MEDIA HOUSES

COVID-19 Pandemic MEDIA HOUSES

The role of the media in the management of COVID-19 Pandemic

We all know about COVID-19 Pandemic because of the media. That is, if there was no coverage about COVID-19, if all governments ensured no information was made available to the…

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MEDIA HOUSES

Citizen Television tops viewership at 35 percent in latest MCK Media Report

The Status of Media Report 2020 launched by the Media Council of Kenya today has revealed that Citizen Television is leading by viewership at 35 percent followed by NTV Kenya…

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MEDIA HOUSES

NMG has unveiled Nation.Africa, a new digital brand

Nation Media Group has today launched a new digital brand, Nation.Africa which the company says is a process of reengineering itself to accelerate its digital transformation so as to embrace the…

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Daily Nation MEDIA HOUSES

Daily Nation is by far still the leading newspaper, not only in Kenya, but in the entire East and Central Africa

In the recent weeks there have been debates on who is the king of Kenya’s news paper sector. Is it the Daily Nation (including the sister papers the Saturday Nation,…

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Larry Madowo MEDIA HOUSES

Larry Madowo becomes the latest casualty of Raila Odinga’s mock swearing in

Looks like Raila Odinga is the only person who will not suffer the consequences of his mock swearing in. Others like Miguna Miguna, Linus Kaikai, and now Larry Madowo are…

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ShowMax Kenya AFRICA KENYA MEDIA HOUSES

Focus on local content is giving ShowMax Kenya an edge over competition

If you have a few million dollars and you want to enter into competition with a company like Netflix that is worth almost a billion dollars then you have already…

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DStv subscribers MEDIA HOUSES

This is an insult to DStv subscribers

I once wanted to buy a dress for my wife. I asked for the price. He said Shs 5,000. “Discount?. He insulted me – the same way Multichoice insulted DStv…

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MEDIA HOUSES

Ezekiel Mutua bans 5 DStv and GOtv programmes

It is been a while before Ezekiel Mutua trended on Twitter – probably because over the last few weeks Twitter trends have largely been fueled by Jubilee campaigns and NASA’s…

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MEDIA HOUSES

DStv Compact and Compact+ customers to be treated to Premium Packages

MultiChoice is spreading some love to its DStv Compact and Compact + customers by having an Open Window showcasing three top Premium channels. From 29 May to 23 June 2017,…

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MEDIA HOUSES

This is how you can somehow afford to watch ShowMax on mobile data

It is exactly two weeks since I wrote that Kenyans can hardly afford to watch YouTube, let alone ShowMax content. A few days after publishing the article, I received an…

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MEDIA HOUSES

New ratings and audience share for Radio and Television stations in Kenya

The AfricanĀ media landscape is growing ever more diversified. Brands and broadcasters no longer needĀ to make decisions based on outdated information, risking valuable advertising dollars. Ā GeoPoll has released Q4 overnight media…

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MEDIA HOUSES

Dear Journalists, suing media houses will not stop lay-offs. Unhook yourself already

Media lay-offs have lately become the norm in the Kenyan mainstream media, all in the name of shifting to digital. This is a good step in the right direction for…

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MEDIA HOUSES

Geo poll thinks you should still care about TV and Radio ratings in Kenya

The AfricanĀ media landscape is growing ever more diversified. Brands and broadcasters no longer needĀ to make decisions based on outdated information, risking valuable advertising dollars. How much the audience cares about…

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MEDIA HOUSES

Showmax – The most affordable on-demand online TV that prioritises on Africa’s and local content

There is a reason I do not pay attention to online TV. It’s because I am a Kenyan. As part of the 99% ofĀ Kenyans online who use mobile Internet, I…

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uefa-champions-league MEDIA HOUSES

UEFA Champions League now available on Free-to-Air set top boxes here in Kenya

The 2016/2017 UEFA Champions League season has kicked off. This is one of the premium football content that locals here are always thrilled about. For a long time now we…

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BUSINESS MEDIA HOUSES STARTUPS

NTVā€™s Lionsā€™ Den airs on 26th September

The much-awaited Lionsā€™ Den reality TV show to be aired on NTV is now weeks away. The show will premiere on the 26th of this month (September). The investors (lions)…

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Zuku TV MEDIA HOUSES

Zuku TV is now offering 3 months free subscription to new customers

Zuku TV, a home entertainment product of Wananchi Group, is in the campaign of gunning new customers. Starting 1st September, 2016 Zuku has been offering free television subscription for new…

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APP REVIEWS GADGETS AND DEVICES HANDSON AND EXPERIENCE KENYA MEDIA HOUSES TECH NEWS

Mkenya Online – App Review

This Android app with a developer with quite an interesting name (KissDevs) is described as ā€˜All in one News, Sports, Politics, Events, eCitizen, Landmarks/Map & much moreā€™ in its Play…

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GADGETS AND DEVICES GLOBAL KENYA MEDIA HOUSES TECHNOLOGY

There is a Samsung Galaxy J2 with Digital TV (DTV) Capabilities

Remember the good old days when we had a Chinese counterfeit phone influx in the country? When ā€™Noklaā€™ was choking Nokiasā€™ sales? Devices with craftily off names and weights of…

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Football KENYA MEDIA HOUSES

List of FTA media houses in Kenya airing major European Football Leagues live every weekend

The football broadcast landscape in Kenya is changing. More competition is joining the football space. This translates to quality programming for the diehard football fans. Not only that but also…

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AFRICA BLOGGING MEDIA HOUSES STARTUPS

Akoma Media wants writers from Kenya for a paid fellowship

aKoma MediaĀ in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation wants talented African writers and creators for a six-month fellowship in Nairobi along with two other African cities: Kigali (Rwanda) and Lagos (Nigeria)….

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MEDIA HOUSES

NTV Kenya briefly tested streaming on Facebook Live earlier today

Today at around 10:00hr (+3 GMT) NTV Kenya went live on their Facebook page. Unfortunately the feed did not last for long. Judging from the comments that accompany the feed…

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MEDIA HOUSES

As Programming Code for TVs and Radios get enforced, there will be no more adult content during the watershed period

Six months ago the Communications Authority of Kenya issued a grace period for the TV and Radio Stations to align their programming to the industry’s Programming Code. That grace period…

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MEDIA HOUSES

Nation Media Group has broken my heart to tiny pieces – RIP Nation FM

I have always wanted to write about Nation FM. I have wanted to say how great a station it is. How it is the only radio station that cares about…

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MEDIA HOUSES

Seriously KBC, What the heck is this?

Nobody watches KBC, so I am told. The other day I saw on Twitter people saying that KBC has some of the best content locally but due to bad history,…

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MEDIA HOUSES

A woman can’t be successful without a sponsor

Along Ngong Road there are many cars, big cars – brand new cars. I mean showroom brand new cars. If you have been keen, most of these cars are driven…

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MEDIA HOUSES

You can now catch live Alazeera broadcast on your mobile phone

Al Jazeera Media has launched an audio web app in attempts to reach more audience across Africa, Middle East and South Asia regions considered to be low bandwidth. The primary…

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MEDIA HOUSES

The crap in Kenya Media Houses

When will Kenya Media Houses mature up and start offering quality local content? On Saturday I watched Dr. Alfred Mutua, the Governor of Machakos County, appear on NTV to answer…

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MEDIA HOUSES

PwC Report: Media and entertainment companies in quagmire to blend data insights and consumer intuition

Consumers want more flexibility, freedom and convenience in when they consume their preferred content. The media audience does not see significant divide between digital and traditional media yet. As a…

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MEDIA HOUSES

Main stream media houses risk closure for lack of broadcasting licenses

13th August, 2015 marked the historic event of license issuance to broadcasters. The event held at Communication authority of Kenya’s head quarters was a turn of events for many who…

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