Tag Archives: Standard Media Group

Standard Media Group plans to launch a TV channel

Kenya based media company, Standard Media Group, has reportedly planned to establish a new television channel. The TV station will primarily broadcast news and current affairs. It will be launched immediately after the country migrates to digital broadcasting, said a media report. Standard Media Group is also likely to launch another television station apart from [...]

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 [...]

Standard Group revenue rise 33% despite Kenyan ASO delay

Kenyan broadcaster, Standard Group, has reported a 33% growth in revenues for the full-year ended December 31, 2013, despite tough operating environment due to impairment of analogue transmission equipment for Kenyan digital migration process which adversely impacted its growth. The groups total revenues jumped to KES 4.8 billion (USD 55.4 million) from the previous years [...]

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 [...]