GOtv: Nairobi deadline for transition digital platform won’t shut off subscribers

The GOtv digital migration offer
The GOtv digital migration offer

Highlights:

o    GOtv launched its low cost digital television service using the latest generation Digital Video Broadcast standard – DVB-T2 in Nairobi 2 years ago.

o    Popular ongoing, exciting launch offer of Kshs 3,399 inclusive of decoder and two months free subscription for GOtv.

o    GOtv offers the greatest selection of local channels made in Africa for Africa as well as the best international channels from as low as Kshs 599 per month.

PayTV service provider MultiChoice Kenya has today moved to allay fears concerning Nairobi’s impending transition from analogue to digital TV broadcasting set for Friday December 13, 2013 and assured subscribers that they won’t be shut off 12 days from now.

GOtv is currently the most innovative pay television service on the latest Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) technology worldwide and Nairobi is adequately covered by its signal.

Launched in September 2011, Nairobi residents have been benefiting from easy access to an increased number of channels, with enhanced picture and sound quality synonymous with digital television at a price they can afford.

GOtv Kenya GM Felix Kengo said the Nairobi switch-off coincides with the government’s target of migrating from analogue to digital TV transmission by mid-2014.

“Kenya committed to a mutually agreed East African deadline of 2012 to fully migrate 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 Kyengo.

Kyengo added that since its launch, GOtv has been playing a pivotal role towards contributing to this technological transformation and in the process helping the country to achieve its set target towards the migration to digital TV transmission.

“GOtv is uniquely placed as 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,” he said.

GOtv provides television lovers with a digital quality picture and sound and an exciting range of local and international channels. Subscribers will have access to an exciting selection of channels containing news, children’s programming, documentaries, series and movies.

Kyengo concluded by saying that, GOtv channels are carefully selected to cater for a variety of different tastes and family viewing needs at a very affordable price.

Some of the channels that will be available to GOtv subscribers include the ongoing GOtv East & Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup [CECAFA] football tournament, M-net Movies Zone, Select Sport 1 & 2 Africa Magic World, Africa Magic Swahili, One Gospel, E! Entertainment, Channel O, eTV Africa, and local channels such as KBC, NTV, KTN as well as Citizen TV among others.

The GOtv decoder is currently available at a special price of Kshs 3,399 inclusive of 2 months free GOtv subscription from MultiChoice Agents countrywide.