Kenya's Safaricom launches mobile TV

Technology & Convergence

Kenya’s largest cellular operator by subscribers, Safaricom, has launched the country’s first mobile TV service. Under a partnership with pay-TV operator DSTV and Kenya Broadcasting Corporation, customers can access ten local channels plus content from international broadcasters such as CNN and the BBC. At launch services are available only to customers in the capital, Nairobi. With a DVB-H handset priced at KES25,000 (USD388) and monthly subscription charges set at KES1,000, subscriber take-up is likely to be slow, for the time being at least.