Kwesé TV now in Botswana


The pan-African pay TV network has launched its satellite broadcasting service to deliver full suite entertainment and sports content to Botswana households. The launch brings Botswana premium access to entertainment, international and African series and award-winning children’s entertainment channels as well as news in real time and content to enjoy by the whole family.

Kwese Free Sport was first introduced to viewers in Botswana in March this year, now the broadcaster is now extending its presence in the country by bringing the complete Kwese TV experience to the audience. Commenting on the launch, General Manager at Kwesé TV Goabaone Kgosana said, “Batswana have been hungry for an alternative and we believe we have the answer with our programming bouquet which speaks to every viewing appetite and budget.” Kgosana added, “As a business premised on making premium content accessible, we have also made our service available at varying price points by pioneering ‘pay-as-you-watch’ subscription packages which enable consumers to purchase seven and three-day passes, at 88 BWP and 50 BWP respectively.”

The broadcaster will bring in news content from CNN International, Sky News, Africa News, and Al Jazeera to name a few. Also to broadcast is an impressive collection of wholesome children’s entertainment content which includes the exclusive Toonami channel from Turner, popular animation series and movies from NBCUniversal International Network’s DreamWorks, award-winning pre-school channel CBeebies along with an additional five kids’ channels. These exciting channels will broadcast alongside an extensive list of well-known and first to market channels and Kwesé’s eight owned channels.

Subscribers will also benefit from the infrastructural strength of Econet Media sister companies, Liquid Telecom and Econet Wireless. Their expertise and capacity in the areas of telecommunication services, broadband, satellite and fibre optic networks will be used to establish Kwesé products.