iflix, a Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) service for emerging markets, and Econet Media’s Pan-African media company Kwesé recently partnered to bring the very best in streaming entertainment services to sub-Saharan Africa with a focus on smartphone users.
At launch, iflix Africa will offer consumers throughout the region unlimited access to an extensive range of TV shows, movies and more, including many first-run exclusives and award-winning programs.The service will include the best of Hollywood, Nollywood, regional and local programs, over 2,000 episodes of children’s content, as well as an extensive collection of highly acclaimed locally commissioned African series and movies exclusive to iflix Africa.
According to Regional Head of iflix Africa, Andre de Wet said: “This collaboration represents an incredibly momentous step in iflix’s growth story as we launch in Africa with a partner who shares our vision and commitment to deliver an outstanding service and unrivaled experience for our customers. We are very excited about the deal and what it means for our customers and shareholders in the future.”
iflix Africa will soon make its world-class video-on-demand service available in Zimbabwe to Econet Wireless mobile subscribers.
“As a next-generation African media company our aim is to play a central role in the evolution of the media industry on the continent. Critical to this is partnering with best-of-breed companies to bring cutting-edge content and services to Africa. This is a significant addition to our multi-platform content distribution model which delivers the very best content to African viewers,” said Econet Media President and group CEO, Joseph Hundah.
Kwesé has pay-tv service Kwese TV, free-to-air channel Kwese Free Sports, and its digital platforms i.e. KweseESPN.com and mobile TV through the Kwese App. iflix is currently available in 18 markets across Asia and MENA and is launching across sub-Saharan Africa with initial launches in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.