Kwese Iflix

Iflix exits Africa to focus on core Asian markets

Iflix has sold the remaining stake in its African business, Kwesé Iflix, to local partner and the parent company of Kwesé, Econet Global Limited. Iflix said the move would allow it to focus its resources and double down on its core Asian markets. The news comes after African pay TV provider Kwesé TV announced in November […]

Kwesé Iflix unveils plans for original content investment

African OTT TV joint-venture Kwesé Iflix is to invest in a slate of localised original content as it seeks to drive uptake of its service across sub-Saharan Africa. The JV between Econet Media and Asian SVOD player Iflix is to invest in local scripted drama, documentaries and pan-regional news content. The first original series, 13-part […]

Kwesé TV to abandon satellite pay TV, focus on streaming

African pay TV provider Kwesé TV is to abandon satellite-delivered pay TV and concentrate on its streaming activities. Kwesé said that it had seen a “noticeable shift” in consumer viewing habits driven by mobile video consumption and that it would focus on premium streaming offerings Kwesé Iflix and Kwesé Play and a stripped down free-to-view […]

Kwesé Iflix secures iconic NBA Africa Game

African digital pay TV platform Kwesé Iflix has secured rights to the NBA Africa Game 2018, the US NBA’s third game to be played in Africa. The platform, a joint-venture between African media group Econet Media and Asian SVOD provider Iflix, will air the game live from the Sun Arena at Time Square in Pretoria […]

Kwesé Iflix launches in Zimbabwe

Kwesé Iflix, the joint venture between Kwesé owner Econet Media and emerging market SVOD service Iflix, has launched a new mobile app in Zimbabwe. The Kwesé Iflix app will be available to Econet Wireless mobile subscribers and will offer live linear content – including coverage of all 64 FIFA 2018 World Cup games – alongside […]