OTT - Internet TV

Kwese To Drive Its OTT And Video Streaming Services Across Africa

Kwese TV, Africa's Pay-TV broadcaster has chosen Alpha Networks to deliver its over-the-top (OTT) services. These will include Kwese's TV App across Africa and Kwese Play  TV in South Africa.

According to sources close to the matter, Alpha Networks’ responsibility is to provide its Tucano back-end platform to run Kwese digital video service, which supports Kwese pay and free-to-air satellite TV as well as direct-to-home (DTH) services. The OTT services which are available on the go on iOS and Android mobile devices, Windows, and Roku-powered set-top boxes will be made available to 18 Sub Saharan African countries.

The Tucano CMS supports video-on-demand (VOD) and live EPG content with enhanced editorial and promotional features.

Mr Joe Hundah, President and CEO at Kwese TV said:  “We are excited to come into partnership with Alpha Networks to ensure the creation and sustenance of end-user experience that is seamless for our Kwesé Play and Kwesé TV services using the Tucano back-end software platform.”

CEO of Alpha Networks, Kris Warreyn, spoke of the complexities experienced in the pay-TV environment, especially of the more demanding nature of the audience and other stakeholders. He said that their plan as an operator is to deliver a variety of live and VOD content, either paid or Freemium.


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