All You Need to Know About Kwesé as It Launches in Nigeria

All You Need to Know About Kwesé as It Launches in Nigeria

Kwesé launched in Nigeria on October 19 and in the highly competitive pay-TV market, these are the things you need to know about this new entrant that looks like a strong contender for the market leadership position with DStv.

  1. It has 3 Different Platforms

Kwesé can be watched via the traditional dish and decoder, with the Kwesé app on Android and iOS and the streaming device called Kwesé Play (only in South Africa for now).

  1. The Kwesé app Gives You Free Channels to Watch

You get to watch some free channels if you download the Kwesé app on your smartphone. These channels are currently available in Nigeria, ITV Network, KTN News, Spurs TV, LFC TV, CITY TV, Arsenal Media, Kwesé Free Sports Africa, Kwesé Free Sports.

  1. You can watch Kwesé Free Sports on Terrestrial Television

Kwesé Free Sports is available on UHF 32 if you are in Lagos and on digital platforms where their partners DMS formerly DBN are available. They only break from Kwesé a few times in the morning and evening, so you can watch some premium content like 1 English Premier League match per week and Anthony Joshua vs. Carlos Takam totally free.

  1. Price of Decoder and Dish

The Kwesé decoder alone goes for N 5,740 and the decoder plus dish and installation costs N10,960.

  1. Subscription Plans

Kwesé  has 3-day for N990, 7-day for N1,850 and 30-day plan going for N6,275.

  1. List of Channels

The following are Channels Available on Kwesé  (may change as time goes on)

Series & movies

  1. Kwesé Prime
  2. Kwesé Stories
  3. Kwesé Movies 1
  4. Kwesé Movies 2
  5. Kwesé Movies 3
  6. AMC
  7. Viceland
  8. Passion
  9. African Movie Channel Series
  10. Zee BollyNova
  11. Zee Bollymovies
  12. African Movie Channel
  13. True Series & Movies
  14. CBS Reality
  15. E! Entertainment (Coming Soon)


  1. Kwesé Sport1
  2. Kwesé Sport2
  3. ESPN
  4. NBA
  5. Liverpool TV
  6. E Sport TV

Factual & Lifestyle

  1. Kwesé Know
  2. Kwesé Inc.
  3. Odisseia
  4. DTX
  5. Animal Planet
  6. Discovery Science
  7. iDX
  8. Travel Channel
  9. FLN
  10. Fashion One

Kids Channels

  1. Kwesé Kids
  2. Dreamworks
  3. Toonami
  4. Cartoon Network
  5. Boomerang
  6. POP
  7. CBeeBies (Coming Soon)
  8. JimJam


  1. Revolt
  2. HIP TV (Coming Soon)
  3. Trace Africa
  4. Trace Mziki
  5. Trace Gospel
  6. Box Africa

News & Business

  1. CNN
  2. BBC World News
  3. Sky News
  4. TVC News
  5. AfricaNews
  6. Al Jazeera
  7. Bloomberg
  8. CNBC
  9. France 24
  10. DW


  1. Dove TV
  2. Hillsong
  3. EWTN
  4. FLOW TV
  5. ITV

Free To Air (FTA) – National broadcaster

  1. NTA International
  2. FTA – KFS
  3. Kwesé Free Sport
  4. Kwesé Free Sport Nigeria7. Ownership

Zimbabwean billionaire Strive Masiyiwa owner of Econet Wireless also own Kwesé  and he is determined to have it become the leading pay-TV in Africa already launched in 13 countries.

  1. Russia 2018 World Cup and EPL Broadcast Rights

Kwesé Free Sports has exclusive free-to-air rights to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia and the English Premier League. Although this means they can only show one EPL match per week.

9. Great for NBA and American Football Fans

If you love the NBA and the NFL (American football) you will find Kwesé Sports has you fully covered. It is the exclusive broadcast partner of the NBA and NFL in sub-Saharan Africa.

      10. Availability

Kwesé  is available across Nigeria, you can go out and get your dish and decoder right now if you want. Visit their website to learn more.

Editor’s Note: TSTV to Start Selling Decoders on November 1 as DStv Introduces Paused Subscription




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