TV station bosses to meet Uhuru, seek favour
17 February 2015, 13:10
Nairobi - Bosses of three media houses in the country will meet president Uhuru Kenyatta to try lobby for the return of analogue signal.
The three media houses own the four stations that are currently off air, NTV, KTN, Citizen TV and QTV, which were switched off analogue signal over the weekend.
The action meant that Kenyans in most part of the country cannot access the stations on analogue and with the stations not yet on digital platform, they are off air.
And with the Communications Authority CA not budging over the signal and the Supreme Court ruling that analogue be switched off, the stations have been left with no option but to approach the president.
" They will see the president and try thrash out a deal," a source at State House told News24.
" It is not yet clear what will happen but they are seeking favour from the president so that he intervenes with the Communications Authority," the source added.
The media houses say that they need time till April so that they are ready for the digital movement and that at the moment, they are losing revenue because they had invested lots on analogue signals.
They also say that they have been treated unfairly by the CA as regards the handling of distribution licenses and that they must be given rights as to who and where their signal can be viewed.
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