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Many Kenyans still in digital darkness

The analogue to digital switchover in Kenya has not done favours for many viewers, especially those in the country areas.

A study by survey specialists Geo-Poll found that 37 per cent of Kenyans surveyed in July had not bought a digital decoder box.  Ownership was slightly better in Nairobi’s urban area where 72 per cent said that had already converted to digital TV.

Kenya switched off its analogue transmissions in June.

Geo-Poll’s survey found the biggest barrier to making the change was cost (54 per cent of those who had not bought a decoder), while 17 per cent said it was not a priority.

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