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Standard Group launches KtnNews Channel

Standard Group will launch a news television channel, KtnNews Channel in Kenya, shortly. The channel will offers comprehensive news, current affairs programming, documentaries and features. It will be available in English and Kiswahili languages. “We will be moving to counties and give them platforms that wananchi can connect with their leaders. We will see a [...]

CAK to review Kenyan TV broadcasters’ licence withdrawals

The Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) board plans to meet and discuss and review the withdrawal of licences from three television stations – Standard Group, Nation Media Group and Royal Media Group. The broadcasters had recently aired adverts advising viewers not to purchase digital set-top boxes of GoTV and StarTimes and alleged that the pay-TV [...]

NBS, KTN ink television partnership deal

Kenyan broadcaster, Standard Group, owned television station, Kenya Television Network (KTN), has inked a partnership with Ugandan broadcasting station, Nile Broadcasting Services TV (NBS), to enter the Ugandan market. The collaboration will span content, journalist training and equipment. We are very optimistic that the partnership will serve the region better, said a joint statement by [...]

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. [...]

CCK warn Kenyans of buying fake STBs

The Communications Commissions of Kenya (CCK) cautioned Kenyans over counterfeit set top boxes (STBs) for digital television broadcasting and declared that only 45 vendors in the country have been given the licence to sell STBs. We have authorised these vendors to give a warranty of duration of time so that if the set top boxes [...]

Kenyan digital migration hearing to start next week

The Kenya High Court will begin the hearing into the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) on December 6 after three Kenyan broadcasters last week filed a petition against the government claiming there is insufficient availability of digital STBs in the country to proceed with the analogue switch off scheduled to start December 13, 2013. The [...]

Broadcasters sue Kenyan govt over digital migration

Three leading Kenyan broadcasters – Royal Media Services (Citizen TV), Nation Media Group (NTV) and the Standard Group (KTN) are seeking a court order to prevent the Kenyan government from cutting off their analogue TV frequencies claiming that there is insufficient availability of digital STBs in the country to enable universal service. They allege [...]