Tag Archives: Econet

Kwesé Free TV gets terrestrial license in SA

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 [...]

Zimbabwe’s Econet suspends internet services on government order

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, the country’s largest mobile operator, its internet services had been cut off following an order from the government amid deadly protests in the country. “We are obliged to act when directed to do so and the matter is beyond our control,” Econet said in a text message to customers, adding that all [...]

Kwesé Iflix to kick-off NBA Africa 2018

Africa’s digital pay TV platform Kwesé Iflix has acquired rights to the NBA Africa Game 2018, the US pro basketball league NBAs third game to be played in Africa. The platform, a partnership between African media group Econet Media and Asian SVOD provider Iflix, will broadcast the game live from the Sun Arena at Time [...]

Vice Media and Econet announced a venture for services in Sub-Saharan Africa

Vice Media and Econet, the African telecom and Pay-TV operator, announced a new joint venture, Kwesé Vice, to launch Vice into Sub-Saharan Africa. This announcement came after the launch of Viceland on Econets Kwesé multi-platform network. Viceland will now be extending that launch into South Africa via  Kwesé as part of its ongoing rollout across [...]

Econet brings content from GRB Entertainment in Africa

Econet has acquired new content from GRB Entertainment, the programme producer based in the United States. The latter will allow Econet to access docuseries and comedy shows from GRB Entertainment, and will thus be available in Africa. Two seasons of the comedy For Better or Worse, scripted by Tyler Perry will be accessible to Econet [...]

Econet Media acquire MTG’s assets in Africa

The sale of Modern Times Groups (MTG) the free-to-air terrestrial channel, Viasat 1 and Modern African Productions (MAP), to Econet Media Group, has been concluded. All the assets of MTG has been acquired by Econet Media in Ghana, alongside MAPs operations in both Ghana and Nigeria. With this acquisition, the FTA channel of MTG, Viasat [...]

Kwesé to launch Kwesé Sports 1 in Africa

A new premium sports channel has been added to the sports portfolio of the Econet Media. Named Kwesé Sports 1 (KS1), the sports channel will be available on Kwesé and can be viewed on the Kwesé app. More than 90 live sports events will be offered during the launching month. Joseph Hundah, the Group Chief [...]

Canal+ and Kwesé seal the deal for the acquisition of NBA rights

The French premium cable television channel, Canal+, has sealed the deal with Econets Kwesé for the acquisition of the NBA rights. Subscribers from the Francophone Africa, Madagascar and Mauritius, will be having access to the next three seasons on channel Canal+ Sport 3. The channel will be available in Africa and Madagascar on the Canal+ [...]

Econet’s Kwese Sports sealed the deal with ESL

The premium content platform of Econet, Kwese Sports, has signed the deal with ESL, the eSports company. The pact will last for five years. ESL content and events across Africa will be distributed and hosted by Kwese Sports who has acquired the rights. Africa will now bring continental esports championship to Africa. Live events will [...]

Econet’s Kwese TV now in Zimbabwe

The pay-TV service of Econet Wireless, Kwese TV, is now in Zimbabwe. Earlier planned to be introduced as an internet TV solution, the official launch never took place. Instead, Kwese TV moved to traditional TV where it was introduced to the free-to-air sports TV channel, named Kwese Free Sports which is available in Kenya and [...]