The decision to place Econet Media’s satellite television business into administration will not affect the planned launch of Kwese Free TV in South Africa, a top company executive has said.
Econet Media has placed its satellite broadcasting business into administration, Business Day reported.
South Africa will soon have a new free-to-air terrestrial television service offering five free channels to viewers, including a dedicated 24-hour sports channel.
Lawyers and a media advocacy group in Zimbabwe have asked the high court to declare the shutdown of the Internet illegal after the government blocked access to most social media services last week.
The pan-African telecommunications group said on Monday it plans to invest $400-million in network infrastructure and data centres in Egypt following the completion of its “Cape to Cairo” link.