Tag Archives: Nairobi

Kenya ready for digital switch on Dec 31

Nairobi has enough digital set-top boxes to successfully undertake digital switch on December 31 with more than 1.5 million set top boxes available to cater to an estimated 1.26 million households, announced Fred Matiang’I, Cabinet Secretary of ICT. He further added that over 126 digital TV broadcasting content providers have been temporarily licensed and 26 [...]

Kenya sells 2 mn STBs ahead of analogue switch-off date

Over two million set-top boxes (STBs) have so far been sold in Nairobi and its environs, as Kenya inches towards December 31 digital television migration deadline. There is a huge number of people who actually migrated to digital framework long time ago because they bought the pay-TV set-top boxes through MultiChoice and others, said Fred [...]

StarTimes invests USD 80 million to build Africa hub in Kenya

Chinese broadcaster, StarTimes Media, unveiled plans to invest KES 6.9 million (USD 78.8 million) in Nairobi, to build its Africa headquarters and a dubbing centre for film and broadcast television. I wish to commend StarTimes Media for this bold step, it is trend-setting seeing that the headquarters will not only house your Africa operations, but [...]

Nairobi not prepared for digital migration

A survey by research company, Ipsos Synovate, has revealed that 59% of people in Nairobi feel that Kenya is not ready for the TV digital migration rollout and that only 32% of the population of the capital city has so far purchased a digital set-top box. Margaret Ireri, managing director of Ipsos Synovate, says 67% [...]

CCK lowers digital broadcast signal distribution charges

The Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) has lowered tariffs to be charged by digital signal distribution networks to facilitate a smooth migration to DTT. CKK has set digital signal distribution charges at KES 125,990 (USD 1,455) per megabit in Nairobi and KES 93,202.75 (USD 1,076) per megabit for other sites in Kenya. Before the review [...]

STB cost won’t deter Kenya’s digital migration

The Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) stated that the affordability of set-top boxes (STB) and pay-TV decoders is not a hindrance to DTT migration and that the analogue signal switch-off will start as scheduled at midnight of Friday in Nairobi and its environs. “We don’t expect any signal failure,” said Mutua Muthusi, Director of communications [...]

GOtv assures its readiness ahead of Nairobi’s analogue switch-off

MultiChoice Kenya, the parent of Pay-TV operator GOtv, has launched a campaign to assure Nairobi residents of its readiness for the analogue switch-off on December 13. GOtv has been playing a pivotal role towards contributing to this technological transformation and in the process helping the country to achieve its set target towards the migration to [...]

Liquid Telecom to offer triple-play in Kenya

African fibre-optic company, Liquid Telecom, is currently testing its IPTV service, Ipidi, in Nairobi, Kenya, and will launch with subscription VOD, voice and internet services by March 2014. The Liquid service will be a direct competition to Wananchi Online-owned Zuku, which has dominated the triple play service space in Kenya. It is going to be [...]

Liquid Telecom to offer triple-play in Kenya

African fibre-optic company, Liquid Telecom, is currently testing its IPTV service, Ipidi, in Nairobi, Kenya, and will launch with subscription VOD, voice and internet services by March 2014. The Liquid service will be a direct competition to Wananchi Online-owned Zuku, which has dominated the triple play service space in Kenya. It is going to be [...]