After creating the infrastructure needed to make online TV a reality, Econet Wireless Zimbabwe again after drawing out his secret cards, a major disruptive technology in the name of Kwese TV has been slowly signing mega deals which are set to change the entertainment scene not for Zimbabwe but Africa at large
With boxing fans gearing up for the big showdown between heavy hitters Anthony Joshua and Dominic Breazeale as they contend for the IBF World Heavyweight title on June 25, Econet Media today announced the highly anticipated Joshua/Breazeale bout will be live streamed on its Kwesé Sports website!
The complimentary live streaming offered online at www.kwesesports.com, will be available to fans in Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Comoros, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, the Seychelles, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, St Helena, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania (including Zanzibar), Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The latest news comes as Econet Media and leading UK sports promoters Matchroom Sport confirm that they have signed a new long-term partnership, which will give Kwesé Sports broadcast rights to Matchroom’s entire catalogue of events.
The UK-based promotional company produces over 700 hours of original programming per year across a range of sports.
The wide-ranging agreement between Matchroom and Kwesé Sports encompasses Matchroom Sport’s full catalogue of programming, including;
- World Championship boxing from Britain’s leading stable of boxing
- Major PDC Darts events including the PDC World Darts Championship, Premier League Darts and World Series of Darts
- Three major world pool events per year, including the popular Europe vs. America Mosconi Cup match
- Champion of Champions snooker
- PGA EuroPro Tour golf
- Fish’O’Mania, the annual FA Cup of Fishing
- World Championship of Ping Pong
- Weber Cup tenpin bowling
Kwesé Sports will also have access to Matchroom Sport’s entire back catalogue of programming and archive specials.
Speaking on the agreement, Econet Media CEO Joseph Hundah commented: “We couldn’t be happier to be working with Matchroom. Their proven expertise, their exciting catalogue and their ability to access high profile sporting properties, such as the fantastic Joshua/Breazeale fight, will bring a new dimension to the ever expanding Kwesé Sports content line-up.”
Matchroom Sport Chairman Barry Hearn added: “We are delighted to have partnered with Kwesé Sports to bring our world-leading sports events to their platforms. Matchroom Sport has never been stronger with the PDC’s World Series going from strength-to-strength, Anthony Joshua about to defend his World Heavyweight title and events such as the Mosconi Cup continuing to grow and transcend sports fans thanks their excitement, drama and the supremely high-level of sporting talent on show.”