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Intro


Akili Networkis the first commercial digital content network distributing educational entertainment to 18 million children in Kenya via televisions, mobile devices, tablets and computers

 

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Intro


Akili Networkis the first commercial digital content network distributing educational entertainment to 18 million children in Kenya via televisions, mobile devices, tablets and computers

 

See our story...

 

 

 

 

Change is the end result of all true learning.
— Leo Buscaglia
 

There are 18 million children under 14 in Kenya. There is virtually no free children's content, no Sesame Street, no early sight word or letter recognition, no phonics. There are no shows that project a future that these children might own, where they might recognize success. 

That is why we have started Akili Network.

Yes, to develop reading and counting skills.

Yes, to model positive behaviors for families and communities.

But most importantly to build knowledge and inspire imagination.

Akili Network brings knowledge and imagination to the children of Kenya.

 
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Access Everywhere for Everyone


Akili Network is using advanced digital broadcast technology to provide all Kenyan children free access to educational content no matter what device is available - via DVB-T2, through the Internet, and over mobile networks to TVs, smartphones, tablets, and computers.

Access Everywhere for Everyone


Akili Network is using advanced digital broadcast technology to provide all Kenyan children free access to educational content no matter what device is available - via DVB-T2, through the Internet, and over mobile networks to TVs, smartphones, tablets, and computers.

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Programming


 

 

Programming


 

 

Akili Network is the Kenyan home to some of the most trusted and positively impactful names in children's programming including educational shows like Yo Gabba Gabba!Peep and the Big Wide World, Waybuloo, Monster Math Squad, Dinosaur Train, The Backyardigans, all equalling thousands of hours of thoughtful imagination and measurable learning.

In addition to this amazing licensed content, Akili Network will be developing a significant number of original local programs for children and families in Kenya, with Kenyan talent and producers, including Wewe ni Rafiki, Supa Gee, StoryTime, Inside Jobs, and more.
 

Akili Network's content strategy is designed to reach all ages of kids from 2 to 14, with our carefully curated daily schedules reaching each audience segment throughout the day when they are most likely to view, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

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Team


Akili Network's management team has many years of children's programming, product development, and content distribution experience. Our roots are in Kenya and we know the market well. 

Team


Akili Network's management team has many years of children's programming, product development, and content distribution experience. Our roots are in Kenya and we know the market well. 

Akili Network has a world class team in both New York and Nairobi.

Left to right, from the top: Rafique Keshavjee, Educational Advisor, Kenya; Gerry Gitonga, GENERAL Counsel, Kenya; Dea Connick Perez, Head of PROGRAMMING, USA; Priten Patel, STRATEGIC Business Advisor, Kenya; Jeff Schon, CEO and Co-Founder, USA and Kenya; Jesse Soleil, President and Co-Founder, USA and KENYA; KABURO KOBIA, ICT AND LOCAL DIGITAL CONTENT ADVISOR, NAIROBI, KENYA; MATT FINICK, CONSULTING CFO.

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News


News


NAIROBI, Kenya - 13 Aug 2015 

Jeff Schon, President and Co-Founder of Akili Network Inc. accepts the formal digital free-to-air commercial broadcast license from Director General Francis Wangusi of the Communications Authority of Kenya. 

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For more information, contact Jeff Schon, CEO and Founder, jeff.schon@akilinetwork.com

 

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For more information, contact Jeff Schon, CEO and Founder, jeff.schon@akilinetwork.com