The Star (Nairobi)

19 December 2012

Kenya: Kiss TV Launches On DStv Today

Yesterday, Kiss TV and MultiChoice Africa announced the launch of the TV station on DStv and GOtv, today at 1pm - Kenyan time.

At the announcement held at the Radio Africa offices, Head of Kiss TV, Makari Kituyi described the partnership as an "exciting development" and a "great step for Kiss TV as we undertake this fruitful engagement with DSTV to deliver amazing content".

Kiss TV is a 24 hour general entertainment channel that broadcasts from Nairobi, Kenya. The channel that recently launched 20 exciting local programs also boasts of a daily, hard-hitting news and current affairs program titled JSO@7 and hosted by TV legend, John Sibi Okumu.

Kiss TV is also the only free-to-air station in Kenya that broadcasts the English Premier League, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa league live. The programming of the station is targeted towards an urban, 25-35, aspirational audience with a focus on fresh, unexplored and relevant local and international programs.

Multichoice's general manager added, that Kiss TV is a "radically upcoming channel" that has positioned itself in the industry and that the partnership "speaks to our commitment to give our viewers the best content."

The channel will be available on all DStv bouquets excluding Freeview as well as the GOtv and GOtv Plus bouquets on GOtv in Kenya. On DStv, the channel will be available DStv channel 274 and on channel 94 on GOtv and GOtv Plus.

The launch of Kiss TV to DStv and GOtv expands MultiChoice's carriage of local content and making available Free to Air channels. The launch forms MultiChoice's commitment to provide viewers with a wide channel line-up including channels and programming relevant to the local audience.

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