Digital Migration

TECHNOLOGY

How Digital Migration Has Given Kenyans More Character

When Kenya moved from analogue to digital in 2015, the then Information Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i  received a lot of backlash from Kenyans who even vowed not to migrate citing the…

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TECHNOLOGY

YouTube Bent To Legitimise Online Content In New Investment

Google is investing ksh2.5 billion in a pact with media houses in what it says will help in stemming the flow of misinformation in the news industry, one that has…

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TECH NEWS

Microsoft and Ecobank partner to Drive Digital Transformation in Africa

Microsoft and Ecobank have signed a memorandum of Understanding to modernize and raise the standards of the continent’s major cities through state of the art digital solutions. The MOU will…

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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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SCIENCE TALK

Meet the town from the 50s in USA where Wi-Fi and mobile signal is illegal

The thought of going a day or even hours without mobile network reception, Wi-Fi, any kind of data connection is a nightmare for many, in fact at some point we…

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TECH NEWS

“How to position your brand in the digital economy age” with Samantha Kipury

Take a minute and think about how we have changed the way we purchase goods and services, consume media and even transfer money over the past five years. Whilst in…

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KENYA

Procter & Gamble promise to keep over 10,000 girls in school

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has launched a campaign meant to keep over 10,000 girls in school for the next one year. This will be through providing them with free Always…

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OPINION

It is the television that makes the global village tighter  

The last quarter has seen the transition from analogue to digital a requirement countries worldwide strived to meet following an advisory by the International Telecommunications Unit. A recent report by…

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KENYA

Status of the Digital Migration in Kenya

Today is 17th June, 2015. At 23:59, it will be global deadline for analogue switch-off as per the International Communications Union (ITU) Geneva 2006 Agreement. And as chaotic as it…

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TECH NEWS

Startimes beats Multichoice to its game in new sports properties acquisition

Digital migration war has now elevated to jostling for content among key players to secure content that appeal to consumers with an emphasis on affordability. In the new twist, StarTimes…

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MEDIA HOUSES

Communications Authority adamant local content will clock 60% come 2018

Late last year, the Communications Authority of Kenya released targets for Media houses to meet in terms of percentage levels of local content aired set on yearly terms; 40% by…

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TECH NEWS

StarTimes Free to air set top box drops by 17.5% in cost among other service offers

Amid Digital migration debates, StarTimes Media has today effected a 17.5% price drop on the cost of acquiring its type approved DVB T2 Free To Air set top box with…

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TECH NEWS

Government’s fault :  Kenya not among 30 African states allowed to delay digital migration

According to a survey by Ipos Ltd, Kenya has fallen ten spots in the World Press Freedom Index which means the freedom of journalists, media houses and the audience is…

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MEDIA HOUSES OPINION

This is why a Sober Kenyan cannot Support the Media Houses on Digital Migration wars

Are you peeved by this badly-scripted drama that is going on between the “The Consortium” (I use this term sarcastically) and the Communications Authority of Kenya?  I am, quite so….

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OPINION

Hullabaloo in the digital migration:  Double standards and self-centrism by top media houses

Dear Kenyans, BEWARE Startimes and GoTV are distributing NTV’s, QTV’s, KTN’s and Citizen’s content without consent. The three media houses from Africa Digital Network consortium have been running the informercial…

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TECH NEWS

What You Need to Know About the Digital Migration in Kenya

It was announced recently by the Communications Authority in Kenya that the migration from analog to digital will be taking place this December, 6 months before the global deadline of…

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OPINION

Kenya Should stop looking down on Uganda and borrow digital development notes.

Kenya has been compared to a hard headed student who never listens in class and if questioned, turns out violent before and that would be thanks to our energetic politicians….

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MEDIA HOUSES

East Africa’s Promising digital journey

It all began nine years ago when countries in Africa, the Middle East and Europe signed a treaty committing them to make a transition from analogue to digital broadcasting in…

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TECH NEWS

The Date For The Move From Analogue to Digital TV Broadcasting Is Here- Are You Ready?

After long road of threats, court cases and boycotts, we are back on track and Nairobi will mark the first phase of the digital migration at the end of this…

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MEDIA HOUSES

Communication Authority Officially sets final Digital migration date

It is official, Exactly 42 days from now, Communications Authority of Kenya will see through the switching of analogue broadcast signals within Nairobi. This comes 45 days prior the end…

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MEDIA HOUSES

Cofek could be wrong in pursuing class action against StarTimes and GOtv

If you are on GOtv or StarTimes you must be aware that local channels specifically KTN, NTV, and Citizen have been missing in your channel list. If you have a…

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StarTimes targets 80% coverage with expansion to 5 major counties.

StarTimes has announced major expansion plans targeting rural Kenya that will see the company’s digital television service being accessed by 80% of the Kenyan population by the end of 2014….

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TECHNOLOGY

GOtv unveils electronic device GOcard in Nairobi.

Gotv in partnership with Neotion has announced the launch of the CAM (conditional Access Module) or GOcard as it will be called an electronic device that slots into a compatible…

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TECHNOLOGY

Tanzania’s second phase digital migration kicks off.

Kenya’s analogue switch off has been a continuing saga since the deadline was set following  three media houses accusing the Communication Commission of Kenya of unfair handling of license issuance….

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Dstv does not have value for money

Do you have Dstv? What channels do you watch frequently? I bet it is one of the local TV stations; either NTV, KTN or Citizen. We buy Pay TVs for…

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MEDIA HOUSES OPINION

Digital Migration Kenya: Have we lost the freedom to access unbiased information?

Digital Migration is on and with it comes foreign and government control. The media houses have made a lot of noise in the recent past regarding the way government has…

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MEDIA HOUSES OPINION

5 biggest beneficiaries of Digital Migration

It’s about 4 hours left to analogue switch off in Nairobi and the surrounding counties. As we patiently wait to look at our blank screens come midnight, it is important…

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MEDIA HOUSES OPINION

Government’s shortcomings on Digital Migration

Tonight is the night for switching off the analogue signal in Nairobi and its environs. This means millions of homes will be in information darkness as millions still do not…

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MEDIA HOUSES

5 lies by Daily Nation on Digital Migration

As part of their fight against digital migration and also as an attempt to get sympathy from the public, Nation Media Group has decided to publish, in Daily Nation, outright…

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OPINION

Digital Migration: Over 27 new TV stations are ready

After going on strike for about 21 hours, the TV Stations that participated in the strike are back. Did they gain anything? Yes. They achieved an important feat, that of…

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