Pan-African media group Econet Media and the Raising Africa Media Incorporated (RAM) have launched Kwesé Free Sports in Liberia – Africa’s oldest republic. Kwesé Free Sports, Africa’s largest free-to-air channel, will now be available on CLAR TV (Channel 5), introducing a 24-hour premium sports channel for Liberian audiences to enjoy.
Kwesé Free Sports is a free-to-air channel which offers unrestricted access to premium sports content including the Premier League, the NFL, Brazil Serie A, Copa Del Rey, motorsports, international boxing and so much more. The channel also has exclusive free-to-air rights to broadcast the 2017/2018 NBA Season, Play-Offs and Finals as well as the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The channel is available in 26 countries, including Liberia, on free-to-air analogue and digital terrestrial television (DTT). This means Kwesé Free Sports will now become Liberia’s 24/7 local sports channel accessible across the country on any free-to-air end-user antenna, set-top-box, and all DTT platforms.
As an affiliate to RAM, CLAR TV of Royal Communications Inc., will provide the broadcast platform for Econet Media’s Kwesé Free Sports, which has signed a carriage agreement with RAM.
RAM Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and President, Gerald Sherman, “We are excited to bring premium sports content to Liberia through our agreement with Econet Media. Local audiences are looking for compelling content and we believe that Kwesé Free Sports represents the very best in premium free-to-air content. RAM is premised on connecting ideas and empowering people and Kwesé Free Sports is the perfect fit for our network of channels”.
“Kwesé Free Sports continues to grow from strength-to-strength and we are proud to add Liberia to our network through our partnership with RAM. We look forward to dazzling local fans with our world class coverage of some of the best in international and African sports programming” said Joseph Hundah, President and Chief Executive of Econet Media.
Kwesé Free Sports programming began broadcasting on CLAR TV on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, the 2nd November. Liberian viewers can catch all the action by tuning into Channel 5 on using antennas and free-to-air set-top-boxes.
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.
Kwesé Free Sports
Kwesé Free Sports is Africa’s largest and only Pan-African Free-To-Air (FTA) channel available in more than 24 countries in Africa. It offers live premium sports viewing to fanatics across Africa for free. Watch Kwesé Free Sport on Kwesé’s satellite TV service, using the Kwesé TV decoders or on your FTA Set Top Box (STB) with no subscription fee. Viewers can also live stream the channel on Kwesé’s mobile app available for download on all Apple and Android devices or on the web on www.kwese.espn.com wherever they are, whenever they want. Don’t miss the Premier League live, NBA, various FIFA tournaments including the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia and leagues, NFL, AVIVA Premiership Rugby as well as sport themed magazine shows only on Kwesé Free Sports.
Kwesé Sports is Econet Media’s exclusive sports content platform available on the Kwesé TV network. Through Econet Media’s pan-African presence, Kwesé Sports is accessible in a growing number of countries across Sub-Saharan Africa offering the very best in international and African sports. Kwesé Sports is the home of premium sports programming bringing the world’s leading sporting formats and leagues to the continent. Kwesé Sports holds rights to some of the most popular sporting leagues such as the NBA, various FIFA tournaments and leagues, NFL, Copa del Rey and so much more. Kwesé is also the exclusive home of ESPN offering 24 hours of comprehensive sports coverage.
Through Kwesé TV’s multiplatform offering, Kwesé Sports fans can access up to the minute sports news, updates and analysis on the go on Kwesé and ESPN’s collaborative digital and mobile platforms KweseESPN.com and the KweseESPN app.
Raising Africa Media (RAM)
A Media and Entertainment company, duly-registered, locally incorporated, and founded by Chief Executive Officer and President, Gerald Sherman, RAM is a highly networked business that is ushering the development of media, entertainment, and people, as a means to reshape how, where, and when content and information are consumed. RAM maintains strong alliances and relationships between South Africa, Malawi, Zambia, West Africa, and the United States.
Raising Africa Media Incorporated is building on five key pillars to create an eco-system that covers not only media and entertainment, but is also built to solve problems today, for a future where consumers, partners, and citizens from mass markets to niche markets can access and enjoy goods, services, products, initiatives, programs, and projects at affordable and targeted prices and contributions; with premium and quality benefits.
Through our vision, mission, services, products, initiatives, programs, and projects. RAM aims to be recognized, trusted, and recommended above all others by consumers, partners, and citizens. RAM seeks to connect ideas and empower people to positively change communities, country, and world.
CLAR TV – Liberia – Channel 5
CLAR TV is a privately Liberian-owned analogue licensed television station that formally launched into the Liberian market in 2004. CLAR is owned by Mr. George Weah, Liberia’s international football star; former World best footballer; UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador; current National Legislative Senator; and candidate for President of the Republic of Liberia. CLAR TV, is a part of Royal Communications Inc., (RCI) and an affiliate of Kings FM 88.5 and City FM 90.2 – two of the leading radio stations in the Liberian market with thousands of weekly radio listeners.