| Yuveshen Darmalingum | March 22nd, 2019
South African people will be able to enjoy a new free-to-air terrestrial television service offering five free channels to viewers, comprising of a dedicated 24-hour sports channel.  Kwesé Free TV, which is 20% own by Econet Group (the parent of Liquid Telecom), is the first free-to-air terrestrial broadcaster to be licensed since e.tv received its license 21 years ago.Communications regulator ICASA considered Kwesé Free TV as the successful applicant of the license at a press conference in Pretoria on Monday.Other shareholders in Kwesé Free TV include Royal Bafokeng Metix (part of Royal Bafokeng Holdings), which has a 45% stake, and Moss Mashishi’s Mosong Capital, which has a 35% stake. South Africa’s legal framework prevents Econet, a foreign company, from owning more than 20% of the new entity.Kwesé Free TV launch is subject to the ...

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