TV viewers in Nairobi and its environs now enjoy higher quality pictures with digital broadcast. This follows activation of a platform for transmitting digital video broadcasting (DVB-T2) technology by government signal distributor Signet. Viewers in Mombasa and Kisumu are expected to enjoy the high quality TV signal by the end of this month.
Industry regulator Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) said in a statement that Nairobi viewers could receive clearer images if they invest in set-top boxes.
Kenya’s Wananchi Group will enter the satellite pay TV market in April 2011 setting the stage for a vicious battle for control of the business that has remained in the hands of DSTV. The firm has been offering TV services through the fibre network—a move that has limited its reach given the few homes connected to the cable, making it difficult to match DStv in pricing which uses satellite.
Source: businessdailyafrica.comSource: Kui Kinyanjui 25 Feb 2011