Econet Media Limited the mother company of Kwese TV closed down its entertainment division, bringing to a final halt on all Kwese’s remaining existing services including its satellite cum Pay TV service, free-to-air TV – Kwese Free Sports, and its video on demand (VoD) service, Kwese iflix.
The Telecom giant has affirmed that the decision to shut down all its services is as a result of the current economic hardships in Zimbabwe.
“The third-party content providers, on whose content we rely, require payment in foreign currency. With prevailing economic conditions in Zimbabwe, and the current business operation environment, sustaining Kwese and the Kwese Satellite Service was no longer viable,” said CEO of Econet Group, Douglas Mboweni, in a public notice.
At the moment, the Kwese TV and Kwese iflix app, are no longer available on the Google Play Store and the Apple Store.