhresa Group. According to the Tanzanian Communication Regulation Authority, Yusuf Said is also shareholder of Azam Media Limited, just like his brothers Abubakar Said Salim Bakhresa, Omar Said Salim Bakhresa and Mohammed Salim Bakhresa. They each hold 5% of the shares while Said Salim Bakhresa & Co. Ltd – again a subsidiary of Bakhresha Group of Companies – holds the majority shares of 80%.
Azam Media is registered in Business Registrations and Licensing Agency (BRELA) (No. 95870) and the company file was available. It listed the above mentioned shareholder. It further stated a mortgage dated on 12nd June, 2013 in favour of Standard Chartered Bank Tanzania Limited to secure USD 8,000,000. The annual return is filed up to 2017.
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Azam Media Limited
Azam Two is operated by Azam Media Limited which belongs to the family-owned Bakhresa Group.
Said Salim Awadh Bakhresa - is a successful businessman with over 30 years’ experience of managing a group of complex businesses. He is the founder and chairperson of Bakhresa Group of Companies.
Yusuf Said Salim Bakhresa - is the Managing Director of Azam Media Limited and is a director in the Group Companies. He is actively involved in the day to day operations of Bakhresa food products Ltd. He is Said Salim's son.
Tido Mhando - is Deputy Managing Director. He worked with the BBC Swahili Service in the early 2000s before joining TBC as the top boss. Prior to joining the BBC, he worked with the Voice of Kenya (VoK) based in Nairobi and Radio Tanzania Dar es Salaam (R
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Audience share based on Geopoll’s Radio & TV Ratings Tanzania (April – June 2018) report.