Tag Archives: Communications Authority of Kenya

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 [...]

CA in Kenya buys KE 1 Billion spectrum monitoring system

Communications Authority(CA) in Kenya launched a KES 1 billion worth spectrum management system to monitor illegal activities on local networks. The process to acquire the systems began five years ago with German firm Rohde & Schwarz contracted in June 2014 to deliver the systems. July last year, the systems were tested, they monitor all transmissions, [...]

Kenya to come up with an OTT content policy

[:en]The Cabinet Secretary of the ministry of information and communications, Joseph Mucheru revealed that the government will involve stakeholders in discussions to draft regulations for over-the-top content providers. Mucheru’s remarks came only days after Communications Authority of Kenya(CA) differed with Kenya Films and Classification Board over regulation of the on-demand service. While CA was of [...]

Kenya grants six FTA DTT licences

Communications Authority of Kenya has reportedly granted six licences to launch commercial free-to-air broadcasting services on the digital terrestrial television platform. The companies that have won the licences are Smart Media Colleges, BClimax Africa, Equatorial Multimedia Group, Mwanyange Television (MTV), The Standard Group and Neno Evangelism Centre. The authority has directed broadcasters to strictly abide [...]

Kenya encourages local content

Communications Authority of Kenya has initiated to promote locally sourced content and transmission of local content. It is likely to direct television broadcasters to enhance airing local content from 40% to 60%, as part of its five-year plan. With the new TV stations coming on board after the Digital Migration, the 60% of local content [...]

Conflict between Kenya authority & broadcasting firms continue over TV blackout

Communications Authority of Kenya has expressed its reluctance to allow television stations back on air. However broadcasting companies in Kenya have been urging the government to reinstate the signals of television stations. The companies have also sought nearly three-month time to import set-top-boxes and install transmitters across the country. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Head [...]