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CAK to give its verdict on football rights to MultiChoice by August

MultiChoice Kenya, owner of DSTv, should know at the end of July whether it will be forced to re-sell exclusive English Premier League (EPL) rights to rivals. The Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) said its investigations into the local pay-TV market had found that MultiChoice has an unfair monopoly of football content, skewing competition in [...]

Kenyan authorities adamant on digital migration schedule

The Communication authorities in Kenya (CAK) have confirmed that they will go ahead with the planned digital switch despite Supreme Court suspending the process. CAK explained that the court ruling on digital migration by the Supreme Court only prohibited the Authority from cancelling the licences of three local broadcasting stations in the run up to [...]

Eight new broadcasters aspire to enter Kenyan DTT industry

Kenyan regulatory authority, Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK), has received applications from eight new companies for new Broadcasting licences under the Kenya Information and Communications Act. The companies, Cosmopolitan Media, Tentacle Communications, Entertainment Channel, Akili Partners, Ephod Media, Ascending Media, Imani Radio and TV Ministries and Triple Edge Media; have all proposed for Commercial free-to-air [...]

Kenya to reopen licensing for digital signal distribution

The Kenyan Supreme Court has ordered the Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK) to reopen licensing of digital signal distribution for 90 days, overruling the decision taken by the Appeal Court earlier in July 2014. The new ruling also wants CAK and three local broadcasters, namely- Nation Media Group, Royal Media Services and Standard Media Group, [...]