Strive Masiyiwa, the founder of Econet and Kwesé TV, recently announced on Facebook that Kwesé TV will be offering 5 free channels to you even if you don’t pay for any subscription. The free channels are Kwesé FREE Sport (KFS), Kwesé FREE Entertainment (KFE), African News, Local FREE-To-Air channels and Flow TV.
All you will need to access these channels is buy a decoder, get it installed and you can start watching these free channels for free without a subscription. If you’re in Zimbabwe, when you get your first Kwesé TV subscription, you will get 30 days of a full subscription for free.
Speaking of subscriptions, Strive also announced that Zimbabweans will be getting an extra 30 days of Kwesé TV subscription for free (on top of the normal free 30 days subscription that you get when you first get Kwesé TV) since they faced 2 weeks of service disruptions when Kwesé TV was temporarily shutdown due to legal proceedings.
Kwesé TV Zimbabwe finally joined the Kwesé TV revolution that is sweeping across Africa, after the High Court confirmed last Friday that its license was valid. As a gesture of goodwill, we have decided to give Zimbabweans whose service was disrupted for two weeks an extra 30 days for FREE. – Strive Masiyiwa
Now, back to the channels, Kwesé FREE Sport will show one free live English Premier League game and NBA games for you sports fans to keep up to date with what’s going on in your favourite sports. Kwesé FREE Entertainment is a new general entertainment channel which will show the latest premium shows including kids, movies, series and African entertainment. This channel will be going live in January though.
African News will show news from around Africa. Local FREE-To-Air channels will include every national broadcaster channel available. So probably ZBC will come in as part of a free channel under this category. The last channel that will be available for free is Flow TV, it is a Christian channel, you be able to watch a range of shows that explore various aspects of being a Christian.
Offering free channels is a good move for Kwesé TV as their direct competitor in Zimbabwe, DStv, only offers two free channel: channel 100 which only shows promotional content and you wouldn’t watch it unless if you were totally bored. The other channel they offer for free is the local national broadcaster channel ZBC. So it’s interesting to see if these free channels will be enough to get someone to just get Kwesé TV and stick to it for a while before they eventually become a subscriber.
Let us know what you think about this, are you a DStv subscriber who has recently switched to Kwesé TV? Why did you switch initially? If you are still a DStv subscriber or maybe not even one, would these 5 free channels and the extra 30 days of subscription be enough to get you to be a Kwesé TV viewer?
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