MultiChoice sets up financing for Kenyan customers

South African pay-TV platform, MultiChoice, has partnered with Equity Bank to provide finance for its customers to purchase STBs ahead of the anticipated migration to digital broadcasting.

“This timely financing partnership will ensure that Kenyans are able to immediately enjoy the benefits of digital entertainment from our superior brands (GOtv & DStv) with financial ease,” said Danny Mucira, general manager of MultiChoice Kenya.

Currently the two institutions already have a partnership that enables DStv subscribers to pay for their subscriptions at Equity Bank retail outlets and through mobile banking. Equity Bank, in December 2013, had inked a similar deal with StarTimes Kenya to enable customers to access loans to buy STBs.