After 18 months of operations, Kwese Satellite TV aka Kwese TV is being discontinued. The service’s parent company, ECONET Media, released a statement to say this was due to a review of its business strategy and service offerings. “Kwesé subscribers, who have already paid their subscriptions for the month of November, or in advance, will receive a full refund,” the official statement said.
Kwese clearly has not lived up to expectations. It has struggled in the market against competitors and it looks like the company has decided it wasn’t worth the trouble.
About Kwese Satellite TV
Kwese Satellite TV was launched about a year and a half ago to offer satellite television services in Africa, in competition against DStv, which has had a strong hold across the continent.
It kicked off as an affordable alternative service to DSTV and kicked off in Ghana, Rwanda and Zambia in 2017. But subscribers soon began to complain that the service was lacking adequate content. Some channels that had been promised never materialised, and a number of others disappeared. According to reports, some existing channels vanished too.
While Kwese Satellite TV is dead, the company still has other allied services, including video-on-demand products like Kwese Play, Kwese iflix, and Kwesé Sports, running.