Kwese Satellite TV Shut Down – After 18 Months of Operations

Subscribers are not only lamenting, but also not happy about the indefinite closure of Kwese Satellite TV even though their subscription is still running.

Kwese Satellite television was only in operation for 18 months and now they are shutting down their operations. They’ve not met up to expectations; competitors are seriously frustrating their efforts hence they decided to give up the ghost.


The management announced a few days back that they are shutting down operations –

Kwese’s parent company — Econet Media — said the development had been necessitated by a review of its business strategy and service offerings.  It added that the company was also aligning itself with changes in the global digital and satellite broadcasting sector, as well as the growth in access to mobile and fixed broadband on the continent.

Kwesé subscribers, who have already paid their subscriptions for the month of November, or in advance, will receive a full refund,” says the management.

The broadcast network will now focus on three main services — namely Kwesé Free Sports (KFS), Kwesé iflix and Kwesé Play.

Kwese was launched in Ghana, Rwanda, Zambia, and Nigeria in 2017 as an alternative service to MultiChoice DStv but subscribers are groaning that it lacks adequate content.

Now that Kwese Satellite TV  is dead, what will be the fate of MultiChoice DStv in 2019 considering threats from competitors like Netflix?

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24 thoughts on “Kwese Satellite TV Shut Down – After 18 Months of Operations”

  1. I keep telling people who cares to listen…DSTV looks organised with well structured, hitv came and pack tstv is neither here or there

    • Their death is sudden but at thesame time, it’s only a matter of time before DStv fall into thesame hole because streaming online services like netflix and Amazon prime is seriously frustrating MultiChoice hence they are loosing customers everyday.

  2. Its quite unfortunate that it couldn’t even last up to the expected five years of a new start up, good thing management is making a full refund to those who already subscribed.
    This is just one of the reason I don’t rush certain stuffs

  3. this one pains me alot cause I know Strive Masiyiwa wanted the best for Africa. All the same I always felt they didn’t have adequate content to offer. I just didn’t expect them to sink this fast.


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