Pay television company StarTimes Media has re-introduced all major local channels on the digital television platform two days after ruling on digital migration gave the communications authority 90 days to review license applications from media owners.
KTN, NTV and Citizen TV which had been withdrawn pending the determination of a legal process have now been reinstated on the StarTimes digital platform.
Confirming these developments, StarTimes media Vice President for marketing Mark Lisboa noted that the swift action by the company following the Supreme Court ruling on Monday was advised by its capacity and commitment to continue broadcasting an all-inclusive channel offering for the Kenyan subscribers adding that local content remains an integral part of the company’s content genres.
“The re-introduction of the three channels will complement our already existing local channel offering which includes our self-produced Star Swahili channel thereby presenting the Kenyan subscriber with a rich choice that not only informs but also entertains. We remain committed towards ensuring Kenyans have access to affordable digital television,” said Lisboa.
The company has also introduced a convenient online platform where Kenyans will be able to purchase either the Pay Television or the Free To Air Set top box where the same will be delivered at the customers door step.
The platform www.startimes.co.ke/duka will enable customers to acquire StarTimes decoders at the comfort of their homes while enjoying fast, door to door after sales service at no extra cost.
“Our commitment towards the adoption of digital television is unwavering we have therefore put measures in place to see to it that Kenyans can conveniently access their most trusted digital television set top box which explains our efforts to equally embrace technology and adopt the use of online shops,” added Lisboa.
StarTimes has also engaged five leading Supermarkets Tuskys, Naivas, Uchumi, Ukwala and Nakumatt where the Pay Television and the Free To Air set top boxes will also be available countrywide. Over 500 other electronic and dealer outlets spread out across the country will also be stocking the same as the company engages in an extensive exercise to ensure consumers have access to the set top boxes conveniently.