Kenyans are crazy about English soccer and especially the ongoing premiership. This is the reason why South African based DSTV has until now had such a huge subscriber base. That subscriber base now looks like it is going to disappear literally overnight.
The reason is simple. GTV, a brand new satellite TV outfit with strong links in Britain has won the rights to transmit 80% of the matches live. DSTV have only managed 20% and so far most of the matches they have transmitted don’t involve the big “four”. Kumekucha is reliably informed that already dishes with the “G” logo are now coming up in Nairobi, Mombasa and elsewhere at a rate that suggests there is no tomorrow. Most of these new customers were previously DSTV clients.