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Econet Media Group acquires Viasat 1, name to change soon

African media network Econet Media and MTG (Modern Times Group), a leading international digital entertainment group, on Friday announced the conclusion of the sale of MTG’s Ghanaian free-to-air terrestrial channel Viasat 1 and Modern African Productions (MAP) to the Econet Media Group.
Econet Media acquires all MTG assets in Ghana as well as MAP’s operations in
Ghana and Nigeria as part of this deal and will retain all staff.
The process will now begin to officially rebrand Viasat 1 to Kwesé Free Sports, Econet Media’s premium free-to-air sports channel within its Kwesé TV network. Kwesé Free Sports is Africa’s first truly Pan-African free-to-air sports channel, which is available in 19 countries, of which five –
Kenya, Rwanda, Malawi, Uganda and now Ghana – have the full 24/7 channel.
Look out for the best sporting action on Kwesé Free Sports and KweséSports 1 . You
can also watch on the Kwesé app – download it for FREE from Google Play or the App Store .
Focused on premium sports programming, the channel boasts some impressive international sports content most of which is exclusive to Kwesé. The exciting programming line-up includes the Premier League, NBA, NFL, Formula 1 and many
other leagues.

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