Pay TV providers are hoping that the planned switch off of analogue broadcast signals would definitely increase their business.
While speaking on Tuesday during the unveiling of a newly-upgraded transmitter at Limuru, the GOtv general manager Felix Kyengo said that his firm was sure that the switch-off would increase its client base. The upgrade was done jointly with its partner, Kenyan Broadcasting Corporation.
Mr Kyengo hoped to acquire a large number of the over one million residents of Nairobi whose TVs will be switched off on December 31.
The transmitter, which is based in Limuru, has an increased transmitter power of 6 Kilowatts (KW), which is up from 2 KW, and has a mast height of 120 metres.
International Telecommunication Union (ITU) expects all countries to switch over from the present analogue TV to digital TV by 2015. The government of Kenya has laid down a 2012 deadline for digital TV migration.