Startimes Media today made the switch back on for the three major TV stations that had been withdrawn earlier. The three stations discontinued airing on Startimes and GoTV pending determination of a case they jointly filed as a protest against being denied a license to carry their own digital signal.
After the ruling that stated that Startimes and others hadn’t infringed on their rights by transmitting their signal, the three are now back on air in the PayTV Media company StarTimes. Startimes has both free to air decoders meaning they function as a PayTV provider with an option to air free channels when one has run out of subscription. But this is only on one decoder, the other one only airs pay channels.
Confirming these developments, StarTimes media Vice President for marketing Mr. 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,” noted Mr. Lisboa.