Strive Masiyiwa builds broadcast empire to challenge MultiChoice

Strive Masiyiwa, Founder & Chairman, Econet Wireless Group

Econet Wireless Group is building a broadcasting empire that could challenge MultiChoice’s dominance in the payTV market across the continent.

In less than two years, Econet Media, a subsidiary of Econet, which houses the broadcasting platform Kwesé, has spent millions of dollars buying a number of lucrative rights to a variety of content including entertainment and sports. It has secured rights to the US’s National Basketball Association, Women’s Tennis Association, Extreme Fighting Championship, Cricket Australia, Formula One and English Premier League.

Some of the rights are for all broadcasting platforms, while others are country-specific and also limited to either payTV platform or free-to-air.

Read more: Strive Masiyiwa builds broadcast empire to challenge MultiChoice – Bulawayo24 News

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