Kwesé TV, Africa’s newest satellite network has started its Pay-TV satellite service, beaming Kwesé’s full suite of entertainment and sports programming to households in Ghana, Rwanda and Zambia. Kwesé TV is owned by Econet Media, a subsidiary of Econet Wireless which is a leading telecommunications group with operations and investments mostly in Africa.
The launch is the initial phase of the Kwesé TV rollout across Africa, other countries will be announced in due course. This launch marks the extension of the Kwesé TV brand, which has already been in the market through its free-to-air channel Kwesé Free Sports, its two premium sports channels KS1 and KS2, the Kwesé App and the KweseSports(dot)com digital platform.
Viewers in these countries can now access Kwesé TV via Kwesé’s own satellite and set-top-box (decoder) available at leading retailers. Kwesé TV has launched with a full-suite of top-shelf content which includes portfolio of sports assets on its premium sports channels Kwesé Free Sports, Kwesé Sports 1 and Kwesé Sports 2.
In addition to great content and its multi-platform, multi-screen broadcasting model, Kwesé said its key differentiator is its ‘pay-as-you-watch’ service that enables viewers to purchase three or seven day passes to its full programming bouquet so they never have to miss out on trending sports or entertainment programming.
The monthly subscription option, which gives subscribers access to the full suite of Kwesé TV programming, is available at an astonishing $25 (USD) per month excluding VAT.