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Kwese TV to go back on air latest TOMORROW…

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After the recent court ruling that Dr. Dish’s licence was not cancelled, Techzim has been informed that Kwese TV will be back on air any time now, with the latest being tomorrow, Saturday 9 September 2017.

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The much-awaited satellite tv service will also re-start selling their decoders and satellite dishes, which they’d halted after BAZ had said they were operating illegally and warned people not to

…invest in a service that cannot be provided without a licence and warns anyone who may contemplate providing an unlicensed broadcasting service to acquaint themselves with the course of action that the Authority is bound to take, in terms of the law

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It will be interesting to see the reaction of Multichoice, who were recently taken to court for one of the things that Dr. Dish called out in their lawsuit – charging in US dollars and not accepting bond notes as a means of payment. In other markets, Multichoice have been reducing their fees claiming they were “reward(ing) customers for their loyalty and also to ease life for customers living in challenging economic conditions.”

At launch a few weeks back, Kwese TV was available from Econet outlets dotted around the country, though independent distributors were being invited to sign up.

Techzim is not sure what will happen to the claimed “over 24,000 registered customers” who already paid, and were refunded, whether they’ll get the first month free or if they’ll have to pay again to be re-connected. We’ll update once we have the details on that.

What we do know is that the “1,635 jobs that were created because of Kwese TV coming to Zimbabwe” will be excited about this new development.

Here is how to get a Kwese Decoder.

Kwese TVDStvEconet

Kwese TV was a subscription-based Zimbabwean satellite and broadcasting network owned by Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, under Econet Media. The service was shut down formally on 1 November 2018. Customers that had bought the satellite could still watch Free to air content on their Kwese equipment... Read More About Kwese TV

DStv is a Pay TV service owned by South African company, Multichoice. DStv provides a broad spectrum of entertainment, news and information channels subscribed to via bouquets. Bouquets have a pre selected number of channels. In Zimbabwe, the DStv service is provided by Multichoice Zimbabwe,... Read More About DStv

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, a subsidiary of Econet Wireless International, is the first and largest mobile network services provider in Zimbabwe. The telecoms giant became popular with its products and services such as Buddie. It has established branches in different corners of the country and enjoys... Read More About Econet


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25 thoughts on “Kwese TV to go back on air latest TOMORROW…

  1. Aren’t they rushing to introduce service. The last I heard was that Dr Dish had not paid its license in years. What is going to happen with regards to that issue?

    1. If you read the court ruling article, it shows that $434k was paid to settle the licence fees arrears and then some.

    2. Dr Dish paid for everything Econet has the dollar power my friend kkkkkk thats not an issue even it was $4million to be paid thats nothing brother

  2. What I don’t understand is why kwese is avoiding posting license fees and it’s using a third party

    1. According to the Broadcasting Act, BAZ only issues licences when applicants respond to a public invitation to apply for said licence. BAZ has not sent out an invitation for applications in a while. So until such a time as that is done, Kwese has to partner with a holder of a Content Distribution licence for now. FYI, Skynet (Multichoice Zimbabwe) is in partnership with Transmedia Zimbabwe; Transmedia are the holders of the Content Distribution Licence. Sadly, Transmedia is a GoZ entity and is part of the original ZBC Corp before it split – in a sense – into ZTV, BAZ and Transmedia. Therefore, the regulator is also a player in the broadcasting industry, so it’s no wonder they fought to keep out Kwese competition by frustrating Dr. Dish.

    2. Bcz they will never get that licence you remeber for them to get a Stewad Bank Licence they had to use Nyambirai’s legal and available resources TN Bank as a take over

  3. Its good that we have a Zimbabwean company offering a quality service at low prices. This is very much in line with the indigenous policies the government is pursuing. Kwese will definitely thrill the Zimbabwean market.

  4. we are happy that @Kwese has returned — our kleptomaniacs wanted to prey on econet manje vakakaura vajaira kutonyorwa —

    1. Some say the so called founder is just a mere front for a big Indian tycoon, dont know how true that is

    2. They had to launch from outside because of the hostile reception they always receive from Pharaoh. Even Econet Holdings is now based outside because of the same reason.

  5. At least our problems are half solved, Multichoice Zimbabwe yanga yakuonererwa now it has a competitor.

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