Archive - April 2017


27 April 2017: The wait is almost over, the battle lines have been drawn, the opponents are ready to take their positions as the most anticipated heavyweight title fight of the year draws near. This Sunday 29 April, Kwesé TV will bring African viewers exclusive ring side access to the biggest fight in British boxing history for 2017 when Britain’s most exciting heavyweight boxer in recent history with an impressive unbeaten 18 bout record Anthony Joshua, takes on one of the greatest heavyweight champions of all time Wladimir Klitschko.

The new African broadcaster has secured exclusive broadcast rights which will enable viewers across the continent to witness its very own son of Nigerian descent potentially relinquish the Ukrainian boxer of his IBF and WBA heavyweight titles.

After having made his debut in the boxing ring in October of 2013 Joshua’s rise has been nothing short of meteoric. He will step into the ring with 18 knockout victories under his belt and the confidence to match.

Klitschko has enjoyed an equally impressive career having fought 68 bouts with only 4 losses and numerous heavyweight titles under his belt since he first entered the ring in 1996. This will however be his first fight since he lost to Tyson Fury in November of 2015 and the question on everyone’s lips is whether he is ready to take on the young lion in Joshua?

“We pride ourselves in offering our viewers the best in premium exclusive content. We’re excited to provide exclusive access to this highly anticipated fight which we hope will result in a victory for the continent,” shared President and Group Chief Executive Officer of Econet Media, Joseph Hundah.

“Boxing is one of the continent’s best-loved sports and thanks to our multiplatform offering which includes linear TV, mobile and digital platforms, fight fans all across the continent will enjoy unprecedented access to the biggest boxing event of the year on Kwesé Sports and Kwesé Free Sports.”

In anticipation for the big show down, Kwesé Sports will air an exclusive not-to-be-missed documentary detailing Joshua’s journey to Wembley. The Anthony Joshua Special will air at 07h45 on Thursday 27 April on Kwesé Sports 1 channel 300 on the Kwesé TV bouquet.  

It will be a true test of youth versus experience at London’s Wembley Stadium this week so clear the diary, gather your friends and enjoy the LIVE blow-by- blow action available on Kwesé TV.

Depending on where you are you can watch the fight on Kwesé Sports and Kwesé Free Sports. Outside of these territories you can watch each jab, hook and uppercut on the Kwesé App. See viewing details below.





Kwesé Sports


Ghana, Zambia, Rwanda

Live Broadcast – 29 April

Undercards from 19h00 CAT, Main fight 22h35 CAT

Kwesé Free Sports

DTT decoder

Kenya        Rwanda

Malawi      Nigeria

Uganda      Botswana

Ghana        Zambia

Live Broadcast – 29 April

Undercards from 19h00 CAT, Main fight 22h35 CAT

Repeat – 30 April 25

Main fight 22h00 CAT

To find out how to subscribe to Kwesé visit or download the app available on the App Store or Google Play.


Johannesburg, 24 April: Econet Media has signed a multi-territory broadcast agreement with TURNER which includes some of its most acclaimed kids and news channels. This agreement is significant as it adds some of the world’s most loved broadcast brands to Kwesé TV’s diverse content offering which is premised on delivering premium programming for the whole family. The deal will see the African broadcaster debut news channel CNN International and adds the much-loved Cartoon Network and Boomerang channels to its kids and family oriented programming portfolio starting May 3rd.

President and Group Chief Executive Officer of Econet Media, Joseph Hundah said “We are a relatively new broadcaster with ambitions to become one of Africa’s leading networks. Our objective is to give more viewers in Africa access to the best in international and local content. This agreement with a global leader like TURNER strengthens our proposition and takes us closer to achieving our goal. TURNER’s superior content offering will appeal to our diverse audiences across the continent.”

SVP Southern Europe & Africa of TURNER, Jaime ONDARZA adds “Partnering with Kwesé reflects our commitment to expand our presence and our consumer base across the African continent. With this new step in the development of TURNER in Africa, we bring our content to more fans and audiences, across more screens.”

CNN International is well-respected for its in-depth analysis of global news which keep its viewers up-to-date on events shaping the world.

Commenting on the addition of CNN International Hundah went on to say “Our aim is to be the number one source for the local and global news in Africa. Ensuring that our audiences are kept up-to-date with information that is relevant them in a fast-paced and constantly changing global context is critical to us”

“In addition to its up-to-the minute coverage of global issues, CNN International’s comprehensive coverage of issues affecting the continent makes it a perfect fit for us. In particular, it’s excellent coverage showcased on programmes like African Voices, African Startup and Marketplace Africa will appeal to our viewers.”

Cartoon Network and Boomerang are home to some of the best-loved characters offering a unique mix of edutainment programming that will delight kids and families across the continent.

Kwesé’s multi-platform offering means that CNN International, Cartoon Network and Boomerang will be available via satellite television and on Kwesé’s mobile app.

Kwesé audiences across the continent will soon be able to enjoy the very best in content from TURNER International wherever they are in Africa.

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Nairobi, 12 April 2017 – Industry leader Safaricom has signed a distribution agreement with Econet Media’s Kwesé TV, Africa's newest multi-platform Pay TV network, to deliver premium video content to Kenyan consumers.

Kenyan consumers have been early adopters when it comes to digital content, and Safaricom has consistently led the charge in the communications industry with innovative products and services. The announced partnership with Kwesé TV extends Safaricom’s digital services offered to its subscribers.

Kwesé’s TV content showcases some of the best in Sports and Entertainment, including exclusives like NBA basketball, Revolt TV and VICELAND, as well as live coverage of English Premier League and Brazilian football matches, as well as lifestyle and music shows.           

Leveraging Safaricom’s superfast 4G network, subscribers will be able to stream Kwesé’s world-class programming on their connected devices through innovative data bundles, which will be available to Safaricom customers.

Commenting on the agreement, Sylvia Mulinge, Director- Consumer Business, Safaricom said “Our aim is to enhance our customer experience and deliver solutions that meet their unique needs. Video content is the future of mobile and our partnership with Kwese will enable us to deliver some of the best international and local video content. This is a powerful partnership, which will greatly benefit our customers and have a positive impact on the local industry.” 

"We are seeing increasing integration across our related industries in telecommunications and media. Through our partnership we will be able to leverage our collective strengths to give customers a world-class video service through the fastest network in Kenya. We are excited by the potential that mobile TV offers and look forward to working with Safaricom to deliver our content into the hands of even more Kenyans” said Econet Media CEO Joseph Hundah.

Kwesé TV’s offering will be accessible through Safaricom video data packages and M-Pesa, which will be made available shortly.

For more information on Kwesé TV visit:   


Tigo, one of Ghana’s leading telecom companies, has partnered with Econet Media’s Kwesé TV, Africa's newest multi-platform Pay TV network, to deliver best-in-class live sports and entertainment to Ghanaian consumers on mobile.  

Tigo subscribers will be able to experience Kwesé TV’s premium content delivered seamlessly on their mobile phones and tablets. Customers will have access to English Premier League games, NBA basketball matches, athletics, and a range of local and international entertainment content, including the popular Revolt music channel, exclusive to Kwesé.

The partnership with Tigo puts Kwesé’s content in the hands of millions of Ghanaians, allowing them a mobile viewing experience from the comfort of their homes and on-the-go. Commenting on the collaboration, Tara Squire, Chief Commercial Officer for Tigo, said “The partnership with Kwesé TV provides unique video content for Ghanaians, who will benefit from the improved data speed and increased capacity on our network to enjoy live and on-demand viewing. This is also in line with Tigo’s focus on delivering high-quality experiences for our customers and as part of our digital lifestyle strategy.”

Discussing the partnership, Econet Media CEO Joseph Hundah commented, "Kwesé is a multi-platform media company and our ambition is to provide premium, affordable content to as many consumers as possible through our agreements with Africa’s leading MNOs. We are excited to be working with Tigo – one of the leading telecommunications companies – to deliver our world-class video programming through their mobile service.”

Kwesé TV’s subscriptions will be accessible in the market in the coming months through Tigo video data packages and Tigo Cash.


MTN, Ghana’s leading telecommunications service provider, has partnered with Econet Media’s Kwese TV, Africa's newest multi-platform Pay TV network, to deliver world-class video content to Ghanaian consumers.

Leveraging MTN’s superfast 4G LTE network, subscribers will be able to experience Kwesé TV’s premium entertainment and sports content seamlessly on their mobile devices, taking TV beyond the traditional model to an even wider audience. MTN Ghana subscribers will be able to stream Kwesé TV programming including live action from the NBA, English Premier League, Brazilian soccer and other sports leagues, as well as first-to-market entertainment programming from the likes of Revolt and VICELAND available exclusively on Kwesé TV.

Commenting on the agreement, Asher Khan, Chief Marketing Officer, MTN Ghana, said “We are excited to partner with Africa’s newest media company to give our subscribers the kind of rich and engaging video content they have been looking for on the largest mobile network in Ghana. This entertainment service is part of our efforts to deliver bold new digital solutions to our customers.”

"As a multi-platform media company our goal is to deliver our programming to viewers however and wherever they want it. By partnering with MTN Ghana, we can together deliver a unique viewing experience through our premium programming and their network. We are focussed on expanding the reach of our product across the continent and this is the first of a number of such agreements with Mobile network operators which will be announced in due course.” said Econet Media President & Chief Executive Officer Joseph Hundah ".

Kwesé TV’s offering will be available in the market in the coming months through MTN video packages.  

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