Econet Media makes another bet on sports, acquires rights to live stream formula E racing on Kwesé TV

With the launch of internet TV service, Kwesé TV, expected in the next few weeks its owner Econet Media has been entering into numerous content deals.

The latest – it has secured streaming rights to FIA Formula E Championship racing, the 10-team electric racing championship.

Under the arrangement, Kwesé TV will be able to flight all Formula E sessions that include practice, qualifying and the races themselves to 20 Sub-Saharan countries that include Zimbabwe.


The rights are exclusive and also extend  to TV broadcast. Kwesé Sports will also hold on to them  for the 2017/18 seasons.

This is the latest sports content deal for Kwesé TV which has made a lot of efforts to become a major provider of sports entertainment.

Less than a fortnight ago Econet Media also announced that it acquired rights to broadcast AVIVA Premiership Rugby to Sub-Sharan African territories outside South Africa and this deal has been preceded by rights acquisitions for sports like cricket and English premier league football.

image credit – Formula E

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15 thoughts on “Econet Media makes another bet on sports, acquires rights to live stream formula E racing on Kwesé TV

  1. Please forgive me but without EPL this Kwese thing is destined to fail. Take uhuru for example. It has all these sports covered but receives little attention from you.

    1. You need to get it into your heads that….

      1) it’s all about licensing and rights
      2) licensing and rights MAY BE Exclusive
      3) EPL licensing IS actually EXCLUSIVE to Super Sport for 2016-19
      4) You will have NO POSSIBILITY OF watching the EPL anytime before that, unless if they allow sub-licensing.

      Quit whining.

      … you will just keep going on like broken records.

      1. Errata
        3) EPL licensing IS actually EXCLUSIVE to Super Sport for 2016-19 in Sub-Saharan Africa

      2. its all about licensing but is also about licensing everything? If they do get bhora in the future, good for them, but without it ma1…
        formula e? hameno, maybe ndo ma baby steps acho

    1. or…… wow dude, did you hear the sound of that car as it went passed the start/finish line? the noise was epic!!!

  2. I will take this Kwese thing once they assure me to broadcast EPL & LALIGA. @the moment Relax.

  3. Nicely done Econet – now SPONSOR AXCIL JEFFERIES for a seat in Formula E and you will build up quite a strong following for this.

  4. No one watched Formula E
    Formula 1 now that’s good right there but I guess they couldn’t afford it. MotoGP huh…FormulaE slow fake racing
    #TeamLH #MM93

  5. That’s great,Africa is changing very fast,we need competition and enclosure,bravo Econet Media.

  6. Peeps will watch this crap on ztv or other tv services on a sunday when there is nothing else to watch. But to stream? I dont know. With a TV box, you dont have that many options. With Internet, there is a lot of stuff, think naughtyamerica, brazzers, etc

  7. kwese is definately not targeting most of you guys.there is obviosly a market for formula e racing in Africa they cant be about just soccer

  8. These kwese guys are funny, Dstv just went into an agreement with Showmax. u can watch showmax on your explorer..ndoinonzi counterattacking all thiz fake vods

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