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Econet Media Put Kwese Pay TV Business Under Administration Due To US$130 Million Debt

Econet Media CEO Joseph Hundah has said the company going into administration and has already appointed Ernst & Young accountants to take them through this process. Speaking to Business Day, Mr Hundah is said to have claimed that Kwese’s free-to-air business was too small to sustain its operations, but one has to wonder just how […]

[Video] AfricaCom TV Interviews Econet Media CEO, Discusses The Future Of Pay TV In Africa

AfricaCom TV sat down with Joseph Hundah and asked him some questions regarding the future of Pay TV. The interview also touched on some of the challenges in making content for mobile viewers. You can watch the interview below: Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash number: Buy […]

Kwese License: When We Thought It Was Over, It May Just Have Started

So if you just want the current conclusion, here is it: Kwese is not currently licensed to operate in Zimbabwe. Now, let’s backtrack a bit and bring you up to that conclusion. At First Econet Media (the Kwese guys) did not have a license to broadcast in Zimbabwe and did not really apply for one. […]

How Kwese TV bundles will work once it launches on Econet Zimbabwe

Remember the deal Kwese signed to have its TV content available to mobile subscribers of Kenya and Ghana? The company is looking at mobile networks, like Econet’s in Zimbabwe, as one of the key distribution platforms for its content, which now comprises quite a collection of channels; sports, music, movies, news and so on. In fact, even though […]

Here’s the Kwese TV business plan (download)

So Kwese has been the talk in the African television industry. Both because the company has been signing lots of content deals in the past year, and that they talk about the deals. It’s a great strategy to stay top of mind. Techzim ran into the company’s business plan and thought we’d share it. Kwese used it to apply […]

Econet’s Kwesé TV to launch by August 2016, set to square up against MultiChoice’s DStv

Kwesé TV, the internet TV service owned by Econet and targetted at Sub Saharan Africa will be going live before the start of the 2016-2017 English Premier League season which kicks off in August this year.

Econet group hires former SABC, Multichoice & MTG media exec to head Kwese TV

Econet Wireless International has hired top African television media executive, Joseph Hundah, to head its newly formed Kwese TV across the continent.