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No digital migration until next year

30 October 2013, 08:16

Nairobi - The analogue television switch off deadline that had been set for December 13 has been extended to June next year.

Information Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i agreed on the move after meeting President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday.

Media Owners have welcomed the move saying all stakeholders will be given an opportunity to agree with the government on the issues that they think are not right, Daily Nation reports.

Last week, the Communication Commission of Kenya (CCK) launched a three-month consumer education campaign to sensitize citizens especially in Nairobi on the need to migrate to the digital platform before the switch off deadline that had to begin in Nairobi.

Previously, the migration date had been set at December 2012, but was also postponed by court after a protest by the Consumer Federation of Kenya (Cofek) arguing that the programme would not have been favorable to many Kenyans especially at the time of the March 4 polls. 
“Procrastination of the digital migration again. I'm still worried that most digital plans by our "Digital Gov" will fail. SMH” @Kisenyajesse wrote on twitter.

- For more visit Daily Nation


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