Kwesé has acquired a number of titles from leading worldwide programming distributor Red Arrow International. The broad selection of titles includes scripted, factual and formatted shows, to form part of Kwesé’s premium entertainment offering on the Pay TV and Catch Up platforms for audiences across Africa.
The titles include Cleverman, an Australian-New Zealand television drama series which premiered in June 2016 on SundanceTV in the United States and on ABC in Australia. The series has already been renewed for a second season, and Kwesé will have the African premiere of season one, exclusively airing it across the continent.
Kwesé will also have rights to shows including factual entertainment hit House Rules, a series that follows six couples who renovate each other’s homes, with the winners having their mortgage paid off; scripted drama The Romeo Section following spymaster Professor Wolfgang McGee, an academic who secretly manages a roster of espionage assets. These assets, referred to as Romeo or Juliet spies, are informants engaged in intimate relations with intelligence targets. Kwesé will also show Remedy, a Canadian medical drama in which medical school dropout Griffin Conner struggles to readjust to his old life and his respected family of medical professionals.
“We are excited to be bringing these fresh, original titles to the market,” said Joseph Hundah, CEO of Econet Media. “We are building a premium entertainment offering and these series fit the bill.”
Yi Qiao, Red Arrow International Sales Manager for Africa, Benelux, UK, Scandinavia & the Middle East, said: “I am delighted that we are working with Econet Media. Our shows will add a fresh new offering to the already impressive content collection under the Kwesé entertainment umbrella.”
Fans of the service can expect a growing portfolio of both well-established franchises and brand new shows on Kwesé platforms.