Elly Ndwigah, DVB-T project manager at the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) was speaking at an East African Communications Organizations exhibition held in Nairobi, today.
“We currently have 28 new content providers and this is in addition to the 11 local channels that were already there. There are more opportunities for local content providers,” said Ndwigah.
Signet, the KBC subsidiary set up to broadcast digital terrestrial television (DTT) signal, currently has more than 30 channels and according to company official Nicholas Omondi, the content is currently free to air.
Omondi said Signet has fully covered Nairobi and its surroundings, central Kenya, Coast with Part of Coast (Taita), Kisumu and western Kenya expected to be covered in the next two to three months.
The rest of Kenya, which includes the North Eastern Province where television receivership is not very good, will be covered in the next six months.
Ndwigah said given the costly nature of the project it will be done in two phases and will be in conjunction with the Spanish government.