Kwesé TV signs first exclusive content deal with Sky Vision

Kwesé TV has added fresh entertainment content from Sky Vision, the international distribution and production arm of Sky.  Through the deal Kwesé TV has secured Pay-Tv and Catch Up rights to broadcast more than 20 first-to-market factual programmes from Sky Vision including Start Up You as well as Make Me a Millionaire Inventor UK and US.

Start Up You (10 x 60) follows a group of savvy, creative and ambitious young adults as they get down to business under the mentorship of billionaire founder and venture capitalist Tim Draper, for the chance to win a life changing investment to launch their own business.

Make Me a Millionaire UK (8X 60) & US (6 X60) goes in search of the best inventions that were never made in the UK and US, to give them and their inventors a second chance as they take their products from concept to reality, before a pitch to potential investors.

Both programmes will broadcast on Kwesé’s entrepreneurial and business channel Kwesé Inc. channel 405 on the Kwesé TV bouquet. Having launched in January this year, Kwesé TV is Africa’s newest Pay-Tv network which offers an array of superior entertainment, sport, news and current affairs programming for viewers across the continent. Premised on the concept of TV everywhere and anywhere, Kwesé TV offers multiplatform multiscreen viewing options which cut across linear, mobile and digital making its content accessible though free-to-air TV, mobile application, web streaming and pay TV.

Commenting on the deal, Jane Millichip, Sky Vision Managing Director said: “We’re thrilled that Sky Vision continues to expand its great catalogue of factual programming into new regions through partnerships with emerging platforms, such as Kwesé Inc. We're looking forward to supporting their growth and success in the years ahead.”

“We pride ourselves in sourcing the very best and premium content for our Kwesé owned channels,” shared President and Group Chief Executive Officer of Econet Media, Joseph Hundah. “Investing in and supporting Africa’s entrepreneurs is something we are extremely passionate about. These shows are an important part of our Kwesé Inc. channel which seeks to empower and inspire audiences in an engaging and thought-provoking way. Rich, entertaining and interactive programming is what our audiences are looking for and this is what we will continue to source and deliver.”

Kwesé TV may be a new player in the market but it is fast becoming a compelling source for premium entertainment programming including exclusive third party channels, first-to-market content and popular televisions shows to cater to every viewing appetite.

Kwesé’s satellite service is currently available in Ghana, Zambia and Rwanda with plans to expand the network across the continent. Viewers outside Kwesé’s launch markets can enjoy Kwesé TV’s diverse sports, entertainment and news programming by downloading the Kwesé App on any iPhone or Android device.

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