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First commercial free-to-air TV licenses issued in Kenya

The DG presents a license to Ms.Sarah Migwi, CEO of The Entertainment Channel

The DG presents a license to Ms.Sarah Migwi, CEO of The Entertainment Channel

Kenya’s Communications Authority has issued the first commercial free-to-air TV licenses in the aftermath of its digital migration.

The CA DG, Mr. Francis Wangusi, presented the first 8 broadcasters with the licenses at a Press Conference held at the CA Centre, setting in motion the process of bringing players in the broadcasting market under CA’s regulatory regime.

The eight are, Zanira Company Limited, Seventh Day Adventist East Kenya Union Conference, Akili Networks Limited, Entertainment Channel Limited, Word Music Limited, North Eastern Media & Telecommunications Limited , Namba One TV Ltd. and Cosmopolitan Media Limited.

Other broadcast related license applications being processed include two for IPTV.

IP&TV News recently spoke to Aldred Dreyer, TV Connect Africa keynote, CTO at the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation and the man responsible for the implementation of the digital migration project in Namibia. Click here to read the full interview about the key to successful digital migration.

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