Kwesé TV

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 taps Alpha Networks for OTT TV launches

Econet Media-owned African free and pay TV provider Kwesé has tapped Alpha Networks for the delivery of its new OTT TV services, Kwesé Play and Kwesé TV. According to Alpha Networks, which is supplying its Tucano back-end platform for the new services, Kwesé Play is the first Roku video service launched by any operator in […]

AzamTV lining up for Zimbabwe launch

Pay TV service AzamTV is to expand beyond its East African home territory with a launch in Zimbabwe, according to local press reports. Azam Media parent Bakhresa Group’s general manager was cited as saying the had been in discussion with the Zimbabwean officials and the local regulator to secure relevant permissions for the project. AzamTV […]

Kwesé TV launches in Nigeria

Econet Media-owned African pay TV service, Kwesé TV, has officially launched in Nigeria. Kwesé held a press launch in Lagos last week to announce the service and unveiled a number of pricing options for customers. “Choose whatever payment plan suits you from our three, seven or 30 days flexible payment plan with access to over […]

Kwesé TV adds free bouquet to offering

Econet Media-owned African pay TV outfit Kwesé has added a new bouquet of free-to-air channels to its offering. According to the company, the Kwesé Free bouquest will feature at least five channels that aare usually only available to pay TV users. These include the Kwese Free Sports Channel which offers live sports games from the […]

Kwesé secures exclusive IAAF athletics in ESPN deal

New African DTH pay TV service Kwesé TV has secured the rights to air top international athletics competitions after parent Econet Media struck a deal with ESPN’s media distribution unit. The agreement with ESPN, which represents the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), will make Kwesé TV the exclusive broadcaster of IAAF events and content […]

Kwesé TV now available in Zimbabwe

Econet Media’s Kwesé TV has launched in Zimbabwe through a partnership with local player Dr Dish, obviating the need to acquire a separate licence of its own, according to local press reports. According to various local reports, Dr Dish, which holds a licence from the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe dating from 2012 that is valid […]

Iflix teams up with Econet’s Kwesé for African SVOD launch

Emerging markets subscription video-on-demand operator Iflix has teamed up with Econet Media-owned African pay TV outfit Kwesé to bring a new Iflix Africa streaming service to markets in sub-Saharan Africa. According to Iflix, the partnership will focus on targeting the growing base of smartphone users in Africa along with growing consumer demand for premium quality […]

Toonami headed for African pay TV

Turner is launching superhero-focused kids channel Toonami on African pay TV platform Kwesé TV. As of June 1, the network will launch in Kwesé’s English-language markets outside South Africa. The network focuses on superhero cartoons, featuring popular DC Universe characters such as Batman, Superman, The Green Lantern, plus the Ben 10 and Thundercats franchises. Toonami’s […]

StarTimes set to launch Zimbabwean service

Chinese-backed pan-African pay TV provider StarTimes is set to launch in Zimbabwe under the StarSat brand, according to local reports. StarTimes country manager Brenda Matshazi told local news service TechZim that the pay TV outfit had secured a DTH licence and was in the process of setting up operations. According to the report, StarSat decoders […]