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Tuesday, March 29, 2016


As Leicester City roll towards an improbable premier league triumph at the King Power Stadium, DSTV has bucked the trend set by other global sports channels like Sky and BT Sports to keep subscription prices unchanged. 

Sky Sports, BT Sports, Virgin Media among others have raised their subscription rates to cover for the new record TV deal with the English Premier League.

The company has announced it will not be raising its prices instead choosing to absorb the increase.

Sky Sports for instance, raised its prices to reflect the higher cost of televising 116 games between 2016 and 2019.

BT Sports also raised prices for the 42 games it will show.

Supersport, the DSTV sports offering, shows all 308 EPL games, by far the most of any outlet globally. 

"We’ve decided to absorb some of the pain and NOT impose a price increase on any of our DStv bouquets in April as we usually do. Barring any further external economic shocks, we do not anticipate a price increase in 2016," Walingo Chiruyi, the Multichoice Kenya general manager said.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

DStv to televise the Barclays Kenya Golf Open 2016

DStv will air the Kenya Golf Open, the premier golf event in the country, on its Superport channels giving the tournament a much needed boost in stature as it is beamed across the region.

The Barclays Kenya Open will be held at the Karen Golf Club this week, kicking off on Thursday, 17 March 2016.

It will end on Sunday, 20th.

Local hopes for a first win at the tournament will be carried by Dismas Indiza who finished 28th last year on the same course as well as Greg Snow and the out of form Jacob Okello.

Okello is famous for narrowly losing out the 1998 Kenya Open in a playoff at the Muthaiga Golf Course.

Multichoice which has replicated its Randburg Supersport studios at Jamhuri Park will spend about Sh3m to produce and transmit the tournament and will also spend another Sh4.5m to help offset the organizers cost of putting together the tournament.

The company will also fly in Supersport golf commentator Richard Maspero to be part of the production team.

Multichoice has also invested in several outdoor broadcasting trucks which will likely be on site to capture the action.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016


Phonebook App, Truecaller, will now display the names and photos of people who call you even if they are not on your phonebook.

Known as Smart History, once an unknown number calls you, Truecaller will then replace it with a name and a picture of the phone owner.

The San Francisco-based company says keeping a list of contacts on your phone will no longer be necessary as it will serve as your phonebook.

All unknown numbers in your call history will be replaced with a name and a picture.

The feature begins rolling out tonight on Android phones, and will be available to other platforms over the coming weeks.

Truecaller works by using crowd sourced data. The millions of users that have downloaded accept in their terms of use to give the App access to their contacts.

Truecaller uploads these contacts along with the names and then uses its algorithms to sort and match them against data it has uploaded from other users. After making sure it has no duplicates, it then makes this info available to other users.

So even if you do not download the App, your name and contact could end up on its database having been uploaded from a person who has saved your contact on their phone and subsequently subscribed to Truecaller.