Kwesé TV last month suspended operations for the second time in Zimbabwe following a decision by the country’s regulator to appeal a ruling that granted permission for the service to broadcast.
Kwesé TV decided to suspend operations while awaiting the Supreme Court ruling, but Dr Dish has now succeeded with a High Court appeal requesting that it be granted permission to recommence broadcasts pending the Supreme Court ruling on BAZ’s application.
Kwesé Sports last major rights deal came in August as it acquired rights to International Association of Athletics Federations competitions throughout sub-Saharan Africa under an agreement with sports broadcaster ESPN. The six-year deal runs from 2018 to 2023.
Brokered by ESPN’s Media Distribution unit, the contract entitles Kwesé TV to become the exclusive broadcaster for IAAF events and content in sub-Saharan Africa. Content will feature across its free-to-air and pay-television channels, as well as the new Kwesé Play service.