Some notable Zimbabweans speak on the Kwese TV license rejection by BAZ

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As you may have heard already, earlier today, the government though the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe, issued a statement today saying that Kwese TV is not licensed and therefore cannot legally provide satellite TV services.

The statement disappointed many Zimbabweans who took to social media to express their displeasure. Here are some things mentioned by a few notable Zimbabweans on the matter:

 

Kwese TV is a Zimbabwean satellite and broadcasting network owned by Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, under Econet Media. On 23 August 2017, Econet Media announced that Kwese TV was now available in Zimbabwe and that decoders were available at Econet Shops. ... Read More

The Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) is the regulatory authority for broadcasting in Zimbabwe. BAZ was established through an Act of Parliament in 2001 providing for the functions, powers and duties of the authority. BAZ falls under the Minister of ... Read More

4 Comments

  1. Ash says:

    I think if Zimbabwe was to vote for MultiChoice’s DStv and Kwese TV the new entrant would win because it has captured the heart of many Zimbabweans even if they haven’t used it…i can tell by comments on social media. Besides the govt has to think about this…in the first 6 months of this year we lost $207 mil to SA’s MultiChoice and this was obviously USD. What if we all subscribe to a local Satellite company???

  2. Gizmo says:

    Kwese should just apply for the correct type of license and start operating. Econet are sometimes addicted to this rent-seeking megaphone behavior….

  3. Takudzwa Feso says:

    Could Kwese TV be a threat to Zanu Pf 2018 compaign? I’m just thinking along these lines…lol.

  4. mafirakureva says:

    I am tired of paying my hard hustled USD to some banks who do not accept Bond for DSTV subs. The charges are also exorbitant, as high as US$5 per bouquet. Kwese I am waiting

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