LONDON: Sky Vision has inked its first programming deal with Africa’s newest pay-TV broadcaster, Kwesé TV.
The agreement includes the sale of more than 20 factual programs, including Start Up You, which gives ambitious young adults the chance to win investment to start their own businesses, and Make Me a Millionaire Inventor, with both the U.K. and U.S. versions of the show, which searches for the best inventions that were never made, licensed. The Sky Vision series will broadcast on Kwesé’s entrepreneurial and business channel Kwesé Inc.
Jane Millichip, Sky Vision’s managing director, said: “We’re thrilled that Sky Vision continues to expand its great catalog of factual programming into new regions through partnerships with emerging platforms, such as Kwesé Inc. We’re looking forward to supporting their growth and success in the years ahead.”
“We pride ourselves in sourcing the very best and premium content for our Kwesé-owned channels,” added Joseph Hundah, the president and group CEO of Kwesé TV parent company Econet Media. “Investing in and supporting Africa’s entrepreneurs is something we are extremely passionate about. These shows are an important part of our Kwese Inc channel which seeks to empower and inspire audiences in an engaging and thought-provoking way. Rich, entertaining and interactive programming is what our audiences are looking for and this is what we will continue to source and deliver.”