Tag Archives: Kenya

Nation Media and GOtv begin digital migration roadshow

Kenyan broadcaster, Nation Media Group (NMG), and GOtv have begun countrywide tours to promote digital migration. The roadshow also aims to create awareness of the GOtv Dunga Milli campaign as well as recruit new GOtv decoder agents and subscribers. Agents are assured of good profits as they acquire the decoder at a discounted price of [...]

StarTimes Kenya launches 5 African channels

Chinese pay-TV operator, StarTimes, has introduced five new entertainment channels, iROKO Play, iROKO Plus, African Movie Channel Series (AMC), StarTimes Zone and Sports Focus, on its platform in Kenya. The new channels are a culmination of research efforts aimed at identifying content that Kenyans can identify with, complementing the StarTimes Swahili channel that has proved [...]

Safaricom launches new decoder in Kenya

Safaricom, Kenya-based telecom operator, launched a new digital set-top box (STB), BigBox, for access to television and video content via the Internet. The decoder will serve as a Wi-Fi hotspot and connect up to ten users, support HD and also deliver 59 TV and radio channels. A package consisting of free-to-air TV stations, data package [...]

Kenya ready for second phase DSO on Feb 2

Kenyan regions outside Nairobi are gearing up for digital migration as Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK) readies for the second phase of the migration to switch off the analogue signal on February 2. Nairobi had migrated on December 31 last year. Kenya is following a three-phased digital migration process to meet the deadline set by [...]

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 [...]

Three new FTA stations to enter Kenyan market

Three Nairobi-based broadcasters, Acme Communications, Global Konnect and Number One TV, have applied for commercial free-to-air television broadcasting licences in Kenya. The broadcasters have been issued temporary permits by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) to roll out digital broadcasting services, pending public feedback within 30 days from 20 January. With these new stations, the [...]

Kenyan broadcasters blocked over misguiding advert

Kenyan High Court has instructed the three local broadcasters- Standard Group, Nation Media Group and Royal Media Group, to stop airing the advert that warns users of buying GOtv and StarTimes decoders. Meanwhile, Kenyan media industry regulator, Consumer Federation of Kenya (COFEK), also withdrew the temporary digital broadcast infrastructure licence granted to the consortium of [...]

Kenyan pay-TV broadcasters wage legal war against local broadcasters

Kenyan pay-TV operators, GOtv and StarTimes, have decided to take legal action on Kenyan media houses- Nation Media group, Standard Group and Royal Media Group after the local broadcasters aired adverts advising viewers not to purchase the pay-TV operators’ digital set-top boxes. In a television advert, the local broadcasters alleged that GoTV and StarTimes have [...]

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 [...]

ADN orders 150,000 FTA decoders for Kenya

Kenyan broadcasters, National Media Group (NMG), Royal Media Services (RMS) and Standard Group (SG), have placed orders for 150,000 free-to-air digital converters which will be sold at a one-off price of between KES 2,000 and KES 2,500. The three broadcasters, under the Africa Digital Network (ADN) consortium, said that 1 million more decoders are expected [...]