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MultiChoice ups prices in Kenya

Kenyan subscribers to MultiChoice’s pay-TV operations DStv and GoTV will be paying more for their viewing from April 1st. The prices rise by varying amounts depending on the tier level. For example, DStv’s cheapest tier (Lite) will be charged an extra KSh 50 (€0.35) ‘Family’ will pay an extra KSh 150 KSh, ‘Compact’ will pay […]

March 22, 2024By Chris Forrester

Airbus selects Kenya for HAPS hub

AALTO HAPS, a subsidiary of Airbus, aims to deploy its Zephyr aircraft that can stay aloft for days at a time from four or five bases around the world, starting with the operational hub in Laikipia County in Kenya early next year, according to the company’s CEO. However, this plan is subject to regulatory approvals […]

December 9, 2023By Chris Forrester

SpaceX aborts launch, but adds Philippines, Kenya

SpaceX aborted a launch of 15 of its Starlink satellites, scheduled to lift-off from its Vandenberg Space Force facility in California in the early hours of July 19th. The launch was scrubbed with just 5 seconds remaining on the countdown clock. This unusual decision was the second ‘abort’ in a week for SpaceX. Conditions on […]

July 20, 2023By Chris Forrester

MultiChoice invests in African content

MultiChoice-owned OTT service Showmax is investing in four East African-produced original films and programming. Initially the output will be shown in Kenya this year. The new programming includes a feature film, a crime drama series, a high-level political thriller series set in a fictional county, and a thriller series. MultiChoice has not revealed the amount […]

April 4, 2022By Chris Forrester

Sports Bodies raise concern over Kenya Copyright Bill

A coalition of global sports bodies has written an open letter to the Kenyan government, expressing concern about the Copyright Amendment Bill currently before parliament, and its potential impact on the availability of international sports content in Kenya.The Sports Rights Owner Coalition (SROC) is an alliance of more than 50 international and national sport bodies, […]

February 15, 2022

Kenya: MultiChoice offers OTT

South African pay-TV giant MultiChoice is to start streaming content to Kenya-based users with smart TVs and without the need for a dedicated decoder. MultiChoice Group Kenya MD Nancy Matimu said that the latest plan to venture into the OTT service is informed by the young generation “who are always on the Internet.” “We need […]

February 7, 2022By Chris Forrester

Boomerang Africa finds new home on GOtv

Iconic animated shows like Tom and Jerry, Looney Tunes and Mr Bean have found a new home in Africa with the launch of Boomerang on GOtv. Boomerang Africa, is now accessible on the pre-existing GOtv MAX package in Kenya and Uganda and the brand-new GOtv SUPA premium offering, available in Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Zambia, Namibia, […]

December 2, 2021

Netflix launches Free Plan in Vietnam

Netflix has launched its Free Plan in Vietnam that will let anyone with an Android phone in the country watch Netflix for free, without any ads. Vietnam is the only country in Asia where the streaming service is trying this at the moment, and the second one to experience the Free Plan, after Kenya. All […]

November 12, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Spacecom adds Kenya DTT from AMOS-17

Israel-based satellite operator Spacecom has won a contract from the Kenya Broadcast Corp’s Signet DTT service. Broadcasting from Spacecom’s AMOS-17 satellite, the Kenyan Signet DTT service offers more than 70 television channels plus radio transmissions throughout Kenya and into South Africa. Oren Tepper, Spacecom Global VP/sales, stated: “AMOS-17’s strong C-band HTS beams improved signal quality […]

November 9, 2021By Chris Forrester

Kenya Broadcast’s Signet DTT connects to Spacecom’s AMOS-17

Spacecom, the satellite services provider and owner-operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, has announced that Kenya Broadcast Corporation’s Signet DTT (digital terrestrial TV) service is now being broadcast via the advanced AMOS-17 HTS (high throughput satellite) digital satellite. Spacecom’s also provided an array of on-the-ground professional services that quickly and efficiently migrated Signet’s DTT service […]

November 3, 2021