Kwese TV allowed operating while awaiting the Supreme Court verdict (Zimbabwe)


By Servan Ahougnon | Agence EcoFin October 4, 2017

There is a new development in the Kwese TV affair in Zimbabwe. Indeed, while the activities of Econet’s subsidiary were suspended after an appeal of the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ), Kwese TV was given the permission to broadcast awaiting the decision of the Supreme Court.

The pay-tv channel owned by Strive Masiyiwa (picture) demanded the High Court to allow the continuing of its services, awaiting the decision of the Supreme Court. This authorization was given to Kwese TV and its partner Dr Dish, last September 29. This decision relieves Econet which may have not been able to offer its services for several months, while awaiting the decision of the Supreme Court.

This turn of event should not please BAZ much, though it has kept quiet about the decision of the High Court so far. Meanwhile, DsTV which virtual holds the pay-TV market’s monopole in Zimbabwe, is preparing to face the competition by reducing subscription cost for its customers.

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