Tag Archives: Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK)

Kenyan switch moved to Sept 30, broadcasters win licence battle

The Kenyan Court of Appeal, on Friday, extended the digital migration deadline to September 30, 2014 and ordered Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) to issue the licence to broadcast digital content to the three broadcasters, after the three-judge Bench made the ruling in favour of The Standard Group, Nation Media Group and Royal Media Services. [...]

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 [...]

CCK lowers digital broadcast signal distribution charges

The Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) has lowered tariffs to be charged by digital signal distribution networks to facilitate a smooth migration to DTT. CKK has set digital signal distribution charges at KES 125,990 (USD 1,455) per megabit in Nairobi and KES 93,202.75 (USD 1,076) per megabit for other sites in Kenya. Before the review [...]

Court pushes Kenya’s digital TV migration to Dec 23

Kenyas High Court has temporarily halted Fridays planned digital TV migration and postponed it to December 23. This comes as a part of the ruling in an application lodged in court by three Kenyan broadcasters. The date for the ruling was issued after the media, the Attorney General, Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK), and other [...]

STB cost won’t deter Kenya’s digital migration

The Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) stated that the affordability of set-top boxes (STB) and pay-TV decoders is not a hindrance to DTT migration and that the analogue signal switch-off will start as scheduled at midnight of Friday in Nairobi and its environs. “We don’t expect any signal failure,” said Mutua Muthusi, Director of communications [...]

Majority of Kenyans want digital migration postponed

The Consumers Federation of Kenya (COFEK) claims that 64% of Kenyans want the countrys digital migration to be postponed from December 13 to June 2014 while criticising the handling of the project by the Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) and the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK). State-owned Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) has launched [...]