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Kwese TV Scales down Satellite TV offering

kwese shuts downKwese TV launched in Nigeria on October 19, 2017. Barely 13 months after and without any prior notice to her Customers and dealers, Kwese TV scales down it Channels from 76 to 15. A press release by the Company Management indicates that they have reviewed their business strategy and will shift focus to Internet broadcasting effective from Nov 1, 2018.

This development has seen the number of channels on Kwese TV reduce to 15. These channels are considered to be irrelevant by many Kwese TV Subscribers. Kwese TV commit to refund subscription payments made in November 2018 and those paid in advance. The current channels will be available for free until more contents are added.

This development has left Kwese TV subscribers and dealers disappointed in Kwese TV Management.

Below is the full Text from Kwese TV Management

HARARE, 1 November 2018 – In order to maintain its position as a leader in broadcasting innovation in Africa, Econet Media has reviewed its business strategy and service offerings, to align them with the changes in the global digital and satellite broadcasting sector, and growth in access to mobile and fixed broadband on the continent.

The strategy review will see Africa’s leading multiplatform broadcast network focusing on three core services; Kwesé Free Sports (KFS), Kwesé iflix and Kwesé Play.  KFS is Africa’s largest free-to-air TV service, Kwesé iflix is Africa’s leading mobile video-on-demand sports and entertainment platform while Kwesé Play is a leading-edge video streaming service with more than 200 sports, entertainment, kids and news channels including Red Bull TV, NBA, YouTube, TED and Bloomberg.

With increased focus on these three services, Econet Media will streamline its direct-to-home satellite television service. This will see the reduction of third-party channels available on the bouquet, as well as the removal of Kwesé branded sports (excluding KFS) and general entertainment channels. The broadcaster’s new bouquet will carry FTA, religious, and free news channels which will be available to viewers for a minimal fee, as the broadcaster will waive monthly subscription fees. Kwesé subscribers who have already paid their subscriptions for the month of November, or in advance, will receive a full refund.

Kwesé was launched at a time when the global pay television industry was in transition. Business models were evolving from traditional content rights linked to linear broadcast channels, to premium content rights moving towards digital media platforms.

Kwesé has built a satellite TV business with presence in 11 markets, a free-to-air business across 27 countries, delivered the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ across Africa to a network of 115 sub-license broadcasters across 37 countries – reaching over 200 million households, acquired a controlling stake in a leading mobile video-on-demand service, and launched its own OTT service Kwesé Play. The business has also managed to secure leading sports rights and general entertainment channels to build a compelling content offering across its platforms, making a significant shift in the continent’s complex and competitive media industry.

Having recognised the importance of carrying original local content, Econet Media will also establish its own content creation hub, Kwesé Studios. Through Kwesé Studios, Econet Media will invest in developing its own original programming and provide a platform for African producers, script writers, actors and directors to tell authentic African stories on a pan-African broadcast network.

These changes are in keeping with Kwesé’s commitment to providing affordable premium content, maintaining an innovative approach to content delivery and being attuned to audience viewing and purchasing habits.

As a consequence of the revised business model, Econet Media is reviewing its operational structures across all markets where Kwesé TV has presence which may result in changes to the company’s various business units.

Joe Hundah, Group President and Chief Executive of Econet Media, says the business’ repositioning is perfectly timed in response to market trends.

“We believe these changes will safeguard the future success of our business as we continue to make an indelible impact on Africa’s media industry. The revised business strategy will also ensure that Kwesé TV continues to remain competitive within the industry. Refocusing our business offering across markets, is a strategic move which aligns our business to OTT and video-on-demand trends which present significant growth opportunities for Kwesé. This renewed focus on digital services will see us providing new compelling offers for our customer’s enjoyment.”

“Additionally, through the development of the Kwesé Studios content hub, Econet Media will now have a legitimate claim to being the home of African content, as we will now create a place where Africans can tell their own stories and shape their own narrative.”

“Kwesé’s entry into the market had a game changing impact on the media industry. With these changes, we believe Kwesé will continue to positively disrupt the industry for the benefit of African consumers, as we continue to provide affordable premium content through digital media services.”

 

Sept 2018: Kwese TV Position on Carabao Games

carabao gamesBarring any last minute change, Kwese TV would not be showing the Carabao games (EFL Cup, former Carling Cup) including the Chelsea v Liverpool match.

A statement obtained from an insider reads, “We will not broadcast the tournament until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to having it back on our viewer’s screen very soon“.

All viewing center owners should take note and workout alternative ways to show the games.

How to Subscribe for Kwese Iflix with MTN Nigeria

how to subscribe for Kwese IflixThis article explains how to subscribe for Kwese Iflix App service on MTN Network. The procedure explained is useful for Airtel Nigeria Network users.

Kwesé iflix launched in Nigeria  in June 2018 just ahead of the 2018 World Cup games. Kwesé iflix is a joint-venture between Kwesé Media and iflix; a mobile platform that offers live content, video-on-demand and download-to-watch-later entertainment content. Continue reading “How to Subscribe for Kwese Iflix with MTN Nigeria”

How to Reset Kwese Decoder


Nov 2018: Barely 13 months after commencing operation in Nigeria and without any prior notice to her Customers and dealers, Kwese TV scales down it Channels from 76 to 15.


This article provides information on how to reset the Kwese TV Decoder. After guiding at least 20 Kwese TV clients to reset their decoder over the phone, I have documented the process for the benefit of others who have need to reset their decoders.

Some of the following events bring about the need to reset your decoder. Continue reading “How to Reset Kwese Decoder”

Proposal for Instituting Effective Computer Education in Nigerian Public Secondary Schools

PREAMBLE

During my time as Uredo House Junior Captain in Federal Government College, Ugwolawo, Kogi State (Year 2003/2004), a handful of my juniors were Computer literate. Whenever these computer literate students disagreed on the procedure for getting a task done on a computer they turned to me, their House Captain for clarity and final say. Each time this happened, I pacified them not to argue – I had not held a mouse at the time. Shortly after graduating from Secondary school, I enrolled for Computer training.

Years later, I undertook my one year National Youth Service at Ijaloke Grammar School, in Emure-Ekiti, Ekiti State. Upon resumption at Ijaloke, I was taken aback by the Vice principal confirmation that the school lived in the typewriters age. At this revelation, I requested her to reject my posting with the intent of seeking for a Place of Primary Assignment at the State Capital – Ado Ekiti. The Vice principal convinced me to stay back to create the change I wanted to see. I accepted the challenge.

 

NYSC Official commissioning Compuer room at Ijaloke Grammar School
NYSC Official commissioning the Computer room at Ijaloke Grammar School

I lead the effort that got the Schools administrative block reconnected to PHCN, set up a computer room and became the pioneer computer room teacher. Before then, I had adopted a Computer training center within the community where I introduced selected students to basic Computer application. The arrangement was possible with the support from the Center owner, Ayodele Cephas and an elite group within the community that donated NGN 20,000 for fueling the generator. Ekiti State Government under the administration of Governor Kayode Fayemi, donated two (2) new Desktop computers to the School.

I left Emure fulfilled, the school had an active computer training room with 5 Computers, 30 students knowledgeable in basic Application Software – Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel. Typing and printing of Examination questions became domiciled in the school.

In 2017, many public schools remain in the typewriters age. Some of them manage to teach computer theory. This development is largely due to a lack of commitment and coordinated effort in ensuring that Public school students are grounded in Computer application upon graduation.

My Emure-Ekiti experience afforded me firsthand experience of how effective computer education can be institutionalized in Nigerian public schools. This is important in an age that the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) is administered by Computer Based Test. More important is the realization that computer education in an ICT age is empowerment and must have skill.

Given the foregoing, I am putting forward this proposal to you and request your financial and moral support in making it a reality.

 

THE PROPOSAL

  • Institute practical, hands-on computer training in Nigerian Public Secondary Schools.
  • Training to include computer programming for interested students
  • Introduce Graphic Designing to Fine Arts Curricular
  • Introduce Digital Marketing to Secondary School Students.

METHODOLOGY

  • Design/Prepare a training Curricula – in Progress.
  • Get selected schools to set aside a building for computer education.
  • Equip computer room with at least 20 Desktops Computer/Laptop. With support from government, philanthropist, old students’ associations, individuals and corporate bodies.
  • Trainers will largely be Corps members. They will earn allowance for their efforts and commitment. Youths within the affected communities can also volunteer to support the project.

STAKEHOLDERS

  1. Old Students Associations
  2. Parent Teacher Associations
  3. Corporate Organisations
  4. Community Associations/Groups
  5. Philanthropists
  6. Federal/State Ministry of Education

STOPGAP PLAN

To form alignment with identified Computer training centers within communities to train selected students at subsidized rate. Training fees to be provided by sponsors – Individuals, Corporate organisations, Community leaders etc

APPEAL

I call upon all Nigerians to support this project by doing any of the following:

  1. Sponsor at least one child for Computer training at a cost of NGN 10,000.
  2. Donate Desktop Computer/Laptop to this project.
  3. Use your sphere of influence to initiate this project within your community.
  4. Contribute ideas on how to actualize this plan within your immediate community.

All contributions to this project will be duly acknowledged. Regular reports will be given on the implementation and beneficiaries. Lets do this for posterity and the betterment of the Nigerian Child. Thank You.

For sponsorship/enquiries/support you can reach me via mirthfemi@gmail.com & 07052193183

Social Media Marketing Training and 30 Days Sales Challenge

social media marketing trainingApplication Wheel Koncepts is organizing a Social Media Marketing training and 30 days Sales Challenge. The 3 days training will focus on Facebook and Instagram Ads. This training is for individuals who market a Unique and in demand product/service and others who want to build a Career in Digital/Social Media Marketing.

 

You will learn how to:

  • Create and Manage a Facebook Business Page
  • Run cost effective and converting Facebook and Instagram Ads
  • Increase sales and profits for your business
  • Position your offer so it attracts your IDEAL prospects
  • Get more leads for your products/services
  • Use Nairaland Ads, Email Marketing, Google Forms, Search Engine Optimization and Landing Page to attract leads and improve Sales of your products.

The Training Schedule is as Follows:
Date: May 29 – 31, 2018
Venue: No 4 Eric Moore Road, Surulere Lagos
Time: 10am – 4pm
Training Fee: NGN 20,000.00

 

Payment should be made to the account details below:
Account Name: Application Wheel Koncepts
Account No: 2026223520
Bank: First Bank

Registration closes on Monday, May 28, 2018. Kindly note that only 20 seats are available and will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis. For enquiry Call 07052193138

Training Requirements and Prerequisites
-Participants must be computer literate.
-A Laptop for the practical sessions.

Meet the Facilitator

The Training Facilitator is Olorunfemi Babatunde, He has Business Development experience in the Oil and Maritime, construction and ICT sectors and have 6 years Digital Marketing experience.

Download the training Slides from the Business and Career Section of Q and A App. Follow this link  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tolu.qanda to Download Q and A App from Google Playstore.

To book for Corporate and One-on-One training call: 07052193183

Note: All participants will be supported to get at least 30 Sales enquiries for their products within 30 days of putting the skills learnt at the training to use.

Make Kwese TV Subscription Payment at these Nigerian Banks

Kwese TV subscription payment just got easier! In addition to online payment platforms www.quickteller.com and www.mypaga.com and accredited dealer offices, Kwese TV subscription payment can be made at the under listed banks. Efforts are in place to enlist more banks. The Kwese Nigerian team is working hard to ensure that Kwese TV subscription payment is easy and convenient for Kwese TV customers.

Make Subscription Payment at these banks

  • United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA)
  • Wema Bank
  • Fidelity Bank Plc
  • Unity Bank
  • Heritage Bank
  • Skye Bank
  • First Bank
  • Heritage Bank
  • Zenith Bank
  • Sterling Bank

Procedure for making payment at the Bank

Follow the process described below to fill the Bank Teller:

  • On the Account name field write Kwese TV
  • On the Account Number field write your Decoder Account No (the Number usually begins with 2340……….)
  • On Depositor’s Name field, fill in your name as provided during registration with Kwese TV
  • On Amount Field: put the Amount to be paid (subscription amount).

If you changed subscription plan, e.g from One month payment to Seven days payment and If your subscription payment is not active within 20-30 minutes of making payment, call the Kwese TV Nigeria Customer Care line on 014407312 or Visit www.kwese.com to chat their customer Care rep, as soon as you provide them with your decoder account number, your subscription payment will be applied.

For Football viewing center owners, it is always advisable that you make timely payments and not wait till the rush hour.

Should you have more queries, do not hesitate to contact us at Application Wheel Koncepts. To Purchase Kwese decoder in Lagos Nigeria call 07052193183 or Visit our office at No. 58 Bode Thomas Street, Surulere, Lagos.

Valentine Message: Be Perfect as your heavenly Father is Perfect

Have you heard anyone say, “I am not God; I cannot be perfect, only God is perfect?” Each time I hear it from a friend, I remind them of Jesus teaching in Matthew 5: 48 “Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.” By calling us to perfection, Christ calls us to Love. What then is Love? The answer is found in 1st Corinthians 13:4-13.

“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.”

By calling us to perfection, is Jesus Christ asking for too much? At Mass today, being Ash Wednesday (the beginning of Lent, forty days fasting for Christians), Catholics across the world are reminded that “you are dust and to dust you will return”. It doesn’t matter how much cash reserve you have in your bank account or assets you can boast of – they will pass away. The only thing that will not end is the love you give and show. How much love do you have in your reserve, what is your Love net worth?

Never forget that you are a gift to our world. How much of your gift are you blessing the world with? Don’t spend your life time doing nothing about your talents and gifts; let them embolden you to act, to love, to give and grow.

In the Pursuit of your dreams, let love be your guide. I will close my message with Jesus teaching as captured in Matthew 5-43-48

43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’  44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so? 48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Nigeria: A Nation Without Conscience?

“Make straight the way of the Lord” cried John the Baptist, forerunner of Jesus Christ. His earthly assignment was to call the people of Israel to repentance and prepare them for the coming of the Messiah. The bible records John as a righteous and fearless man. These rare attributes eventually saw him beheaded – He died for what he lived for and believed in.

For me, writing about Nigeria is sometimes painful, yet a patriotic exercise. I liken it to a parent who has given up on an errant child but decide to try one last time. I have reached a point where my hope for a better Nigeria is hinged only on HOPE. At the moment, the pointers to a prosperous Nigeria are largely elusive.

Nigerians are not unawares of the problems plaguing the nation. At the root of our many problems is lack of good leadership. Proper diagnoses of our leadership problems do not spare the followership of faults. We have a followership that is active in talking, finding faults but missing in action when it counts – at the polls. Are you 18 years old or more? Do you have your voter’s card? Don’t tell me votes don’t count in Nigeria – it’s the lamest excuse to give and I find it unacceptable.

During election, we all seem to focus on the “big” positions – Presidency and Governorship; we forget that every piece in the puzzle count. Going forward, we must ensure to give importance to Local Government Chairmen, Councillorship and House of Assembly elections.

We risk nursing a population that revel in trivialities on social media and lose contact with reality. It is an eternal truth that politicians who are well connected with the grass root and understand the language of the people are the ones that are victorious at the polls. How can technology be deployed by well-meaning and good intentioned political office hopefuls in engaging the grass root? Are there politicians and mobile App developers thinking in this line? Is there a value that can be delivered to the farmer, petty market woman, aging and students through a mobile app? or all we can do is throw banters on Facebook and WhatsApp while nursing a pitiable space for the unborn generation?

What values do you espouse as a Nigerian? As a Man of God, do you teach the truth from the pulpit without fear of who the truth pebbles hit? Do you charge your members who hold leadership positions in government to deliver on their mandates? Do you call them to meetings or write them letters appraising their performance and admonishing them as Apostle Paul would have done? As a doctor in a government hospital, do you sacrifice your duty for your private practice leaving the fate of dying men/women in the hands of interns? As a Youth Corp member are you impacting knowledge at your place of primary assignment or you made yourself a god to be served? As a Civil Servant, how devoted are you in the discharge of your responsibilities? As a teacher, how are you shaping the future of learners under your care?

It is true that the world is becoming a global village, should we not care about our side of the village? Search your mind for what you are contributing to the current state of the Nigerian nation. Like John the Baptist can you say you were sent to the people of Nigeria by God for a purpose? Can you say you are living for what you believe in? What are you living for? What do you believe in? We all must treat Nigeria as good parents treat their Children, giving, loving and working selflessly to ensuring a great future for them not minding the cost and price paid.

The soul of this nation is a summation of the consciences of her citizens. We all cannot be playing victims of failed leadership when those positions are occupied by our brothers and sisters and will probably be occupied by us and our sons and daughters sometime in the future. Take this piece as a call for examination of conscience and call to repentance. Lets give Nigeria a chance to be the Great Nation God destines it to be. Arise o Compatriot and lets make our Nation the pride and bride of Africa.

Photo Credit: therenaissanceng.com

Grow your Business Watching Kwesé TV Exclusive Channel 405

Kwesé exclusive Channel 405 (Kwesé Inc) is one reason for any growth minded entrepreneur/ business executive to purchase a Kwesé decoder. Kwesé Inc is an exclusive channel of Kwesé TV, designed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. It features premium content that entertains, educate and inspire entrepreneurs.

Kwesé Inc can be likened to some aspects of a typical business school curriculum-Business Case Studies, Analysis of Business problems, Strategy, Business plans and information on lean business processes. With programs like Shark Tank, The Profits, Hatcher, the Making of a Billionaire etc watching Kwesé Inc will expose you to live business case studies, Startups, lessons from top entrepreneurs, you will learn how to pitch to investors and write a good Business plan. At the last check, attending the Executive MBA program of Lagos Business school costs a little above 4 million Naira; an amount that will keep you subscribed to Kwesé TV for a 53 years period. Note: I am not offering Kwesé Inc as an alternative to Business School education, however, it is complementary.

See list of Kwese TV Channels

Here is an enlightenment and advice I offer to my Kwesé TV clients before or after their purchase of Kwesé decoder, “Kwesé TV is owned by Econet Group, they are the first telecommunication company to operate in the Nigerian telecoms market. They were sent out of Nigeria by corruption. Dr. Strive Masiyiwa once shared the details on his Facebook Page. He is one of Africa’s finest Entrepreneurs and was recently announced as the first Zimbabwe Billionaire with a net worth of 1.7 Billion USD. Do well to follow him on Facebook. He makes out time to share a post weekly on his Facebook page”.

Some top reasons why my clients love Kwesé includes access to exclusive content like NBA TV, ESPN, Kwesé Inc and Kwese Kids. Kwesé TV has about 15 exclusive Channels. Other reasons include:

  • High Definition Channels
  • Ability to watch Kwese TV full Channels on mobile at no extra cost
  • Ability to record and Catch Up favorite programs
  • Flexible payment option – 3 days, 7 days and Monthly

If you are not Watching Kwesé TV, what then are you watching? Invest in Kwesé TV today and connect with useful information that will grow your business.

If you have any questions or need to purchase a Kwesé decoder in Lagos Nigeria do not hesitate to contact us 07052193183.  Submit your email in the subscription box on this page to be the first to get new posts/information about Kwesé TV and Join the Kwesé TV Nigeria Fans Facebook Group.