Kwesé TV, the African pay TV platform has unveiled new deals that Econet Media has signed with the AMC Networks and Scripps Networks Interactive. This will be followed by a boost in the content line-up of Kwesé programming.
Two channels, entitled Travel Channel and Fine Living, have been added to the pay TV platform with the Scripps deal. Included in the new programme are the recent seasons of ‘Durban Beach Rescue’, ‘Ultimate Braai Master’ and ‘House Hunters Africa’.
The AMC channel version on Kwesé TV will be offering ‘Fear the Walking Dead’, ‘Breaking Bad’, ‘Into the Badlands’ and ‘The Night Manager’.
The new channels are available in Ghana, Zambia and Rwanda and will be made available across the rest of the African continent.
Phillip Luff, the managing director for the U.K. and EMEA at Scripps Networks Interactive, commented: “Africa has become an increasingly important market given its size and the potential for expansion within the pay-TV industry […] Partnering with Kwesé allows us to invite new audiences from across the region to enjoy our world-class programming”.
Joseph Hundah, the president and CEO of Econet Media, said: “Kwesé’s commitment to top-quality premium content drives the way we go about acquiring channels and programming. This partnership allows us to extend our offering with content that is globally trusted and popular”.
On the other hand, Louise Cottrell, Vice President, Affiliate Sales for AMCNI UK, is optimistic: “We are very excited to be partnering with Econet Media and together launching AMC on Kwesé TV. AMC is all about acclaimed original series and carefully selected Hollywood movies, which we look forward to sharing with the Kwesé TV audience”.