Perform Group, the digital leader in global sports media, has today announced that it will build on the existing Perform Sports Cloud infrastructure in partnership with pan-African broadcaster, Kwesé TV, to enhance and increase live content delivery, through the broadcaster, to millions of fans across Africa.
Perform will also be responsible for the delivery of all 64 FIFA World Cup matches across Kwese channels, with production services, including multi-language commentary, to be broadcast live across Kwese sub-licensee channels.
Content in this new Sports Cloud delivery includes notable events in the sporting calendar, such as the IAAF World U20 championships, FIFA Women’s U20 World Cup, Ligue 1 and UEFA’s Nations League.
Perform is Kwesé’s primary sports content distribution partner and since their appointment in late 2016, they have delivered over 3,500 events and 12,000 hours of live video content over IP. The increased capacity commitment will allow Kwesé to continue to grow their subscription base and distribute content across their extensive sports rights portfolio, consolidating their position in a highly competitive African market.
Perform has worked closely with Kwesé since launch. This capacity increase further illustrates the strength of the integral partnership between the two companies, most recently demonstrated with PSC providing over 1,100 hrs of Winter Olympics 2018 coverage.
Jeroen Oerlemans, Chief Executive Officer of Kwesé Sports commented, “The Perform Sports Cloud has been instrumental since the launch of our Kwese Sports channels and has allowed us to access content efficiently and in excellent quality.
“We are excited to be working with Perform Group and the planned increased capacity will allow us to access even more content under one distributor.”
Adrian Wilcox, Head of Client Services (Perform Sports Cloud) commented: ‘Perform is delighted to be working with Kwese Sports as their primary content distribution partner and this capacity increase stands testament to the efficient and high quality service that the Perform Sports Cloud provides’.
The Perform Sports Cloud (PSC) Network powers live content delivery for all WTA rights holders worldwide, all DAZN live content delivery globally and provides live distribution for broadcasters and federations such as BT Sport, BBC Sport, Iqiyi, Kwesé Sports, Fox Sports, NBC Sports, BeIN Sports and StreamAMG.
About Kwesé Sports
Kwesé Sports is Econet Media’s exclusive sports content platform available on the Kwesé TV network. Through Econet Media’s pan-African presence, Kwesé Sports is accessible in a growing number of countries across Sub-Saharan Africa offering the very best in international and African sports. Kwesé Sports is the home of premium sports programming bringing the world’s leading sporting formats and leagues to the continent. Kwesé Sports holds rights to some of the most popular sporting leagues such as the NBA, various FIFA tournaments and leagues, NFL, Copa del Rey and so much more. Kwesé is also the exclusive home of ESPN offering a 24 hours of comprehensive sports coverage.
Through Kwesé TV’s multiplatform offering Kwesé Sports fans can access up to the minute sports news, updates and analysis on the go on Kwesé and ESPN’s collaborative digital and mobile platforms KweseESPN.com and the KweseESPN app
For more information on Kwesé Sports Visit www.kwese.espn.com.
About Perform Group
Perform Group is the digital leader in global sports media and one of the fastest growing sports media companies in the world. With almost 3,000 employees in over 30 countries, its businesses touch every aspect of the way fans engage with sport.
Perform Group streams sport to fans directly through DAZN, its unique live and on-demand service. It partners with the biggest rights holders to help them commercialise and grow their sports around the world. It produces better, faster, more detailed content and data for broadcasters, media companies, sports teams, and brands.
More information: performgroup.com