Kwesé TV implements new mobile network operators distribution agreement


Kwesé TV has signed distribution agreements with Africa’s leading mobile network operators (MNOs) establishing a significant pan-African distribution network for its core products.

The MNOs represent a combined customer base in excess of 400 million across the African continent.

Kwesé has recently announced partnerships with some of the continent’s biggest MNO’s including MTN, Safaricom, Tigo and Vodacom in specific territories and additional announcements are expected in due course.

These powerful distribution agreements will see the broadcaster expand the reach of its mobile TV proposition which is delivered via the Kwesé App.

Kwesé TV will also leverage the physical distribution network of a number of these operators who will become official resellers of Kwesé TV hardware which includes the Kwesé TV satellite and decoder. This is a significant development for the broadcaster which seeks to disrupt the industry by giving more viewers access to premium content through its innovative multi-platform business model.

Kwesé’s mobile TV will leverage the best in mobile infrastructure offered by its MNO partners utilising their 3G, LTE and Wifi infrastructure to live stream the network’s premium programming including major sports leagues such as NBA, English football, Brazil Soccer, Cricket and exclusive entertainment content including first-to-market exclusives from the likes of Revolt, AMC Networks and Viceland. The service is already available in most African countries through the Kwesé App with these deals extending its reach by exposing many more viewers to mobile TV through innovative data packages and products facilitated by Kwesé’s MNO partners.

Kwesé believes in the future of mobile on the continent. The agreements put the broadcaster at the forefront of consumer trends in an environment where viewers are consuming content across different platforms. The company see this distribution model as a game-changer which will help it achieve its goal of putting Kwesé in the hands of viewers across the African continent.



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Thabo Mphahlele is the BizNis Africa Head of Sales and Marketing. Mphahlele was previously MultiChoice Production Support Analyst responsible for developing and monitoring applications. In addition, Mphahlele develops and automates batch scripts and is responsible for the daily infrastructure maintenance at MultiChoice. As a Production Support Analyst, he is responsible for incident analysis solving , developing and constructing business reports for SQL and Oracle and implement change controls for the business. Additional responsibility includes monitoring system performance via SOA, Kibaba (Elasticsearch), H.P BSM, HP Sitescope. Mphahlele is responsible for creating infrastructure performance reports through HP Ops Analytics, monitoring payments via Splunk and in-house built-in tool and disaster recovery simulation and testing. At Nashua Mobile, he was responsible for application development and enhancing the web sites At South West Gauteng College, he was the IT Technician and Network Administrator. During his tenure at Double Digit Media, he was he focused on application and web site development for new and existing clients Mphahlele contributes as a Content Manager for BizNis Africa.

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