Danny Mucira, General Manager Multichoice Kenya, Felix Kyengo , General Manager GOtv Kenya and Pauline Owoko of Nakuru County Council during the official launch of GOtv in Nakuru.jpg
The service will be delivered to the region using the latest digital terrestrial television (DTT) technology known as DVB-T2.
Subscription to the service will cost residents KSh5,999 (US$70) and include African and international channels.
Speaking yesterday during the launch at The Rift Valley Sports Club, general manager of GOtv Felix Kyengo said the new pay-TV service is a product of innovation from MultiChoice and KBC aimed at making available quality affordable digital pay television services to all Kenyans.
“GOtv is uniquely placed to become the home of African television. We firmly believe that there is enough rich content created here on the continent to make a case for packaging great African entertainment and we have committed ourselves to making this a reality thus, offering channels made in Africa for Africa,” said Kyengo.
Nakuru County governor Kinuthia Mbugua said the launch of GOtv in his county coincides with the government’s target of migrating from analogue to digital TV transmission by end of September 2013.
“Kenya is committed to keeping pace broadcast technological changes that require every country to fully migrate analogue television broadcasting to the digital platform. This move is expected to free up much-needed spectrum, which the government plans to re-use for other purposes,” said Mbugua.
GOtv Kenya was launched in Kenya two years ago and Nakuru is the fifth town to receive it after Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu and Eldoret.