Kwese To Drive Its OTT And Video Streaming Services Across 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.