Kwese Free TV will now be offering free channels to viewers and a 24-hour sports channel.
The news comes after they were awarded free-to-air television broadcasting licence by ICASA.
Kwesé Free TV will join the likes of SABC and e.tv who have been broadcasting for years now.
The company plans to launch five free channels, four being standard (SD) and one being a high-definition (HD) sports channel.
ICASA states that the licensing of an additional individual commercial free-to-air television broadcasting service and related spectrum will stimulate competition and increase the variety of television broadcasting services available to South Africans.
Kwesé Free TV receives 55% radio frequency spectrum licence for MUX 3 Frequencies.
The considerations for this licensing process included:
– Compliance with the ECA
– Compliance with the requirements of the ITA
– Market research: Demand, Need and Support of the proposed service
– Viability of the business plan and financial means of the Applicant; and
– Capability, expertise and experience of the Applicant and its employees in business in general and in broadcasting in particular.
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