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Kwese TV pursues right to operate

15 Sep, 2017
Dr Dish, which is partnered with Econet Media, has filed an urgent chamber application seeking permission to broadcast its Kwese TV.

Dr Dish which partnered Econet Media has filed an urgent chamber application seeking permission to broadcast its Kwese TV pending determination of a Supreme Court appeal by the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ).

This follows High Court Judge Justice Charles Hungwe’s ruling last week granting Dr Dish and Econet Media the go-ahead to provide the service pending confirmation of the provisional order. Justice Hungwe set aside an earlier decision by BAZ cancelling the content distribution  licence awarded to Dr Dish.

However, on 11 September 2017 BAZ filed an appeal with the Supreme Court seeking the setting aside of the High Court decision.

Dr Dish argues that it will suffer financial prejudice if the High Court judgment is set aside pending determination of BAZ’s appeal with the Supreme Court.

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