Kwesé TV kicks off in Zambia

Econet Media’s pay TV service Kwesé TV has continued its expansion programme with the official launch of the service in Zambia. The launch at Lusaka’s Polo Club at the end of last week marked the launch of Kwesé’s satellite offering in the country and the Zambian debut of the Kwesé Free Sports channel, Kwesé’s free-to-air […]

Kwesé picks up Diddy’s Revolt TV in exclusive deal

Kwesé TV has become the exclusive African home to Revolt TV – the US multi-platform TV network owned by US rapper, producer and businessman Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs. The Kwesé deal marks Revolt TV’s first international distribution partnership. The channel is available on Kwesé TV channel 605 and will broadcast breaking music news, artist interviews, exclusive […]

Kwesé TV starts African DTH service rollout

Kwesé TV, a new satellite-delivered pay TV service for Africa, has launched in Ghana, Rwanda and Zambia, marking the first stage of a phased rollout across the continent. Viewers in these countries can access the service via Kwesé’s satellite and set-top-box, with customers able to access the Econet Media-owned operator’s full ‘slim bouquet’ of around […]

StarTimes ups Eutelsat capacity, plans African expansion

StarTimes has struck new multi-year deals with Eutelsat that will allow it to accelerate the rollout of digital TV services across Africa. The firm said that, in anticipation of the continued expansion of Africa’s TV market, it has secured extra capacity and plans to “scale up further by the end of the year”. StarTimes has […]

FilmBox expands in African with OVYtv

SPI International/Filmbox has agreed with African operator OVY Network to extend their channel distribution agreement, extending its reach in a number of sub-Saharan African countries. The deal will see eight channels from the SPI International/FilmBox portfolio initially set for Botswana be made available through OVYtv in Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, […]

Zambia’s Muvi TV moves into expansion phase

Zambian pay TV operator Muvi TV has doubled the digital channel line-up it broadcasts via Eutelsat’s 7B satellite after signing a new capacity agreement with Germany-based playout provider Stellar.  Muvi TV has upped its offering from the six channels launched last year to 12, including popular Nigerian services, new Muvi-branded services, news channels and sports […]