Supreme Court suspends Digital Migration
30 December 2014, 19:00
Nairobi - The Supreme Court has suspended the analogue- digital migration schedule that was set to take place in Nairobi at the end of this year.
The decision was made Tuesday, after three media houses, KTN, NTV and Citizen TV asked to be given more time to set up their platforms.
The move will once again put the country in limbo, with the deadline for shifting in Nairobi and its environs set for midnight Wednesday 31 December 2014.
The worldwide deadline for the migration is June 2015.
The Supreme Court had earlier ruled that the three media houses be granted distribution licenses in the spirit of fair competition, a move that enabled them be able to compete with other distributors.
The deadline has already been moved severally this year and with the worldwide deadline fast approaching, will give Kenyans lesser time to prepare for the switch.
The aforementioned media houses however argue that they will lose vast sums of revenue if the switch is allowed to go on before they are prepared.
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