#DigitalMigration: The Train Gets Upcountry on February 2nd


On January 1, 2015, the #DigitalMigration train left the station as Nairobi switched from analogue broadcasting despite the resistance by a few. The migration train is now set to hit up country on February 2 as Kenya moves into digital broadcasting well ahead of the June 17, 2015 global deadline.

This phase shall cover Mombasa, Malindi, Nyeri, Meru, Kisumu, Webuye, Kakamega, Kisii, Nakuru, Eldoret, Nyahururu (Nyadundo), Machakos, Narok and Loldiani (Rongai).

The third and final phase will take place on 30th March 2015 and shall cover Garissa, Kitui, Lodwar, Lokichogio, Kapenguria, Kabarnet, Migori, Voi (Vuria), Mbwinzau/Kibwezi, Namanga and all other remaining sites.

You don’t have to buy a new TV in order to receive Digital TV Signals. If your TV has Audio & Video (A/V) input terminals all you need to migrate is an approved Digital Set Top Box and outdoor UHF antenna. The market has two types of Set Top Boxes. Ask your vendor for details before purchase. The one key difference between Free to Air set top boxes and Pay TV set top boxes is, for a free to air set top box, you don’t pay subscription fees after purchase. For a Pay TV decoder, there are monthly subscriptions.

Remember that the only Digital Set Top Boxes approved for transmission in Kenya have the DVB-T2 – MPEG4 mark. This is the only standard that is approved for use in our region to meet the demands of digital broadcasting. If you are having trouble receiving a broadcast after migrating to Digital transmission Check your Set Top Box – TV connections 2. Perform a channel scan 3. Adjust your antenna.

How to ensure that you are well connected:

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