-Thousands view inauguration online for free
Thousands of Liberians were able to view an online live streaming of Monday’s inauguration of the new President of Liberia, George Manneh Weah, for free, even if they did not have internet data, thanks to an innovative partnership between Orange Liberia and Kwesé TV, according to a press release issued in Monrovia.
Kwesé TV is an African owned media company that provides Pay TV, Free-to-Air TV and Digital TV in multiple countries in Africa. The company made its first contribution to Liberia’s television market by producing video content and packaging it into a web platform (watchkwese.com), while Orange delivered the streaming for free, with great quality, to thousands of simultaneous users on their mobile phones, thanks to its powerful 4G-LTE network, the release added.
The two companies noted that the inauguration broadcast is the first of many innovative projects that will be announced in the future. The Chief Marketing Officer for Orange Liberia, Noel Chateau, said availing this content totally free of charge was important for the company, which saw it as a gift to the Liberian people to watch this historic event from everywhere, “without paying anything.”
Chateau said mobile TV, with news and entertainment, has grown significantly around the world and that Orange was planning to avail such services in Liberia.
“We will be working hard to provide a new, innovative, affordable, no-hassle way for Liberians to get access on their mobile to all of the great entertainment they get on satellite television,” Chateau said, adding that it was part Orange Liberia’s plan to revolutionize the way Liberians get their music and television content.
Orange subscribers who were able to view the inauguration via Kwesé TV described it as “God sent” on social media.
“I had been trying to figure out how I would get to see the inauguration and once Orange said that they would stream the event and I would be able to see it totally for free was a relief. Orange is the masses’ GSM Company that cares about the Liberian people,” noted one subscriber.
Orange meanwhile announced that its customers can continue to access the inauguration event online on watchkwese.com for free and without having to use their internet data until Wednesday, January 24th (today), the release said.