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Econet Media has selected broadcast compliance, monitoring and analysis software from Mediaproxy for its African pay-TV platform Kwesé TV.

Kwese TV Lifestyle image Jan 20171The platform is the world’s largest HEVC via satellite deployment, and the software will help enable Kwesé TV to deliver its premium content to subscribers in Ghana, Rwanda, Zambia and Kenya.

Mediaproxy’s LogServer, TSAnalyzer and Monwall infrastructure has been deployed at Econet’s headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa, along with a second system in Sardinia, Italy, to provide high availability and full redundancy. Mediaproxy LogServer decodes and captures over 67 HEVC streams in HD and SD, which are then relayed to the Monwall client for real-time monitoring. TSAnalyzer is used to monitor and analyse Kwesé TV’s satellite downlinks.

“We are very pleased to have been able to contribute to this innovative pay-TV service, the largest HEVC video service of its kind,” said Mark Horchler, SVP Marketing at Mediaproxy. “We look forward to continue working with Econet and Kwesé as they embark on their next phase of service expansion and market growth.”

Kwesé TV offers viewers sports and entertainment programming including third party channels such as Revolt, Viceland, NBA and ESPN, with three-, seven- or 30-day subscriptions available to unlock content through an HEVC compliant satellite set-top box. Kwesé also delivers five free-to-air channels including its own channel Kwesé Free Sports. The recently launched Kwesé Play IPTV service also provides new subscribers with 100 channels and a three-month subscription to Netflix with no extra charge.

“Assuring a quality service and viewing experience is a top priority for us,” said David Alpert, CTO at Econet Media. “For this reason, we chose Mediaproxy to ensure the highest level of service quality while being able to scale up our service in line with the strong growth in demand for Kwesé TV.”