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FIFA blacklists ZTV over $35,000?

by Staff reporter
12 Jun 2018 at 15:00hrs | Views
There are unconfirmed reports that FIFA has refused to receive the payment from Econet Media (Kwese TV) on behalf of ZBC to beam the 2018 FIFA Word Cup.

It is alleged that FIFA is refusing because ZBC owes $35,000 from 2014 games.

Kwesé recently announced that it will be broadcasting all 64 FIFA World Cup matches live in Zimbabwe on all its digital platforms including its popular Kwese satellite TV, mobile devices through its newly launched 'Kwese-iflix' mobile App, as well as on ZBC TV, through a partnership deal it has struck with the local national broadcaster.

Speaking at a media launch in Harare, where the company also launched Kwesé-iflix mobile App, a joint venture between Econet Media and iflix, the head of Kwesé TV in Zimbabwe, Dorothy Zimuto, said Kwesé would be bringing the Russia 2018 World Cup on all of Kwesé's platforms.

"Customers will also be able to catch all the World Cup action through our Kwese digital platforms, namely KweseESPN, and Kwesefied sites, through the Kwese-Free-to-Air Service (FTA) on local TV, via the national broadcaster ZBC," she said, adding that customers could also watch World Cup games on KwesePlay, the company's online streaming service.

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