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MultiChoice cuts GOtv decoder price

04 December 2014, 16:31 Mike Munga

Nairobi - MultiChoice Kenya has announced a 50 percent price reduction of its GOtv decoders.

Speaking in a press conference at a Nairobi hotel Thursday, GOtv Kenya General Manager, Felix Kyengo said the reduction will help speed up Kenya’s move to digital platform which is set for December 31.

"The company's swift move to reduce the price of the Gotv set-top boxes from KES 3 399 to KES 1 799 not only offers consumers the easiest and most affordable way to join the digital revolution but also guarantees them a festive season jam-packed with great entertainment," he said.

Also, the company announced that it will be opening all its channels to all subscribers regardless of their subscription status at no extra charge from Friday December 5 to Sunday the 7th.

"It’s an open content weekend on GOtv. This means subscribers can now enjoy all their favourite entertainment programmes, broadcast in digital quality and all you need is a GOtv decoder," he said.

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Kyengo also assured Kenyans of an extensive GOtv decoder distribution network in all leading supermarkets and MultiChoice agents countrywide.

The government is planning to conduct the analogue switch off to in three phases, with the first one taking place in Nairobi and its environs starting from December 31.

The second phase will take place on February 2, 2015 and will cover Mombasa, Malindi, Nyeri, Meru, Kisumu,Webuye, Kakamega, Kisii, Nakuru, Eldoret, Nyahururu, Machakos, Narok and Rongai.

The third will take place on March 30, 2015 and will cover Garissa, Kitui, Lodwar, Lokichogio, Kapenguria, Kabarnet, Migori, Voi, Kibwezi, Namanga and all other remaining sites.

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