Earlier this month, the Kwesé Free Sports App was announced by Econet for Zimbabweans to use. When the app came, it was zero rated for an NBA match that was happening that day. Today, Econet has announced that the app will be zero rated again tonight on their network for Harare Boxing Explosion which will […]
Econet Media owned Kwese announced this week a new deal with Namibian Broadcasting Corporation to have Kwese Free Sports content on the national broadcasters channels. According to a report on The Namibian, Namibia makes 24 the countries with Kwese Sports now. Kwese has done a number of these sub-licensing deals with incumbent broadcasters in African countries. This enables […]
Naspers owned pay TV broadcaster, Supersport, has secured exclusive rights to screen the main English Premier League for another three seasons starting 2019. Supersports has had the exclusive rights to broadcast the games since the EPL’s inaugural season in 1992, with the current deal expiring in 2019. The new deal covers the 2019-2022 seasons and is […]
FIFA today announced the winners of the broadcasting right to the 2017-2018 FIFA games. These include the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. Strive Masiyiwa’s Kwese Sports is one of the 5 media companies that have secured rights to screen the games. The others are Multichoice’s SuperSport, SABC, StarTimes and CANAL+. […]
Econet Media, the Econet Group’s entertainment subsidiary has announced a new partnership between its TV service Kwesé and sports entertainment brand, ESPN. Under the partnership, which comes into effect in early 2017, there will be an ESPN channel launched exclusively through Kwesé Sports in 19 African countries. ESPN is also expected to produce its daily SportsCenter updates […]
Through the Econet /ESL deal, Kwesé Sports will have rights to use and distribute ESL content and host events across Africa. This will mean the broadcasting of some of ESL’s tournaments that have registered significant following.
Econet signs deal with Formula 1 to broadcast championship racing in Africa through Kwesé Free Sports
Under the arrangement, Econet’s Free to Air sports channel will have exclusive free-to-air English language rights to the F1 championship for the Sub-Saharan Africa region, except South Africa.
ZBC content deal with Econet Media collapses ending Olympics & English Premier League coverage on local TV
The content deal that was recently concluded between the local broadcaster Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) and Econet Media has collapsed.
Want to access Kwese Sports on ZBC? – These are the 5 things you need to know about this local content deal
If you want to access Kwese Sports on ZBC these are the 5 things you need to know about this local content deal and how to enjoy it.
Econet’s Kwesé TV now live in Kenya with Kwesé Free Sports, adopts direct to TV model for FTA decoders
Econet Media, the broadcasting arm of the Econet Wireless Group has finally launched Kwesé TV with a few exceptions from what has been anticipated all these months.
The company has entered into an agreement with the National Football League (NFL) to become the exclusive linear TV broadcaster for the NFL in 19 countries (Zimbabwe’s included) in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Econet Media makes another bet on sports, acquires rights to live stream formula E racing on Kwesé TV
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 latest is a partnership with VICE Media, the North American digital media and broadcasting company. Econet Media’s Kwesé TV will open Viceland, VICE Media’s TV channel, to 17 African countries by the end of 2017.
Econet Media, the entertainment company and subsdiary of the Econet Group has entered into a content partnership with T.D. Jakes Enterprises International, the company that’s led by United States pastor, author and filmaker Bishop TD Jakes.
Even though Kwesé TV is set to be a distributor of various categories of content, Econet Media has clearly focused a lot of its content acquisition efforts on sports content with other types of content hardly receiving any mention.
The UEFA Champions League’s access over the internet is a major endorsement for the growing trend of streaming alternatives for live sports. Earlier this year the United States’ NFL inked a streaming deal with Twitter while SnapChat also entered into an arrangement to share clips from the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil.