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Kwesé TV Is No MORE! Company Goes Digital With Kwesé Play, Kwesé Free Sports & Kwesé Iflix.



In order to maintain its position as a leader in broadcasting innovation in Africa, Econet Media has reviewed its business strategy and service offerings, to align them to changes in the global digital and satellite broadcasting sector, and growth in access to mobile and fixed broadband on the continent.

The strategy review will see Africa’s leading multiplatform broadcast network focus on three core services; Kwesé Free Sports (KFS), Kwesé iflix and Kwesé Play. KFS is Africa’s largest free-to-air TV service, Kwesé iflix is Africa’s leading mobile video-on-demand sports and entertainment platform while Kwesé Play is a leading-edge video streaming service with more than 200 sports, entertainment, kids and news channels including Red Bull TV, NBA, YouTube, TED and Bloomberg.

With increased focus on these three services, Econet Media will streamline its direct-to-home satellite television service. This will see the reduction of third party channels available on the bouquet, as well as the removal of Kwesé branded sports (excluding KFS) and general entertainment channels. The broadcaster’s new bouquet will carry FTA, religious, and free news channels which will be available to viewers for a minimal fee, as the broadcaster will waive monthly subscription fees. Kwesé subscribers who have already paid their subscriptions for the month of November, or in advance, will receive a full refund.

Kwesé was launched at a time when the global pay television industry was in transition. Business models were evolving from traditional content rights linked to linear broadcast channels, to premium content rights moving towards digital media platforms.

Kwesé has built a satellite TV business with presence in 11 markets, a free-to-air business across 27 countries, delivered the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ across Africa to a network of 115 sub-license broadcasters across 37 countries – reaching over 200 million households, acquired a controlling stake in a leading mobile video-on-demand service, and launched its own OTT service Kwesé Play. The business has also managed to secure leading sports rights and general entertainment channels to build a compelling content offering across its platforms, making a significant shift in the continent’s complex and competitive media industry.

Having recognized the importance of carrying original local content, Econet Media will also establish its own content creation hub, Kwesé Studios. Through Kwesé Studios, Econet Media will invest in developing its own original programming and provide a platform for African producers, script writers, actors and directors to tell authentic African stories on a pan-African broadcast network.

These changes are in keeping with Kwesé’s commitment to providing affordable premium content, maintaining an innovative approach to content delivery and being attuned to audience viewing and purchasing habits.

As a consequence of the revised business model, Econet Media is reviewing its operational structures across all markets where Kwesé TV has presence which may result in changes to the company’s various business units.

Joe Hundah, Group President and Chief Executive of Econet Media, says the business’ repositioning is perfectly timed in response to market trends.

“We believe these changes will safeguard the future success of our business as we continue to make an indelible impact on Africa’s media industry. The revised business strategy will also ensure that Kwesé TV continues to remain competitive within the industry. Refocusing our business offering across markets, is a strategic move which aligns our business to OTT and video-on-demand trends which present significant growth opportunities for Kwesé. This renewed focus on digital services will see us provide new compelling offers for our customer’s enjoyment.”

“Additionally, through the development of the Kwesé Studios content hub, Econet Media will now have a legitimate claim to being the home of African content, as we will now create a place where Africans can tell their own stories and shape their own narrative.”

“Kwesé’s entry into the market had a game changing impact on the media industry. With these changes, we believe Kwesé will continue to positively disrupt the industry for the benefit of African consumers, as we continue to provide affordable premium content through digital media services.”

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.


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“We Are Not Accepting Nudity On MGL Platforms. – M.D., Santokh Singh



The Managing Director of Multimedia Group Limited (MGL)-Multi TV, Mr. Santokh Singh has hinted that, any short film that integrates a song with imagery, and is produced for promotional or artistic purposes; music video that contains nudity won't gain an air play on the media group's plaforms.

According to the Managing Director of the media entity, this decision has the objective of sensitizing uncultured and unethical products that are being consumed by the general public, a development he claims is leading the youth astray.

He made this revelation while speaking to astute Radio presenter and Disc Jockey, Andrew Amoh popularly known as Andy Dosty on an Accra-based Hitz 103.9 FM which is a subsidiary company to Multimedia Group Limited (MGL), Ghana.

Mr. Santokh who expressed disappointment in how some musicians use their position as celebrity to promote nudity in their music videos stated that, nudity especially in the music videos and as brand is draining the youth, as a lot of the young folks follow them and see them as their role models.

According to Mr. Santokh, musicians can use their voices and music videos to promote themselves in a positive way and not always using models who are half naked on social media. 

He reiterated that his office as the Managing Director Multi TV (Multimedia Group Limited),  won’t entertain any music video that has nudity in it and won’t promote personalities who expose themselves on social media irrespective your brand.

The Managing Director of Multimedia Group Limited (MGL)- Multi TV, Mr. Santokh Singh urge Ghanaian celebrities and other traditional mass communication media to succumb to treatment and come together to project the African continent in a healthy way.

The Multimedia is a media group in Ghana which was established in 1994 by Ghanaian entrepreneur, Mr. Kwasi Twum. It has six radio stations, six news websites and a satellite television network. The group has won several local and international awards for its leadership in information communication in Ghana and the world. Its pioneer radio station, Joy FM was adjudged the second best radio station on the African continent by the British Broadcasting Corporation in 2006.

Multimedia Group owns six radio and Tv stations in the Ashanti Region and Greater Accra Region. The stations are; Joy FM, Luv FM, Nhyira FM, Asempa FM, Hitz FM and Adom FM, Adom Tv, Joy Prime. The group operates a satellite television station with several channels, Multi Tv. It has affiliations with several radio stations in Ghana and thirteen in Europe.

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Mark Okraku Mantey Clamps Down On Nudity In Music Videos.



The President of the Creative Arts Industry and entertainment critic, Mark Okraku Mantey, has slammed musicians for always using half naked girls in their music videos.Advertisement

According to Mark, he cannot comprehend why in most music videos, the men are fully covered while the females are practically naked.

He stated that such act is not right adding that musicians must portray the culture of Ghana in their videos and stop showing explicit content.

Mark Okraku Mantey further stated that there should be a system to check such things and how the youth also consume explicit content.

“Most of our videos, you will see the woman half naked and the man fully dressed. It sends a signal that the men are covering themselves and making the women be girls, and it’s not cool.

Sarkodie’s Lucky video, for example, Sarkodie was full dressed-all white but the ladies in Bikini exposing their parts, why?.

We must build our culture. We need to have a system that checks how young people consume sexual content”, Mark Okraku noted.

It is very common to see naked or half-clothed girls in music videos in recent times and musicians claim that such scenes make the video attractive and pleasing to watch.

Some musicians also claim that “sex sells” and having naked girls in their music videos also portrays the beauty of women.

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Nkosuohene To Be Honored At 3G Awards – 2019.



3G Media Group Doing Business as Rosette's Multi-Service, which produces the Annual 3G Awards 2019 in New York proudly announces one of the Honorees. The Board and entire 3G Team proudly accepts the nomination of a distinguished and award-winning Ghanaian Journalist, Francis Frempong Manso known as Nkosuohene, whose excellence have won for him numerous awards and followers, globally.

The 3G Awards 2019 will be held on Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 starting at 9 pm @ Berean Hall, 1661 Boon Avenue, Bronx NY 10460 (Entrance on E 173 ST), 9pm-3am. The event dubbed "A Night of Heroes" recognizes the sacrifice and dedication of the leading trailblazers of the greater Ghanaian and Global communities.

Francis Frempong Manso has received awards such as, Africa Best Radio Personality of the Year, Best Presenter of the Year - Germany and Best Presenter of the Year - TopAfric Radio. Nkosuohene is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Nkosuo Tv, Nkosuohene African Wear Collections - which seeks elevate the Ghanaian and African products abroad.

Nkosuohene is a Ghanaian Freelance Journalist, Radio Presenter, Entrepreneur based in Denmark. He's worked as a radio broadcaster in Berlin, which aired to listeners all around Africa, Europe and Asia. Due to the skills and experience accumulated, he was offered the role of a broadcaster at TopAfric Radio in Hamburg, Germany.

He has interviewed African personalities from all sort of industry. These includes Former President of Ghana - John Agyekum Kufuor, Ghana Ambassador to Israel - H.E. Mrs. Hannah Ama Nyarko, Kuami Eugene, Sarkodie, Kaakie etc.

Last year's event was historical and was graced by some of the following honorees; Emelia Brobbey(Actress), Kofi Adomah Wanwani (Kofi TV), Dan Kwaku Yeboah(Peace FM), Captain Smart (AdomTV), Delay, Koofori, Counsellor Lutterodt, and Hon. Kwamena Duncan, Central Regional Minister.

Other Past honorees of the 3G Awards Gala have included; Hollywood Actor Abraham Attah; Former New York Senator, Hassel-Smith, Boxing Legend; Michael Spinks, Hon Kennedy Ohene-Agyapong, MP, Tommy Smythe, ESPN’s Sports Presenter/Analyst; Boxing legend, Azuma Nelson; Dr. Akwasi Appiah; The Black Stars’ Captain, Asamoah Gyan; and many others.

Investigroup is sponsoring this year's event as well as Prestige Travel and Tours and Heavenly JIC Decoration and Event Management. Music will be provided FSR VJs headed by the dynamic DJ Prince Paul. There will also be a live performance by musical performance. Media Partners; Afrikan Post, Christian Journal, Adinkra TV, Kofi TV, Bak TV, HRE TV, Peace FM, Multimedia, Joba TV, Highlife Radio, GoldenRadio Worcester, Vitalghradio and Keymama Show.

Supported by Ghana Chamber of Commerce USA, NCOGA, Mr. CNN/3G Fan Club, TADMI and Counsellor Lutterodt Foundation. The Annual 3G Awards is represented in Ghana by Koofori and Counsellor Lutterodt.

Below are the images captured from the donation exercise made by the Nkosuo Charity Organization.

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Champagnee Lee Takes Over WatsUp TV As The Official Host.



Champagnee Lee aka Faisal Carter is about to make television interesting and delightful to watch, as he steps up as the official the official Tv Host for pan African TV show dubbed, WatsUp TV.

Faisal Bawa also know as Faisal Carter aka Champagnee Lee, hails from the western region of Ghana, born on the 10th of September To Nelly Zwennes and Leonard Ali Bawa.

He had his primary and secondary schooling all in Takoradi( Oil City). Moved to Accra to pursue his dreams. MCing a lot of events and shows in the capital and hosting online radio shows.

He is currently the host of Watsup Tv, A pan African TV show. Champagnee Lee is fast becoming a force to reckon with when it comes to TV hosting and events Mcing.With his skills and swag, he catches the attention of many with his presence as well.

Make sure to check him out on his social media handles and wish him a happy birthday.

@Champagneelee on Instagram.
@Champagneelee on Twitter.
@Faisal Carter on Facebook.

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