For Nairobi residents, the government deadline to switch from analog to digital TV is December 13th. I don’t think many (residents) are aware, and for those in the know, they hoping that the court will post pone the deadline yet again. The hearing for the case starts on December 6th (tomorrow) so I will keep my ears and eyes open on how it all goes.
Which is the Best Digital TV Provider?
In terms of channel offering, DSTv has everything. Movies, music, sports, documentaries, cartoons etc. But it is costly to the average Kenyan.
Which why Multichoice introduced GoTv. Offering all (major) local channels (KBC, K24, NTv, KTN, Citizen TV), some Supersport select channels, and a reasonable host of other digital channels, installation and monthly subscriptions are affordable. In total, there are 35 channels on offer.
Here are the two plans for GoTv:
- PayTv: The cost for the first installment is KSh 3,399/- which includes a decoder and 2 months GOtv Plus subscription. After that you can choose to continue with GoTv Plus for Ksh. 849 per month or just GoTv for Ksh. 599 a month
- GoTv Open: The cost for the first instalment is Sh3,399/- which includes a decoder and 2 months GOtv Plus subscription. The second instalment of Sh2,600/- is due at the end of the 2 months for those not able to continue with pay TV. No more monthly payments
To view the full list of channels available on those two plans (pay TV and Free TV), check out the listing on their website.
With GoTv, you don’t need a satellite dish, your ordinary aerial will do. What you need is just the decoder and you are ready to go.
The average cost of a digital decoder (or set top box as they are commonly referred to) is Ksh. 5,000 so the GoTv offer of Ksh. 3,999 is not a bad deal. Further, GoTv has teamed up with K24 to offer viewers 3 decoders every day so tune in to K24 and hopefully it could be your lucky day.
You can get GoTv agents at the following locations:
Located on Westlands off Karuna Road.
Located on Langata/Mbagathi Road, at T-Mall Ground Floor, next to Tusky’s Supermarket.
Located at Donholm, next to Tusky’s Supermarket.
Self-Services Tel: +254 711 066 555, +254 204 236 555