Why KWESE TV Shut Down After 18 Months of Operation

Last Updated on July 28, 2021 by Opeyemi Quadri

Kwese TV only operated for 18 months as it shuts down on August 6, 2019. The Parent Company, Econet Media cited the economic hardship and shortage of foreign exchange among other things in Zimbabwe for ending the project.

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“We regret to announce the discontinuation of Kwesé TV Satellite Service with effect from 5 August,” Group CEO Douglas Mboweni stated while blaming Zimbabwe’s bad economic challenges with the country’s decision to switch from a multi-currency system to a local currency that sparked hyper-inflation.

Subscription charges:

When it was launched, the pay TV promised Africa super-rich content with the following fees:

  • 30 days Kwese TV Subscription price in Nigeria = N6,275
  • 7 days Kwese TV Subscription price in Nigeria = N1,850.
  • 3 days Kwese TV Subscription price in Nigeria = N990

NOTE: The details below were first published on this blog on August 19, 2017. The info isn’t valid again.

There are opportunities around you if only you could tap into them at the appropriate time. One of such hottest business opportunities at this time is KWESE dealership.

In case you just heard about KWESE, it’s another Digital TV, Pay TV, Free-to-Air TV, and digital firm premised on the concept of TV everywhere and anywhere, which aimed to revolutionising the media industry in Africa.

What advantage is it going to use over the existing Digital TV?

Kwese is a brand of Econet Media Limited, the media arm of Econet, one of Africa’s leading Telecoms, Media & Technology groups.

In terms of the digital aspect of it, KWESE is coming to the market with verse experience in the telecom industry into digital TV.

With presence in 12 countries in such a shortest time, it’s such a digital TV with great prospect.

They’re present in Nigeria, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Uganda, and Zambia; you’re just a step away from becoming a KWESE partner.

How to partner KWESE

Two types of partners are available:

  1. Mega dealer
  2. Super dealer
  3. Mega Dealer

To be a mega dealer you will need to be situated in a province with the biggest warehouse i.e in one of the states in Nigeria.

As a mega dealer, you’re in-charge of a state. This isn’t limited to just one state. You could expand to get dealerships in other states. It’s all about investment.

Your store will be like a visual office, branded Kwese

Quantity to buy to become a mega dealer:

You must be in position to buy quantity of more than 100 decoders plus or else a reasonable number.

Super dealer

This is designed for small and medium businesses, which do not have the huge capital to buy in large quantities. You become an E-dealer, i.e buys stock online via KWESE website

Quantity to buy to become an e-dealer dealer:

For an E-dealer, you need to buy a minimum of 5 decoders. If you buy at this time of a promo, you get additional one as BONUS.

 

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