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CA takes back digital licences of 3 media houses

21 January 2015, 12:46 William Korir

Nairobi - The Communications Authority CA has withdrawn the digital licences awarded to 3 local media houses accusing them of ill motive towards fellow competitors.

In a communique Wednesday, the CA accused the three media houses, Nation Media Group, Standard Group and The Royal Media Services of engaging in unfair competition.

The three media houses using their TV platforms KTN, NTV, QTV and Citizen TV had published an infomercial which had told Kenyans not to buy set top boxes from rivals GOtv Kenya and Star Times.

The CA said that the move by the three exhibited ill motive and tact and that they acted in an ungainly manner".

" Communications Authority withdraws the self provisioning license given to three media houses allowing them to have their own spectrum. 

The CA also confirmed it has banned the three media house from importing set top boxes thanks to their conduct and said it will liaise with the Kenya Revenue Authority to ensure they do not import them.

" CA has also barred the importation of set top boxes by the ADN consortium that are not type approved".

The CA blamed the three media houses for spreading what they termed as hate messages about other media houses.

" The infomercials from the 3 media houses portray an anti-competitive conduct by the media houses," The CA said.

GOtv had already landed a High Court order Tuesday stopping the three media houses from spreading the messages which it termed as illegal and of bad motive.

The new development will bring an added twist to the digital migration saga which is already lying at the Supreme Court awaiting determination.

The three media houses have said that the digital migration, unless it is done under their terms will affect them economically as they have heavily invested in analogue technology and need time to revert to type.

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