Kwese TV risks being pulled out of Zimbabwe after Econet Media reportedly activated its “contractual termination clause” with Dr Dish, the licence holder whom they were running their Kwese TV services in the country.
The Herald reports that Econet Media wrote to the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) on November 10 with High Court record HC9182 /17 indicating that they had severed ties with Dr Dish. When contacted for comment by the publication, Econet Media consultant Mr Zachary Wazara said there was no risk of the service to our customers being interrupted now or in the future as Kwese operations have the authority of government.
However, The Herald reports that Kwese TV is operating on a a permit and not a licence as provided for in the BAZ Act. Dr Dish’s Nyasha Muzavazi said they are currently studying the letter to BAZ and will be guided by their advisors on the way forward.
Kwese TV is a Zimbabwean satellite and broadcasting network owned by Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, under Econet Media. On 23 August 2017, Econet Media announced that Kwese TV was now available in Zimbabwe and that decoders were available at Econet Shops. However, that very same day… Read More About Kwese TV
BOSTV Blue Ocean Satellite Television is a free to air satellite TV channel which is 100% Zimbabwean owned.The channel brought back some of the popular South African soapies like Generations, Muvhango, Rhythm City as well as other entertainment, that were lost when South African brodcaster… Read More About Dr Dish
The Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) is the regulatory authority for broadcasting in Zimbabwe. BAZ was established through an Act of Parliament in 2001 providing for the functions, powers and duties of the authority. BAZ falls under the Minister of Media, Information and Publicity. BAZ… Read More About Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe
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