Tag Archives: Econet Media

TAC Studios bags sales deals with Viasat World and Econet Media

The L.A based company, TAC Studios two international content licensing deals with Viasat World and Econet Medias Kwesé TV, in a move to expand the global reach of the Africa Channels year-old production arm.  The terms of the deal stipulate that Viasat bagged the acquisition rights of Africa on a Plate, an original TAC Studios [...]

Kwesé launched free premium bouquet in Botswana

After launching its pay TV services in Gaborone recently, the Pan-African broadcaster, Kwesé has added supplementary bouquet to its offering  known as Kwesé Free bouquet. Shadi Linchwe,  marketing and public relations manager said in an interview with Showbiz, The bouquet would feature at least five channels available to its pay subscription customers. Free Sports Channel [...]

Econet chose Mediaproxy for Kwesé TV

Econet went for a unified broadcast compliance, monitoring and analysis system from Mediaproxy to use for Kwesé TV. By using the Mediaproxy software, Kwesé TV could ensure delivery of its pay-TV service to its consumers in Ghana, Rwanda, Zambia and Kenya. Mediaproxys LogServer, TSAnalyzer and Monwall infrastructure has been deployed at Econets headquarters in Johannesburg, [...]

Econet Media seeking licence for Kwesé TV to operate in Swaziland

The Zimbabwean businessman, is seeking a licence for Kwesé TV to operate in Swaziland. Kwesé TV is available in African countries, including Botswana, Ghana, Lesotho, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Nigeria and South Africa. Recently through its website, the TV network announced its upcoming markets which are Malawi, Uganda and Swaziland. Masiyiwa filed an application through the [...]

Kwesé TV to offer five channels for free

The founder of Econet Media and Kwesé TV, Strive Masiyiwa, announced that the company will be offering five free channels without subscription. The free channels are Kwesé FREE Sport (KFS), Kwesé FREE Entertainment (KFE), African News, Local FREE-To-Air channels and Flow TV. Only the decoder needs to be bought and installed and viewers will be [...]

Econet Media group to deploy more Content Delivery Networks in Africa

A subsidiary of Econet Group, Econet Media, is seeking to deliver more Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) in Africa to bring global streaming channels like Netflix, to its networm.  Kwese Play, owned by Strive Masiwiya, throughis subsidiary, Liquid Telecoms, has deployed CDNs successfully across Sub-Saharan Africa. Liquid telecom has been evolving rapidly over the past years [...]

Econet Media partners with Netflix and Roku

Econet Medias Kwese TV announced the launch of a long-term partnership with Netflix or the sub-Saharan Africa region. This move leverages Kweses pan-Africa reach to facilitate consumers to enjoy Netflix. Part of the partnership involves Kwese to partner with telecom operators across Sub-Sahran Africa to distribute Kwese TV and Netflix.  Netflix members in Africa will [...]

Iflix joins Kwesé for SVOD launch in sub- Saharan Africa

Iflix Africa and Econet media team up to bring subscription video on demand (SVOD) services to sub-Saharan Africa. Iflix is the worlds leading Internet TV service for emerging markets and Econet Medias company Kwesé announced they have partnered to bring an unchallenged streaming entertainment service to sub-Saharan Africa. This partnership is seen to leverage off [...]

DStv, SABC and Econet Media bagged Olympic games broadcasting rights

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded broadcast rights in Africa for the Olympic Games covering two editions of the summer Olympics Tokyo 2020 and the 2024 Games staged either in Los Angeles or Paris. Februarys Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang and the following edition in Beijing 2022 are also included.  DSTv SuperSport, 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 [...]