By Najibu Mulema
Broke WBS television station could get its lifeline back after reports that it has been sold to a London based Zimbabwean businessman Strive Masiyiwa.
Since the beginning of this year, WBS has been suffering financially which saw the station being taken over by Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) due to failure to pay taxes.
According to blogger Kakensa of Kakensa Media, the station may be renamed Kwese Tv. Kwese TV is a Zimbabwean Sports TV which telecasts free live sports activities both on TV sets and mobile gadgets. It has branches in other countries in Africa.
Acquring WBS means Ugandans should get ready to watch free Premier League matches in their sittingroom at a low cost.
This revelation leaves DSTV’s super sport which solely had the premier league rights in panic.
Wavah holdings has leased his Naguru building (WBS headquarters) to the new owners for a period of 25 years.
All staff members have been directed to re-apply for their jobs.
Masiyiwa Strive Masiyiwa is an entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is the founder and executive chairman of diversified international
telecommunications group, Econet Wireless.