Kenyan, Zimbabwean public broadcasters stall rival World Cup broadcasts

The Kenyan Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) has slapped a court order on Pan-Africa Network group, StarTimes and Wananchi Group, stopping them from airing World Cup matches claiming to be the sole broadcaster of tournament as per FIFA contract. 

Last week, the Consumers Federation of Kenya (COFEK) had accused StarTimes of hijacking the KBC signal to air the tournament. The court order awaits a hearing set for today.

On the other hand, Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) has deactivated its FTA signal from MultiChoice’s DStv satellite platform to prevent the matches from being aired without licence in Africa. The public broadcaster however assured its viewers to broadcast all the matches on terrestrial television.