Royal Media services to open new TV channel

RMS to launch new channel

According to a report by Business today, the organization is set to unveil a new TV channel that will air news 24 hours 7 days.

The Standard Group is currently the only Kenyan media house with a 24-hour news channel but it looks like they will face tough competition in the coming days.

According to a source close to the Macharia’s, the channel could be launched in the next few months.

Royal Media Services is one of the biggest media outlets in Africa.

The SK Macharia owned media has carved a niche in vernacular programming. The organization owns: Bahari FM, Chagei FM, Ramogi FM, Inooro FM, Mulembe FM, Musyi FM, Muuga FM, Wimwaro FM and Egesa FM. They unveiled Inooro TV and it begun its operations on 25 October 2015. It also owns Citizen TV.

Earlier in 2018, RMS was among the media houses that experienced shut down by state after airing the ‘swearing in’ of the National Super Alliance (NASA) leader, Raila Odinga.

According to reports, Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) engineers were on standby at the main transmission station in Limuru, Kiambu County, just in case any local outlet could stream live the controversial swearing-in event that took place at the Uhuru Park grounds.

A week later NTV and KTN were reinstated but Citizen TV still remained off-air despite a court directive that they be brought back. A few days after NTV and KTN were back, Citizen TV was restored.

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