Owing to the advertisement that aired on NTV, CITIZEN and KTN advising consumers from buying Startimes and GoTv decoders as they are airing their content illegally, the legal war between the local TV stations and the Communications Authority of Kenya is far from over.
The media houses were less than pleased when C.A.K temporarily retracted the digital broadcasting licenses which would have otherwise allowed them to have their own digital broadcasting platform.
The popular and widely celebrated Classic 105’s radio host Maina Kageni in his morning show stood by the local media stations arguing that it was very unfair for C.A.K to do so while allowing the other two foreign media houses; Pan African Group and Go TV of Multimedia to operate. He urged the C.A.K to reconsider and allow the local media houses to buy their own digital boxes.
The media houses have since threatened to move to court to refute what they term as trying to curb freedom of the media and of information to Kenyans.