Tag Archives: Kenya

StarTimes bags FIFA 2018 World Cup rights in Kenya

Chinese group StarTimes announced the acquisition of the broadcasting rights of FIFA 2018 World Cup in Kenya. The media group will also broadcast all other footbalistic events. Mark Lisboa, VP StarTimes commented: We are delighted to secure the broadcast rights to the 2018 World Cup, a tournament that every soccer fan across the globe looks [...]

Bamba TV rolls out Gospel music channel Shine TV

Bamba TV is launching a 24-hour gospel music channel across Africa called Shine TV. The new channel will air religious content from several African nations, especially from Kenya. We are delighted to welcome the new home of gospel music, Shine TV, to Bamba TV. We are committed to broadcasting a variety of content to offer [...]

Major TV broadcasters yet to obtain Free-to-Air licences: Kenya CA

TV broadcasters in Kenya are yet to obtain the digital free-to-air television licences, state regulator has said. According to Communication Authority, several major broadcasters havent applied for the licences despite the deadline for the same being 30 June, 2015. “The licencing process is ongoing for all applicants including from the big players,” said CA yesterday [...]

Kenya prepares for IPTV services

Kenya is preparing for its first internet protocol television service providers. The Communication Authority in Kenya is reportedly issuing IPTV licences to two companies in the country. The CA has already approved permits of eight digital TV broadcasters. The authority has now revealed that it is working towards issuing permits to Cable TV, Pay TV [...]

Kenya issues seven new commercial FTA digital TV licences

Communication Authority of Kenya has issued seven licences for commercial Free-to-Air (FTA) digital television services. The companies that won the FTA licences include Zanira Company Limited, Akili Network Limited, The World Music Limited, Namba One TV Limited, Seventh Day Adventist-East Kenya Union Conference, reports CapitalFM. With commercial FTA channel approvals, the companies can launch channels [...]

MultiChoice to cover Obamas Kenya visit via dedicated channel on DStv

MultiChoice Africa will cover U.S. Presidents Barack Obamas visit via a dedicated channels on DStv and GOtv. President Obama will be visiting Nairobi, Kenya on July 24 to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2015 (GES 2015).Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) along with MultiChoice Africa will beam public events featuring Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and President Obama, [...]

Kenya, Tanzania ready for digital TV migration

Kenya and Tanzania are ready for the switch from analogue to digital TV transmission. Several African nations, however, including South Africa and Nigeria, are likely to miss the deadline. Africa is to make the switch from analogue to digital on June 17, 2015. According to Dr. Fenella Mukangara, Tanzanias Minister of Information, Culture, Youth and [...]

Nation Media and GOtv begin digital migration roadshow

Kenyan broadcaster, Nation Media Group (NMG), and GOtv have begun countrywide tours to promote digital migration. The roadshow also aims to create awareness of the GOtv Dunga Milli campaign as well as recruit new GOtv decoder agents and subscribers. Agents are assured of good profits as they acquire the decoder at a discounted price of [...]

StarTimes Kenya launches 5 African channels

Chinese pay-TV operator, StarTimes, has introduced five new entertainment channels, iROKO Play, iROKO Plus, African Movie Channel Series (AMC), StarTimes Zone and Sports Focus, on its platform in Kenya. The new channels are a culmination of research efforts aimed at identifying content that Kenyans can identify with, complementing the StarTimes Swahili channel that has proved [...]