Tag Archives: Royal Media Services

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 [...]

Kenya Authority to penalise three TV stations

Communications Authority of Kenya has intended to penalise three African digital networks namely Nation Media Group, Royal Media Services and Standard Media Group for breaching regulations. The networks had apparently disconnected digital signals on 14 February. The stations turned off their digital signals, denying viewers a chance to access them on DSTV, Zuku and other [...]

Kenyan broadcasters wage copyright war on GoTV, StarTimes

Three Kenyan broadcasters, Standard Media Group, Royal Media Services and Nation Media Group, have asked pay-TV operators, GoTV and StarTimes, to stop broadcasting their free to air content without consent. The pay-TV operators are currently charging viewers a monthly subscription to view various TV channels including the free-to-air local channels. The three broadcasters had last [...]

Kenya plans to issue third digital license

The Kenyan government plans to grant the three local broadcasters- Nation Media Group, Royal Media Services, and The Standard Group, a third digital broadcasting license to resolve the long standing battle and move ahead with the delayed digital migration in the country. The government, last week, amended the law governing communications wherein local broadcasters can [...]

Kenyan SC bars pay-TV broadcast of FTA content

The Supreme Court of Kenya has ruled to block Kenyan pay-TV providers- Signet, StarTimes, Pan Africa Network Group (PANG) and MultiChoices GOtv, from broadcasting free-to-air content from Royal Media Services, Nation Media Group and the Standard Group without their consent until an appeal is heard over the digital migration process. This comes after the Kenyan [...]

Kenyan government to challenge digital migration case in Supreme Court

The Kenyan government has decided to move to the Supreme Court to challenge the Court of Appeals ruling which was in favour of the three broadcasters. The Cabinet Secretary for ICT, Dr Fred Matiangi, said that the government was not satisfied with the Court of Appeal’s decision as it had unsettled many investors in the [...]

Kenyan switch moved to Sept 30, broadcasters win licence battle

The Kenyan Court of Appeal, on Friday, extended the digital migration deadline to September 30, 2014 and ordered Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) to issue the licence to broadcast digital content to the three broadcasters, after the three-judge Bench made the ruling in favour of The Standard Group, Nation Media Group and Royal Media Services. [...]

RMS calls Kenya’s digitalisation a violation of media freedom

The Chairman of the Royal Media Services (RMS), Samuel Makau Macharia, has called Kenyas plans to migrate from analogue to digital broadcasting a violation to media freedom. Macharia has asked the government to review migration plans as Kenyans will be subjected to the expense of acquiring STBs and paying monthly subscriptions for pay TV channels. [...]

Kenya’s DTT migration halted for 45 days

The Kenyan Court of Appeal last week suspended the countrys digital migration for 45 days following an appeal by three broadcasters and the Consumer Confederation of Kenya to challenge a High Court ruling which dismissed their application to prevent the analogue switch off on the basis it was unfair to analogue broadcasters and that that [...]