Digital migration date remains March 30
13 February 2015, 14:24
Nairobi - The countrywide date for analogue to digital migration remains March 30, the Supreme Court has ruled.
The Supreme Court also ruled that the Communications Authority of Kenya CA award Digital distribution licences to 3 media houses which had been revoked.
The three media houses, Nation Media Group, Royal Media Services and Standard Group had lost their licences last month after the CA took them back after they ruled that they had practiced unfair competition.
The three media houses had placed a message on their platforms urging consumers not to buy decoders from Star Times and GOtv.
They had also asked the Supreme Court to push forward the migration date to April 31, 2015 but the court refused.
The worldwide migration date is June 17, 2015.
The countrywide migration had been set in three phases, with Nairobi and its environs already having taken the first step.
The second phase of the migration, which had been set for February 2, was to cover Mombasa, Malindi, Nyeri, Meru, Kisumu, Webuye, Kakamega, Kisii, Nakuru, Eldoret, Nyahururu (Nyadundo), Machakos, Narok and Loldiani (Rongai).
The third phase which was the date meant for the third and final phase was set for rollout on March 30 and was to cover Garissa, Kitui, Lodwar, Lokichogio, Kapenguria, Kabarnet, Migori, Voi (Vuria), Mbwinzau/Kibwezi, Namanga and all other remaining sites.
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