Govt gets KES1.2b for KBC's digital migration
12 November 2013, 08:00
Nairobi - The government through the Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) has received a KES 1.2 billion donation from the Spanish government to boost the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) coverage roll-out.
Jeseph Ole Musuni, the Principal Secretary Ministry of ICT, said that his Ministry had prioritized the Analogue to Digital Television Broadcasting Migration by Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) propasal component for funding from Spain to enable the country comply with ITU requirements.
"The KES 1.2 billion Spanish funding for DTT project will benefit KBC in its digital terrestrial coverage to 10 sites in the country such as Garissa, Kitui, Lamu, Lodwar, Lokichogio, Maralal, Marsabit, Mbui Nzuau, Narok and Wajir," said Ole Musuni.
(Principal Secretary ICT, Joseph Ole Musuni, and the Spanish APD Corporate Development Manager, Victor Garcia. Photo: Samuel Kisika, News24 user)
Ole Musuni added that the Ministry of ICT has awarded Algoritmos, Procesos y Disenos, S.A (APD), the Spanish company, the tender to assist in the digital terrestrial television network equipment,services,shelter and satellite deployment migration in the targeted 10 sites.
Waithaka Waihenya, the KBC Manging Director said that the funding is a boost to the government media house to enable it achieve the scheduled digital migration in broadcasting services.
Moreover, Victor Garcial, the APD Corporate Development Manager assured that the bilateral relationship between Kenya and Spain will remain intact for remarkable economic growth in technology.
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