Kwesé Sports, Econet Media’s sports content platform has signed an exclusive one-year deal with the Council of Southern Africa Football Association (COSAFA) which commenced on 1 November 2016 with an option of extension for another two years. The deal includes the broadcast rights for the COSAFA U20 and Women’s Tournament to fans across sub-Saharan Africa.
Kwesé Sports has secured both Free to Air and Pay TV rights, COSAFA content will also be streamed live on the Kwesé Sports website as well as on the official Kwesé App which is available on Android and IOS. Programming will include live games, highlights and catchup.
Speaking on local content, CEO of Econet Media Joseph Hundah said “We are working towards being the hub for everything sports related on the African continent, be it local or international. We aim to bring the best in premium content from all over the world complemented by an extensive selection of local tournaments”.
Kwesé Sports has exclusive pan-African rights for some of the world’s leading sports content including the EPL, NBA, Formula One, EFC, The Spanish Copa Del Rey, English Rugby and Brazilian soccer to name a few. The move to acquire COSAFA rights is one that follows the acquisition of Africa Netball and is in efforts to diversify programming and strike a feasible balance between Kwesé international and local offering
“COSAFA is delighted that it’s U20 Youth Championship and Women’s Championship will be reliably televised and brought to the continent thereby showcasing the competitions and providing exposure to the players and referees of the southern Africa Region” said COSAFA’s Chairman of Competitons Mr Timothy Shongwe.