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Digital Migration Kenya

Digital Migration Kenya

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ESTABLISHMENT OF a vehicle to commence digital migration process
ESTABLISHMENT OF a vehicle to commence digital migration process

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DIGITAL MIGRATION- KENYA

Preamble In 2006 during World Radio Conference held in Geneva, the world through administrative units represented at the conference resolved to change from the current analogue TV transmission technology. June 2015. In Kenya the government identified the urgency of the matter and incorporated various policy principles to prepare for the eventual transition: A task Force on digital migration was created by the minister of Information and Communications. The task force completed its report by October 2007. The report provided broad guidelines on the best management and technological practices to realize the necessary reforms required in the broadcasting sector. Among the proposals that were adopted were the • • • Segmentation of the broadcasting industry into two namely: Network operation and Content operations. Establishment of a signal distributor for a broadcaster (Network operator). KBC transmission infrastructure to be made available for use in the establishment of a digital broadcasting network to be financed by the government. • Creation of an independent transmission organization to manage distribution services in an equitable non discriminatory manner to all broadcasters. The new digital technology was to be adopted and transition to the new be completed by

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signal distribution and content management proper structures. registered as SIGNET. In order to have and effective management of digital broadcasting services.Following the adoption of the report. iv Digital Kenya. The government initiated a digital Television Committee to provide policy guidelines to the process of infrastructure development and other administrative issues. The key reasons for the establishment of the department: i ii New broadcasting licensing regime and regulations require separation of content and transmission network. Operational structure and infrastructure costing plans were developed and presented in the cabinet paper. In December 2008 first tranche of funding was made available and a digital infrastructure construction commenced in August 2009. They are expected to use a signal distributor. CCK and the Ministry of Information Communications are expected to finance the roll out and operations of the new entity. The operation was launched on 9th December 2009. It is mandatory to separate both it is imperative to have An organization name was proposed and 2 . iii Currently it is only KBC who are licensed to provide signal distribution services. Broadcasters are not allowed by law to establish any new transmission infrastructure. KBC was directed to develop a cabinet paper specifically indicating how KBC can be restructured to create a signal distribution company.

legal support) These sections will require deployment of core staff to enable smooth operations of the department. C. Content Contribution Business Applications Transmission Network Management Corporate (Customers relations. Accounts. vi To ensure that the digital Broadcasting services operate in a sustainable manner. v Cultivate confidence of the various clientele expected on the platform. The DVB-T department Structure The operations of the DVB-T Department will have the following categories of functions. attached to the Unit 1) Manager 2) CTO 3) SSE 4) SE 5) SIE 6) Secretary 7) Network/ HARDWARE SUPPORT Currently we have the following staff 1 2 1 2 3 1 1 2 3 8) Trainee Engineers . A. D. B. HR Administration.the capital expenses and the operational expenses of the activities of the DVB-T department.

4 .Total = 13 The numbers will require enhancement thorough absorption of more staff into the operations as operations continue to expand.

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