Kwesé TV is a new satellite-delivered pay TV service for Africa. It first launched in Ghana, Rwanda and Zambia in January, marking the first stage of a phased rollout across the African continent.
Earlier this month Kwesé also added a new bouquet of free-to-air channels to its offering, featuring at least five channels that are usually only available to pay TV users.
These include the Kwesé Free Sports Channel which offers live sports games from the English Premier League and NBA basketball.
Kwesé TV will be offered as a ‘pay-as-you-watch’ service, with consumers in the country able to purchase subscription passes for three, seven or 30 days.
The Kwesé TV satellite dish and set-top box will retail in Nigeria at a combined price of N10,960 (€26/$30), according to the RapidTVNews website. The subscription service starts at N990.
Operated by telecommunications company Econet Media, Kwesé TV broadcasts coverage of major sports competitions such as football’s English Premier League and North America’s NBA basketball league and NFL American football league.