As the new year 2015 comes closer Nairobi is getting ready for the digital migration which will be on the 31st of December.
Radio Africa Group is not being left behind in the digital TV space ahead of the migration. The group has introduced a new free to view service Bamba Tv. Bamba TV will be accessed for a one off fee for a set top box. The Bamba TV set top box is already available in the market. Bamba TV has over 50 channels, 24 of which are exclusive to Bamba TV. The rest will be local free to air channels. The uniqueness of Bamba TV is that after the consumer pays the set top box fee there are no additional charges like those of Dstv, GOtv, Zuku and Startimes.
Bamba TV will have 7 movie channels, with 3 being African channels and other international channels. Bamba TV also has three cartoon channels, 4 lifestyle channels including fashion TV and cars TV. For those who love mexican soaps Bamba TV also has a 24 hour Telenovela Channel.
The group has invested $6 million (Ksh 534 million into this digital migration venture. The Bamba TV set top box will retail for Ksh. 3200 with no additional monthly charges after that.
Danny Mucira, the Bamba TV General Manager said the company has negotiated for and paid for some of the leading PAY TV channels around the world and bundled them with all the free- to- air channels; such Kiss TV, NTV, KTV, Citizen, K24 and KBC to create a service of over 50 world class TV channels delivered free of charge to Kenyans.
Bamba TV has already gone live in Nairobi and will cover the whole of Kenya by end of March 2015. The group joins other broadcasters in the digital tv space who were also granted a single digital distributor license to enable them to broadcast their own digital signals.
Nairobi and its environs will be the first to experience the digital migration on the 31st of December followed by other 2 other phases of the migration.
“Over the next five years, we will ratchet-up this investment to US$10 million (KSh890 million). We are proud that this is a Kenyan innovation that will enable Kenyans to migrate to the new digital platform at no recurring monthly expense and with ease, giving them access to diverse quality content,” said Mr Mucira.
You have been asking about the channels on Bamba TV and where to get Bamba TV. Here is the information I have gotten on the new Bamba TV channels.