Tag Archives: Consumers Federation of Kenya

Kenyan broadcasters call truce over FTA airing

The Consumers Federation of Kenya (COFEK) and the two digital television service providers, GOtv and StarTimes, have agreed to drop the legal dispute before the Kenyan High Court and pave way for negotiations with three local broadcasters. The two pay-TV broadcasters argued that the Kenyas free-to-air public broadcast channels should stay available on the digital [...]

StarTimes argues COFEK’s compensation demand over FTA channels

Chinese pay-TV provider, StarTimes, has denied claims by Consumers Federation of Kenya (COFEK) of infringing customers rights to view free-to-air channels and requested the High Court to suspend the legal suit against it. This comes as a fall out of an earlier case filed by three Kenyan broadcasters- Standard Group, Nation Media Group and Royal [...]

COFEK sues GOtv, StarTimes seeking compensation

The Consumers Federation of Kenya (COFEK) has sued pay-TV providers, GOtv and StarTimes, over the failure to relay free-to air channels from three broadcasters- Standard Group, Nation Media Group and Royal Media Services, and now seeks compensation for the affected Kenyan subscribers. COFEK filed the case at Kenyas Milimani Courts, after its two weeks notice [...]

COFEK threat legal action on GOtv, StarTimes over missing FTA channels

The Consumers Federation of Kenya (COFEK) has ordered pay-TV providers, GoTV and StarTimes, to resume airing free-to-air (FTA) channels within seven days and compensate consumers or face legal action. This comes after the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled the digital migration case in favour of Kenyan broadcasters – Standard Group, Nation Media Group and Royal Media [...]

COFEK meets CCK and pay-TV providers over FTA channels

The Consumers Federation of Kenya (COFEK) met the pay-TV providers and the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK)  on Thursday  to discuss the issue wherein CCK had asked pay-TV companies to switch off local channels for viewers who have defaulted in remitting their monthly fees. This comes a week after COFEK issued a 14-day ultimatum to [...]

COFEK queries CCK ruling to block FTA channels

Consumers Federation of Kenya (COFEK) has issued an ultimatum to Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) to clarify a recent regulation wherein CCK has asked pay-TV companies to switch off local channels for viewers who have defaulted in remitting their monthly fees. COFEK argued that CCK, in a meeting held in July 2013, had reassured viewers [...]