Cutting the code from cable TV in Uganda is a perhaps a privilege for the few in Uganda as most rely on free to air TV and are missing out on the benefits of Internet TV. Some TV channels like NTV and NBS already have a online 24 hour streaming channels on their websites and also on YouTube let alone other content like Netflix which you can stream using your XBOX, PlayStation, Chromecast, PC/laptop or your mobile device. The biggest limitation of adoption of Internet TV in Uganda is the price of data which not affordable for the majority.
According to reports, Kwese TV has partnered with its sister company Liquid Telecom to bring Ugandans the new Kwese Play and Roku Internet TV to your home. Kwese is the official Roku partner in Africa. The Roku Streaming Player, or simply Roku, is a series of digital media player set-top boxes manufactured by Roku, which partners to provide over-the-top content in the form of channels.
Liquid Telecom is an independent data, voice and IP provider in eastern, central and southern Africa. It supplies fibre optic, satellite and international carrier services to Africa’s largest mobile network operators, Internet service providers (ISPs) and businesses of all sizes. Liquid and Kwese are currently rolling out the Kwese Play and internet based service that will see subscribers buy Roku TV set top boxes instead of decoders to enjoy services such as Netflix , TED, NBA league Pass, Redbull TV, iFood, TuneIn, YouTube and many more.
Kwese Play is currently available in South Africa and will be rolling out in several other countries in Africa including Uganda as Kwese partners with several ISPs on the continent to bring internet to homes in Africa.