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 […]

ESPN makes Africa push in deal with Kwesé

ESPN has signed an exclusive deal with African sports broadcaster Kwesé to launch the ESPN channel in 19 countries across the continent. Under the deal, which comes into effect in early 2017, thousands of hours of ESPN content will be licensed to telco Econet Media-owned Kwesé, including live sports and original programming. This will be […]