Tag Archives: Nairobi

Kenya gets financial aid from Spain for digital migration

The Kenyan government has signed a USD 14 million loan with the Spanish government to convert 10 selected Kenyan regions from analogue to digital broadcasting using DVB-T2 infrastructure. While a portion of the loan will meet cost of deploying DVBT2 network, the rest will be used to provide network guarantee for two years. The Spanish [...]

Demand for digital TV sets rise in Kenya

East Africa’s leading retailer, Nakumatt Holdings, confirmed that the demand for digital television sets has more than tripled ahead of the digital migration deadline. The companys retail sales data in the last six months ending October, shows that the monthly sales figure of Samsung TVs with inbuilt DVB-T2 tuners is over USD 350,000. As the [...]

Kenyan government adamant on Dec 13 digital migration deadline

Kenyan government announced that the gazetted date of December 13, 2013 for digital migration in Nairobi still stands as scheduled. Fred Matiangi, Cabinet Secretary, ICT, shammed earlier reports that indicated the switch to the terrestrial platform had been moved to June 2014 saying that ‘no conclusive decision has been reached’. “We have agreed to meet [...]

Kenya confirms timetable for analogue switch-off

Kenya will begin its analogue switch-off on December 13, 2013, in Nairobi followed by other major cities, including Mombasa, Malindi, Nyeri, Meru, Kisumu, Webuye, Kisii, Nakuru and Eldoret, on March 30, 2014. Kenyas ICT Ministry announced that the rest of the country will make the transition from June 30. This news comes after repeated postponement [...]