GoTV, Zuku & Startimes to pay for content from KTN, NTV, Citizen and QTV


The three top media companies; Standard Media Group, Nation Media Group and Royal Media Services have their media houses back on air. NTV, KTN, QTV and Citizen came back on air today at exactly 6.50pm GMT+3.


These media companies from African Digital Network Consortium have however written to the regulator and communication authority of Kenya. This is in a move to have them pull their content front pay TV services such as Gotv, Zuku and StarTimes. The four media houses want that they sign an agreement with pay TV services to have them air their content.

Citizen TV, NTV, QTV and KTN all under the African Digital Network Consortium wish pay TV services to pay for their content. This is seen as a move for the media houses to have copyright for their content. In case the pay TV don’t pay for the content, they’re automatically disconnected.

However,  African Digital Network (ADN) Consortium has been allowed to only broadcast in Nairobi as they lay the needed infrastructure.

To access the four TV stations you need atleast a free-to air digital set top box or a digital TV with inbuilt digital box. This means that their content won’t be available on pay TV services such as GOTV, StarTimes and Zuku.

DSTV users will have access to their content as they have an agreement where the digital pay TV provider pays for their content. You can access the channels on your DSTV decoders.