CENE Media and Kwesé Partner to Bring Unique VOD Service Kwesé Play to Botswana

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Leading Internet Service Provider CENE Media, has partnered with Econet Media’s pan-African media company Kwesé, to bring the best in on-demand content to Botswana through the broadcaster’s video streaming service Kwesé Play. The official launch was done in Capital Cinema at the Masa on Wednesday night the 21st of February. CENE Media live streamed their service into the Cinema showcasing the Kwese Play bouquet of programs which was viewed by over 150 guests. The crowd were impressed that this service gives you multiple entertainment options and is powered by your internet.

The Roku device is an easy plug and play device, giving the user the option to connect to the internet through Wi-Fi. The ease of use is a unique selling point with shortcut buttons to some of its premium content such as Netflix, YouTube, Red Bull TV and the Kwesé bouquet.

“CENE Media are excited to officially launch this partnership with Kwesé Play in Botswana, introducing the idea of streaming content through a home broadband internet offering. Kwesé Play has added a new dimension to the way people now consume content, giving them more choice and flexibility that suits their pockets and lifestyle,” CENE Media CEO, Niall Downey remarked during his address.

Kwesé Play gives Netflix fans an unparalleled viewing experience through its best-of-breed Roku Powered streaming service. With Netflix’s varied content line-up, and over 1 000 hours of Netflix Originals there will always be great new shows and movies available on Kwesé Play.

Speaking at the official launch Goabaone Kgosana, Country Manager for Kwesé Botswana, said, “Kwesé has reaffirmed its commitment to providing premium content to African viewers across multiple platforms. Kwesé Play first launched in South Africa in 2017 and is now in Botswana through this partnership with CENE Media.”

This unique partnership between CENE Media and Kwesé will unlock a whole new world of premium television viewing in Botswana.

To purchase Kwesé Play simply visit a Choppies store near you or visit www.cenemedia.com for more information.

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Botswana ISP CENE Media to offer Kwesé Play

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Econet Media’s video streaming platform Kwesé Play is now being streamed in Botswana following a tie-up with Internet provider CENE Media.

The agreement will see CENE Media use its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) service to deliver on-demand over-the-top (OTT) entertainment from Kwesé Play.

Along with Kwesé TV content, the Roku-powered streaming service provides Netflix, NBA TV, TED and Red Bull TV. The plug and play device allows the user to either connect to the Internet using an ethernet cable or through Wi-Fi.

“CENE Media have delighted to have partnered with one of the biggest content providers in Africa to bring live news, sport, massive libraries of new TV shows and movies,” said Neo Moroka, chairman of CENE Media.

With the launch, Goabaone Kgosana, manager for Kwesé Botswana, said that the company has reaffirmed its commitment to providing premium content to African viewers across multiple platforms.

The move follows the recent acquisition by Kwesé TV of a ‘significant’ stake in the African operation of video-on-demand (VOD) service iflix, to help it deliver mobile video content across the continent.

Source: https://www.rapidtvnews.com/2018030551153/botswana-isp-cene-media-to-offer-kwese-play.html#axzz598jZo7mh

Botswana – Internet Usage and Marketing Report

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Botswana, officially named the Republic of Botswana, is a landlocked nation in Southern Africa. Citizens of Botswana are Batswana (singular: Motswana), regardless of ethnicity. Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name after becoming independent within the British Commonwealth on 30 September 1966. It is bordered by South Africa to the south and southeast, Namibia to the west, Zambia to the north, and Zimbabwe to the northeast. The economy, closely tied to South Africa’s, is dominated by mining (especially diamonds), tourism, and cattle.

Internet Usage Statistics:
620,000 Internet users as of Nov/15, 28.4% of the population, according to IWS.

Latest Population Estimate:
2,182,719 population for 2015, according to US Census Bureau.

Country Area:
581,730 sq km

Internet Usage and Population Growth:

Botswana Internet UsageYEAR

 

 

 

 

Growing Internet Use and ICT in Botswana

Botswana Telecom Market – Overview and Statistics

Botswana is one of the continent’s wealthiest nations with a thriving economy mainly based on diamond exploitation and tourism. Major steps were taken in 2006 towards full liberalisation of the already competitive telecommunications sector. Mobile penetration has passed the 50% mark which is more than twice the African average.

Batswana now have access to world-class internet connections through providers like Cene Global Media who can provide some of the highest connection speeds in the country.

 

Source: http://www.internetworldstats.com/af/bw.htm