Tag Archives: Econet Media

Kwesé to broadcast UEFA and FIFA leagues

Kwesé Sports, the Pan-African sports TV company owned by Strive Masiyiwa signed broadcast rights for live and delayed matches, programme highlights, on-demand programming and localised review programmes on its free to air and pay-tv offer. The TV network has signed a four-year deal with the UEFA and FIFA to have broadcasting rights for the associations [...]

Kwesé Free Sport launches FTA premium channel in Rwanda

Econet media launches 24 hours, Free-to-Air (FTA) sport channel in Rwanda with Kwesé sport. The channel will be available in many countries such as Congo DRC, Benin, Togo, Uganda, Ghana, Angola and Tanzania and many more. Five more countries are to receive the Kwesé premium content this year. Kwesé Free Sports channel is the first [...]

Kwesé TV acquired Turner content via Econet Media

Econet Media the telecommunications group owned by Econet Wireless struck a multi-territory broadcast deal with American giant Turner for most of its kids and news channels.   This partnership will be put to good use on Kwese TV to deliver a premium family friendly bouquet with Turner content such as Cartoon network or the CNN [...]

Econet Media bags programming deal with FremantleMedia International

Econet Media, the entertainment services subsidiary of Econet Wireless, strikes the deal with FremantleMedia International (FMI), for its pay-TV network, Kwesé TV. More than 300 hours of programming from the FMI catalog will be accessible to Kwesé customers. Several titles like The Lie Detective, Jo Frost: Nanny on Tour, Project Runway: Fashion Startup, season one [...]

Kwesé partners MTN Ghana for video content streaming

Econet Medias Kwesé TV has entered into a partnership with MTN Ghana for the delivery of video content to the latters mobile customers. Kwesé will make use of MTNs 4G LTE network to provide premium entertainment and sports content without interruption, on their mobile devices. Subscribers of the mobile service will be able to stream [...]

Kwesé TV makes way for ESPN channel

Econet Medias Kwesé Sports has made way for the famous sports channel, ESPN, after striking a groundbreaking deal with the company last year. This partnership denotes the comeback of ESPN in the African continent. This launch will result in the coverage of live sports and original programming including sports news, highlights and updates. Featuring as [...]

Kwesé TV to introduce Kwesé Inc and SHiFT Africa

Viewers will soon have a new channel added to their Kwesé collection of channels. Kwesé TV is introducing Kwesé Inc, a new channel dedicated to programming targeting entrepreneurs across the African continent. The channel will be showcasing success stories and case studies from across the world. A strong factual line-up will be offered, playing a [...]

Kwesé TV unveils new content with AMC and Scripps deals

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 [...]

Kwesé TV launched in Ghana with 45 channels

Kwesé TV which offers Pay TV, Play, free to air TV (Kwesé Free Sports) and digital was launched in Ghana with 45 channels. Currently, Kwese TV has presence in 20 countries on the African continent and is planning to further expand its service. At the launch event, Joseph Hundah, CEO of Econet Media Group stated [...]

Econet Media goes for the purchase of Ugandas WBS TV

Econet Media, has been granted the rights for the purchase of Wava Broadcasting Station (WBS TV) by the Uganda Communications Commission and the Uganda Broadcasting Council. The WBS was owned by Gordon Wavamunno, the Ugandan entrepreneur. The company was actually placed under receivership by Uganda Revenue Authority due to the challenges it was facing. It [...]