Econet Media has added another premium sports channel to its impressive sports portfolio, with KweséSports 1 (KS1) set to feature over 90 live sports events in its launch month alone.
Some of the live and exclusive events which will be shown on the channel in December include the NBA, Pakistan’s cricket tour of Australia, Spanish Copa del Rey football, English Aviva Premiership rugby and the Extreme Fighting Championship (EFC).
Kwesé’s sports channel lineup is currently made up of four prime sports channels, which include a mix of exclusive partner channels: NBA TV, EFC, eSports channel ESL and Kwesé-owned free-to-air sports channel, Kwesé Free Sports, which is Africa’s first 24/7 FTA sports channel, currently broadcast in 18 countries.
“By making the best in sports available to more African sports fans, Kwesé is becoming Africa’s destination for premium sports content,” said Joseph Hundah, group chief executive officer and president of Econet Media. “The launch of KS1 and our diverse sports offering on TV, the Kwesé App, our digital destination KweséSports.com as well as our eSports properties, are fast establishing us as a serious contender for top spot in sports programming in Africa.”
KS1’s opening weekend lineup included exclusive pre-fight behind-the-scenes updates with Anthony Joshua ahead of his heavyweight title fight against Eric Molina, which was broadcast live on the channel. It was a thrilling bout, with Joshua knocking Molina out in the third round to set up an April fight with Wladimir Klitschko.
KS1 viewers will also be able to watch the world’s best basketballers in action in the NBA, with matches being broadcast live on the channel.
Viewers can access KS1 on the Kwesé App which is available on iOS and Android. For scheduling information CLICK HERE