Govt threatens to cancel all TV broadcast frequencies
27 December 2013, 08:07
Nairobi - The Communication Commission of Kenya (CCK) has threatened to cancel broadcasting licences of three media houses that decided to go off-air on Monday.
The media houses; Nation Media Group, Royal Media Services and the Standard Group, switched off their television stations following the dismissal of their petition that sought to have the digital migration date postponed, The Standard reports.
CCK now wants the media houses to provide good reasons as to why they should retain their TV frequencies.
In their response, the media houses said the government will be breaching the law by deciding who is entitled to a broadcasting licence. Adding that broadcasting is a constitutional right that should be enjoyed by Kenyans and those who choose to invest in broadcasting.
All analogue signals were disabled on Thursday at midnight.
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