Kwesé introduces new African sports channel, Kwesé Sports 1

Econet Media has added another premium sports channel to its impressive sports portfolio. The channel, Kwesé Sports 1 (KS1), is the latest sports channel available exclusively on Kwesé and can be viewed on the Kwesé App. The new channel, which officially launched on December 9, 2016 will feature over 90 live sports events in its launch month alone.

Some of the live and exclusive events which will be shown on the channel in December include the NBA, Australia vs. Pakistan cricket tour, Copa Del Rey, English rugby and Extreme Fighting Championship (EFC) action.

Kwesé’s sports channel line-up is currently made up of four prime sports channels which include a mix of exclusive partner channels: NBA TV, Extreme Fighting Championships (EFC) and esports channel ESL and Kwesé’s owned free-to-air sports channel, Kwesé Free Sports, which is Africa’s first 24/7 FTA sports channel which is currently broadcasting in 18  countries.

“By making the best in sports available to more African sports fans, Kwesé is becoming Africa’s destination for premium sports content. The launch of KS1 adds to our diverse sports offering on TV, the Kwesé App, our digital destination Kwesé as well as our esports properties. Viewers can look forward to more exciting developments from Kwesé as we take sports to the fans,” said Joseph Hundah, Group CEO, Econet Media.

KS1’s opening line-up includes exclusive pre-fight behind-the-scenes updates with Anthony Joshua ahead of his heavyweight title fight against Eric Molina which will be broadcast live on the channel.

Viewers can access KS1 on the Kwesé App which is available on iOS and Android.


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