24 December 2013

Kenyan TV Stations Go Black After Digital Migration Ruling

Photo: Caroline Mwakio
Kenyan televisions go black as the country moves towards digital migration.

Leading Kenyan television stations went off air Monday (December 23rd) to protest a ruling by the High Court ordering the migration of broadcasting from analogue to digital, Kenya's The Standard reported.

Judge David Majanja dismissed a petition by the Nation Media Group, the Standard Media Group and Royal Media Services that sought to delay the mandated switch-off of analogue television sets from the scheduled December 23rd.

All three television stations went off the air after the decision, which also led to the blackout of two million analogue televisions in Nairobi.

The media houses' lawyer Paul Muite intends to appeal the decision, he told Kenya's Capital FM.

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