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Iflix and Safaricom partner up in Kenya

The leading entertainment service for emerging markets, iflix, announced a partnership with Safaricom to give the firms customers up to 60 days of unlimited access to iflixs service with thousands of the worlds best TV shows, movies and more on every device they own. Customers who register on iflix on 19 March 2018, will enjoy the [...]

Kwesé TV and Orange Botswana sealed content deal

Kwesé TV signed a partnership with Orange Botswana to deliver video content to Kwese subscribers. The two companies will use Oranges 4G network to stream content to the customers mobiles and to establish a DTH satellite platform. This streaming will include NBA TV, Viceland, the Premier league and many more of Kwesé catalogue. Lepata Mafa-Nthomola, [...]

Kenya lost rights for the African soccer Championship

Kenya has lost the right to host the African Nations Championship. The Confederation of African Football declared that many delays for the preparation of the tournament due to the actual state of the country. CAF made a decision to take the tournament away from Kenya the executive committee has been assembled to vote a new [...]

StarTimes offering upgrades to boost retention in Kenya

The company announced a reward programme in Kenya, providing upgrades to higher bouquet without extra cost as well as bonus airtime to subscribers when renewing their monthly subscriptions. This offer aims to expand the retention rate while extending benefits to dormant ones, hence encouraging account re-activation. The vice president, Mark Lisboa, noted that for every [...]

Kenyan FTA channels on DTT platform reduced to 60

The number of Kenyan free-to-air television channels on the digital terrestrial platform fell to 60 from 66 at the end of December 2016. The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) said the financials constraints hitting the six television channels are the main cause of this problem. Digital migration ended in March 2015 but has left some [...]

StarTimes expands signal to rural Kenya

Chinese digital television service provider, StarTimes Media, announced major for its digital terrestrial services in Kenya. Signal coverage are now available in rural areas in Kenya namely: Kitui, Garissa, Kapenguria, Embu, Trans-Nzoia and Laikipia. This brings to 33 the number of counties where Kenyans can use StarTimes set-top boxes to watch television. StarTimes Vice President [...]

Telkom Kenya to expand 4G network to 28 towns

Telkom Kenya, announced the expansion for its 4G network from nine towns to 28. Over the last year since the investment of Helios Investment Partner on the company creating a change of management and ownership since Helios now possess 60% of the company. The new investment of US$ 48 million (KES 5 billion) in upgrade [...]

KFCB banned six TV programs on DStv in Kenya

The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) banned several children programs on pay TV, DStv and GOtv because they were said to promote homosexuality. KFCBs CEO Ezekiel Mutua declared that the company received too much complaints from the viewers. An investigation has been opened about these allegations, it was established that the kids shows are indeed [...]

Intelsat opens new office in Nairobi for its African expansion

Intelsat announced the creation of a new sales office in Nairobi, Kenya. The new office is said to increase the companys capacity to meet with its customers which are the leading communications services and media firms in East Africa.The new location will be under the responsibility of Lawrence Mungai which is already experienced in this [...]

BBC Kenya invest US$ 10 million into local production

BBC Kenya announced a US$ 10 million investment into production studios. The development that will result from this investment will go directly to the Kenyans with the creation of 200 jobs. The fund will also be used to provide journalist, and technicians internship. Solomon Mugera BBC editor told President Kenyatta that the BBC will be [...]