Advanced Television

Kenya wants digital TV delay

August 4, 2014

By Chris Forrester

A Kenyan consumer lobby group is asking the country’s Supreme Court to further delay the full adoption of digital TV and delay the ending of analogue broadcasts.

Lawyers Henry Kurauka and Paul Muite, representing the Consumer Federation of Kenya, argued that the country’s Attorney General had misled the court by saying that Kenya would be left behind in terms of technology. “Digital migration is a process and not an event. People need time to embrace the technology as well as buy set top boxes (STB). Some people do not have TV sets that are compatible with the STBs (COFEC) currently on sale in the market,” said Kurauka.

COFEC is also seeking subsidies for viewers wanting new digital STBs.


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