Kwesé TV commissions Quadrille to supply catch-up

25 January 2017

Technology & Convergence

Independent software and service provider Quadrille is partnering with Africa’s Econet Media to provide push catch-up software for Econet Media’s Kwesé TV portfolio.

Econet Media has been set up to be the content business driving the development of Kwesé, a new television brand created for Sub-Saharan African audiences. Quadrille will supply its QuadriFast modular file transfer solution, which offers multicast delivery of any content, allowing broadcasters to set up an over the air delivery platform for a number of services including catch-up, live TV and video-on-demand (VOD).

The solution is designed to enable the multi-platform television network to deliver anywhere, any time catch-up services. The service can be accessed through linear TV on Kwesé TV’s direct to home (DTH) service with an external hard disc drive.

“It’s not enough to have the best content; how we deliver our programming to our viewers is a critical aspect of our strategy. Regardless of the platform we want to ensure a seamless viewing experience for our audiences. This software provides the infrastructure required to deliver this service,” remarked Econet president and group chief executive officer Joseph Hundah.

Source: Rapid TV News 14 January 2017