Category Archives: Free to Air

Kwesé partners with NTA to bring FIFA to Nigerians

The pan-African broadcast network, Kwesé TV partnered with the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) to deliver the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 to Nigerians audiences for free on the Kwesé Free Sports channel.  As from Sunday 2 July 2017, Kwesé will broadcast the worlds finest soccer stars together with into the homes of Nigerian soccer lovers, as [...]

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 [...]

The SABC asked financial help from the government

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is still in a turmoil after the layoff of Hlaudi Motsoeneng. The public broadcaster has recorded loss of US$ 85 million (R1.1 billion) and is seeking financial help from the government. The cause of this financial problem has been imputed to two key characters: the acting chief executive James [...]

SABC executive Hlaudi Motsoeneng fired after disciplinary hearing

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) executive Hlaudi Motsoeneng has been fired from the company. Under many controversies over the years, a disciplinary commission has been formed to investigate the public broadcaster and more particularly Motsoeneng activities.   The executive has been criticized for giving himself a salary increase from US$220 000 (R2.8 million) to [...]

SABC cancelled TNA Business Breakfast show

SABC announced the shutdown of the famous morning emission program TNA Business Breakfast show. This decision was taken despite the 11 months notice that was written in the contract.   It has been told that since the coming of Hlaudi Motsoeneng followed by the increasing number of The New Age show, the cost for SABC [...]

Kwesé Free Sports and Namibian Broadcasting Corporation inked new deal

Econet Media owned Kwesé Free Sporst and the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) just announced a new deal has been signed. The contract was three-year broadcast-sharing contract. Ben Amadasun, the CEO of Kwesé Free Sports declared We pride ourselves on offering world-class sporting action live and in some cases exclusively on our platform, making premium games [...]

Kwesé to enter bidding competition for CHAN broadcasts rights

Kwesé Free Sports, the FTA TV channel declared their will to be the exclusive broadcaster of the 2018 Total African Nations Championship held in Kenya.  By doing so the Econet owned TV channel will compete with SuperSport the South African based channel group owned by Naspers. Up until now this tournament has been the private [...]

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 [...]

Manoto TV completes the switch to Eutelsat satellites

Manoto TV, the well-known Persian-language channel, has completed its switch in SD and HD versions to the Eutelsat 7B satellite operated by Eutelsat Communications. Now the channel is exclusive from Eutelsats HOTBIRD satellites and EUTELSAT 7B in Europe, Middle East and Iran. Manoto TV is a free-to-air (FTA) channel, headquartered in London and owned by [...]