The launch of the new website and app, which is available on both Android and iOS, comes after Kwesé and ESPN signed a long-term collaboration agreement to bring sporting content to Afrikan viewers.
“We are taking sports coverage to a whole new level by delivering a dedicated digital destination which offers coverage at a standard not seen in Africa before. The combination of this website and our comprehensive sports broadcast offering through the ESPN channel, Kwesé Sports 1 & 2 and Kwesé Free Sports establishes Kwesé as a leading sports destination in Africa.” said Joseph Hundah, President and CEO at Econet Media.
The new website provides coverage and content on sports such as Football, Basketball, Cricket, Rugby, Boxing, MMA, Motorsports (including F1, Indy500), Athletics, Tennis, and American sports (NFL, MLB, NHL).
There is also a section on the KweseESPN website titled “African All-Stars” which provides "news and stories about African sports stars competing all around the world and extensive coverage of African football, rugby, basketball, netball and cricket leagues which include live scores, highlights and previews".
Hundah added that their synergy with ESPN will "result in a game changing proposition for African sports fans. This winning combination will allow for unprecedented digital coverage of events like the NBA and FIFA World Cup. The recent Anthony Joshua World Heavyweight title fight is an example of how the combination of Kwesé Sports and ESPN were able to take major sports events to another level for African sports fans. We look forward to deepening this relationship for the benefit of our viewers and sports fans across the continent.”
The introduction of Kwesé has presented sports viewers in Afrika with an alternative to the dominant Supersport channels owned by MultiChoice's DStv.
“Nobody covers the news, events and the ‘Game-around-the-Game’ of worldwide sport the way ESPN does,” added Patrick Stiegman, Vice President, Global Digital Content, ESPN. “That is now blended with Kwesé’s uniquely African coverage, expertise and insight. The result is the best digital home for African sports fans. Whether on a phone, tablet or computer, on the Web or on the app, they can get live scores, news, highlights, features, statistics and more.” concluded Hundah.