Kwese TV Wins License Reversal
KWESE TV’s partnership with Dr Dish as its content distribution was put to the test when Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe claimed that it has canceled Dr Dish’s license.
On Wednesday, the High Court withheld ruling on whether an application by Econet Group’s pay television service, Kwese TV, in which it is challenging the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (Baz) over an operating license. And today the high court passed their judgment in favor of Kwese.
Below is an extract from the court ruling:
Pending the final determination of this matter, it is ordered that:
- The operation of the purported termination of Application’s content Distribution Service License Number CD 0004 through a letter dated 22 August 2017 signed by second Respondent on the First Respondent’s letterhead be and is hereby suspended.
- “Applicant shall be entitled to enjoy the full right and benefits of its license as if the said letter of 22 August 2017 does not exit.
- Applicant shall be entitled to distribute the Econet Media Limited (Mauritius)” content based on the technical standards notified by the Applicant to first Respondent and accepted by First Respondent on 21 October 2016.
You can download the full ruling here.
Currently, Kwese TV is operating in Botswana, Ghana, Lesotho, Rwanda and Zambia.