Looks like Kenya will be moving to the digital arena after all, because the date has been set for the 31st of this month.
According to the Director General of the country’s regulator, Communications Authority of Kenya, the certainty of the migration is almost one hundred percent despite the delays they have experienced.
“Of course I do not completely overlook the fact that there could also be others that would want to come in our way to stop us from progressing. But nothing is stopping us from progressing right now as we are prepared to kick off the awareness campaign any time,” said Wangusi.
He added that Kenya has put aside some money and taken steps to educate the public on the digital migration and its importance.
“In collaboration with the vendors of set-top boxes we know that much of the message has been able to sink but in this particular one we are beginning to roll out an awareness campaign in a number of phases maybe using media as one of the platforms.”
The migration from analogue to digital television broadcasting was a decision made at the Regional Radio Conference (RRC-06) of 2006 in Geneva, Switzerland. The initiative, by government, states that countries in the (RRC) need to migrate to digital by 17 June 2015.