Kwese Tv vs Dstv

Kwese Tv is now back for good after their court victory yesterday. Perhaps some would want to know briefly what exactly this Kwese Kwese Tv is! Well, Kwese TV is a satellite and broadcasting network owned by Econet Wireless Zimbabwe. Econet Media announced the availability of Kwese Tv in Zimbabwe on 23 August 2017, however, on the same day, the The Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) dismissed the claim that Kwese TV had been licensed and warned consumers not to invest in an unlicenced service. So I would like to believe that so many consumers had lost their confidence in investing in Kwese Tv. It is good news to everyone now that Econet Media finally won Kwese's court case. The Question for most consumers now could be on choosing the one to go for between Kwese Tv and the Long Serving Dstv. So here is a comparison of Dstv and Kwese Tv which can help you to make a proper choice.

Kwese Tv vs Dstv

KWESE is relatively new compared to the long serving Dstv but it has taken the world of sports and entertainment by a very postive suprize. That is why many sports lovers and entertaiment prefer this pay TV to DSTV. Many argue that Kwese's pricing is relatively cheaper and convenient than the pricing of DSTV for the common citizens.


So here is a comparison of Kwese Tv and Dstv that can help you to make the right choice.



30 days

7 days

3 days


295 BWP

88 BWP

50 BWP


645 ETB

195 ETB

105 ETB


110 GHS

35 GHS

15 GHS


2,960 KES

890 KES

475 KES


350 M

105 M

56 M


21,050 MWK

6,320 MWK

3,370 MWK


390 NAD

120 NAD

60 NAD


6,275 NGN

1,850 NGN

990 NGN


20,380 RWF

6,115 RWF

3,300 RWF


385 SZL

116 SZL

56 SZL


64,550 TZS

19,365 TZS

10,330 TZS


105,240 UGX

31,570 UGX

16,840 UGX


250 ZMW

75 ZMW

40 ZMW


25 USD

7.50 USD



DSTV Compact Plus

DStv Compact Plus perfectly combines great entertainment and great value and it’s priced at KES 5425.The package has basic stations, with exclusion of several sports channels.

DStv Premium KES 8180

DStv Premium combines the best entertainment from around the globe with groundbreaking technology to provide a truly premium viewing experience. DStv Premium prides itself on offering the widest variety of on-screen entertainment in Africa. With more than 100 world-class television channels and 30 CD-quality audio channels on the menu you’ll have all the live sport coverage latest news top documentaries non-stop movies series kids’ programming.

The channels on this premium include: Discovery Channel (SD/HD)

  1. Discovery Channel (SD/HD)
  2. Crime Investigation Network
  3. National Geographic Channel
  4. Nat Geo Wild
  5. The History Channel
  6. Lifestyle and Culture 6
  7. Sport 16
  8. Local Channels 11
  9. Children 11
  10. Music 6
  11. Religion 7
  12. News and Commerce 11
  13. Specialist 2
  14. Entertainment and Movies 47

Kwese Sport vs DSTV channels

When it comes to the number of channels each TV airs, KWESE sport has over 72 channels while the number of DSTV channels you will watch depends on your subscription type. Since customers of the two set boxes are interested in sports, KWESE is found to be the best because it airs all matches from English Premier League, Bundesliga and other major leagues at a cheaper cost. You will notice that KWESE charges a flat rate of Ksh 2,960 to air matches from all leagues while the same service costs Ksh 8,180 at DSTV.

Signal Strength

DSTV has more superior signal strength compared to KWESE, making is the most reliable of all set boxes.

So now you can make a choice whether to go for Dstv or the new player, Kwese Tv !