Kwesé TV shuts down as Econet blames Zimbabwe economic crisis

Econet Media’s pan-African satellite TV service Kwesé TV is shutting down today, with parent company Econet Wireless blaming economic conditions in its home territory of Zimbabwe and the difficulty in securing foreign currency to pay suppliers. Zimbabwe ceased to recognise the US dollar and South African rand, as well as other foreign currencies, as legal […]

Kwesé TV to offer push catch-up services with Quadrille

African telecom and pay TV provider Econet Media has tapped software and service provider Quadrille to provide technology to support a push on-demand catch-up TV service for Kwesé TV, its pay TV offering. Quadrille will supply its file transfer QuadriFast platform to Kwesé TV, enabling the latter to deliver a catch-up service that can be […]

Econet launches free-to-air sports channel in Kenya

Kenya-based Econet Media has launched a free-to-air sports channels that will offer coverage of English Premier League football as well as NBA basketball, Extreme Fighting Championship combat sports and NFL American football. The channel, Kwesé Free Sports, will be available on digital-terrestrial TV and on satellite in Kenya via free-to-air set-top boxes. The channel has […]