LAGOS – June 7, 2018 – Kwesé iflix, the Joint Venture of Econet Media, Africa’s leading pan-regional media company and broadcast network and iflix, the leading entertainment service for emerging markets, today announced the launch of its premier digital entertainment platform in Nigeria.
The all-new Kwesé iflix service offers users the ultimate entertainment experience, featuring Kwesé’s extraordinary content offering including live coverage of the world’s most elite sporting competitions, including the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – and much more on Kwesé iflix’s world-class platform with the best international, regional and local content programs curated especially for African audiences, to stream or download.
With thousands of programs available, Kwesé iflix’s vast library includes international first-run exclusive shows, award-winning TV series and blockbuster movies such as, Hot Ones, Saints & Sinners, Riviera, Grand Prince, Broken, Britannia, Tin Star, Being Mary Jane, Younger, Action Man, Freakish, Family Time and Luther, as well as popular local and regional content such as Jenifa’s Diary, V Republic, Dear Mother – Faith-based titles such as Enjoying Everyday Life with Joyce Meyer and Hal TV programs – children’s programs and lifestyle content. The service also offers Nigerians quality content they can watch for free, including short-form drama series, first episodes of TV shows, and live broadcast of local free-to-air TV stations, such as NTA & Kwesé Free Sports, as well as CNN, Revolt, Viceland, Cartoon Network and much more.
Announcing the launch of the service, Kwesé iflix CEO, Mayur Patel, said, “A marriage between Africa’s leading media providers, Kwesé and iflix, the Kwesé iflix app offers customers the best in entertainment, anytime and anywhere. Created for the mobile generation, consumers now have unlimited access to all their favourite sports and shows in a way which suits their lifestyle – on-the-go and on their terms. We are excited to be working with our partners to deliver our content into the hands of even more Nigerians”
Customers can simply download the iflix App from the Google Play or Apple App stores. To access a great library of sports and entertainment on the go!
iflix Co-Founder and Group CEO, Mark Britt, added, “This is a monumental milestone for iflix. Together with Econet Media, Africa’s top Pan-regional media company, we have created a platform specifically for users in Africa, that makes every match of the World Cup available to users across the country on any smart phone of their choice. Our Kwesé iflix service now offers users the largest library of the world’s best entertainment, live and on-demand, like never before.”
“We cannot ignore the growth of streaming services across the African continent especially with the spike in mobile and internet penetration numbers. We do not only have to stay ahead of the trends but ensure we become the best provider of these services in the market. Kwesé iflix brings young people a combination of premium sports and entertainment content and we are excited to be at the forefront of this,” said Joseph Hundah, President and CEO Econet Media.
Kwesé iflix customers can choose between a variety of flexible VIP passes to access the Kwesé iflix premium content, including 1-Day, 3-Day, 7-Day and 30-Day VIP passes.
For more information on Kwesé iflix: http://kweseiflix.com
ABOUT KWESÉ IFLIX
Kwesé iflix is a mobile platform that offers cutting-edge, youth-focused programming showcasing video-on-demand and download-to-watch-later entertainment content. It is a product stemming from a joint-venture between Kwesé and iflix, which is as a result of Kwesé’s acquisition of a significant stake in iflix Africa. Aimed at becoming the core vehicle to delivering seamless mobile experiences to millions of viewers, the App offers users the region’s most extensive collection of highly acclaimed local African and international series and movies, including first-to-market exclusive programming.
For more info: www.kweseiflix.com
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 info www.kwese.com.
iflix is the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, offering users unlimited access to thousands of TV shows, movies and more. With a vast selection of everyone’s favourite comedies, drama, K-drama, Turkish drama, Bollywood, Nollywood, cartoons, movies, live sports and more from Hollywood, the UK, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, iflix places the entertainment people want at their fingertips to either stream or download. For one low monthly fee, iflix subscribers can watch on their mobile phone, laptop, tablet, TV… wherever, whenever.
iflix is currently available to consumers in Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Brunei, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Myanmar, Vietnam, the Maldives, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Sudan, Cambodia, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana, Nepal, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Morocco and Tanzania.
For more information, please contact:
Press Contact for Kwesé iflix Nigeria: Seun Oratokhai, Marketing Manager – West Africa, Kwesé iflix; Seun.firstname.lastname@example.org; +234 808 777 7474
Press Contact for Kwesé Nigeria: Efe Obiomah, Head of Public Relations, Kwesé ; EfeO@econetmedia.com; +234 814 138 0850
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