Tag Archives: Econet Media

Kwesé Iflix allies with 9Mobile to launch the premier digital entertainment platform in Nigeria

Kwesé iflix, the Joint Venture of Econet Media, Africas pan-regional media company and broadcast network has announced the launch of its premier digital entertainment platform in Nigeria with Telecom Company, 9mobile. Commenting on the launch of the service, Kwesé iflix CEO, Mayur Patel, declared, A marriage between Africas leading media providers, Kwesé and iflix, the [...]

Kwesé TV launches two mobile apps in Zimbabwe

Econet Media, parent company of Kwesé TV, launched two applications to reinforce its presence on the broadcast space before the World Cup. The pay-TV operator unveiled Kwesé Play TV and Kwesé iFlix. According to Econet, both apps will allow Kwesé TV’s subscribers to enjoy a wide range of TV programs, whether on the road or [...]

Kwesé TV partners with MTN Ghana

Kwesé TV (Econet Media) has made a strategic partnership agreement with MTN Ghana to enable customers to watch TV on their phones. Kwesé TV which is a pay-as-you-watch satellite TV service offering over 50 channels of world-class entertainment and due to this partnership customers will be able to watch TV on the Go. In a [...]

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 [...]