NewsfeedPress ReleaseTelecoms

Kwesé TV brings premium international debate series Oxford Union to Africa


It is often said there is a lot that can be learnt from people who have gone before us; insight, perspective and the keys to success in business, entrepreneurship and life. African audiences continually yearn for content that is not only thought provoking but can inspire greatness in everyday life.

To meet the diverse needs of African audiences, Kwesé TV is excited to announce it is the exclusive African broadcaster of the new current affairs series The Oxford Union: People Who Shape Our World.

Approaching its 200th anniversary, The Oxford Union is the world’s most prestigious debating society celebrated globally for hosting high profile guests and speakers from all over the world. For the first time these discussions and debates have been packaged for public broadcast and Kwesé TV will premiere The Oxford Union: People Who Shape Our World series on the continent. The series invites leaders from virtually every walk of life from major politicians to Hollywood stars to the biggest names in sport, to debate and discuss some of the world’s most pertinent issues.

Kwesé TV, which launched its full entertainment and sports bouquet last month, is where African audiences can find the new series unlocking thought-provoking discussions with Goodluck Jonathan, Sepp Blatter, FW de Klerk, Eva Longoria, Morgan Freeman, Muhammad Yunus and dozens of others who have influenced our world.

Speaking about this partnership, President and Group Chief Executive Officer of Econet Media, Joseph Hundah said,

“Offering premium exclusive content is a core part of our strategy, bringing world class provocative programming that encourages people to dream big, find ways to aptly address the needs of their communities and build successful enterprises in every field is what Kwesé is about. African audiences have been hungry for dynamic and fresh programming for some time and we are proud to offer this on our multiplatform broadcasting network.”

Since its founding in 1823 as a forum for the discussion and debate of controversial issues, the world’s most prestigious debating society has hosted international world leaders such as Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill, Malcolm X, Ronald Reagan, the Dalai Lama and Mother Teresa.

“There are few, if any, forums that can boast not only the best speakers, but also a record of never shying away from debating difficult topics,” said Oxford Union President Michael Li. “The Oxford Union is proud to be one of those select few, the last bastion of free speech in a world where it is increasingly under threat.”

If you are looking for engaging programming look no further than Kwesé TV. With an incomparable selection of content to satisfy every viewing appetite Kwesé TV is home to exclusive third party channels, expertly curated channels boasting an impressive mix of African and international programming, as well as world class sporting action. Kwesé TV is establishing itself as a home for compelling and enriching content.Don’t miss out on all the viewing pleasure Kwesé has to offer, subscribe to Kwesé’s pay TV network in Ghana, Zambia and Rwanda by visiting www.kwese.com. Viewers outside these markets can indulge in Kwesé’s rich array of content by downloading the Kwesé App compatible with all iPhones and Android devices.

Here’s where to get a Kwesé TV decoder in Zambia.

For information on the availability of The Oxford Union: People Who Shape Our World, contact Jolly Planet Entertainment sales@jollyplanetentertainment.com.

(Source: KPR Consulting)

About Econet Media

A subsidiary company of the globally networked Econet Group founded by Executive Chairman Strive Masiyiwa, Econet Media is a dynamic content business driving the development of Kwesé, a fresh new television brand. Created for Sub-Saharan African audiences, Kwesé is inspired by the ‘TV everywhere’ revolution. As such, a range of Kwesé products will be made available on satellite and internet based platforms, including video-on-demand and mobile options.

Focused on providing premium, affordable, exclusive viewing, Kwesé products will offer sports, music, movies, series, kids, lifestyle, faith, news and other programming. Consumers will also benefit from the infrastructural strength of Econet Media sister companies, Liquid Telecom and Econet Wireless. Their expertise and capacity in the areas of mobile and fixed telephony services, broadband, internet, satellite and fibre optic networks will be utilized to establish Kwesé products.  In addition, Econet Media has invested intensively to build its own operational assets.

For more infowww.kwese.com