CAK is likely to withdraw DTT licences of 3 media firms

Communications Authority of Kenya is likely to withdraw digital terrestrial television licences of National Media Group, Standard Media Group and Royal Media Services if they do not resume digital broadcast. The authority has informed that the media houses would have to reapply for licences.

National Media Group, Standard Media Group and Royal Media Services have remained off air after their analogue transmitters were switched off on 14 February.

According to Consumers Federation of Kenya (COFEK), the television stations are being petulant by ceasing their digital broadcasts in response to the CAK switch-off of their analogue transmissions in and around Nairobi. “The responsible thing to do would have been to allow other digital platforms to carry their content as they import their own equipment,” said Stephen Mutoro, Secretary General of COFEK.