GOtv, a digital terrestrial television service owned by MultiChoice and operated in Africa, has announced its expansion to Taita Taveta County. The company has commissioned its fifth signal transmission site in the region, which is located at Mwakingale Hill on the outskirts of Voi Town, in order to reach at least 53,000 households in the county. The new transmission station will bring GOtv’s total number of transmission stations in Kenya to 30, providing approximately 80% nationwide coverage across the country.
Taita Taveta County Governor Andrew Mwadime welcomed the expansion of GOtv to the region, stating, “Taita Taveta is known for its rich biodiversity but has also increasingly become a major stop for local investment within in the coastal region. As we ink our collaboration with MultiChoice today, we welcome GOtv to Taita Taveta county and are hopeful for the opportunities that this investment will offer the people of Taita Taveta.”
The new transmission station will serve the residents of Voi Town and its environs, as well as other nearby areas including Tsavo East, SDA Taita Village, Manyatta, Maungu, Ndara, Taita Taveta University, Landi, Chakaleri, Mwatunge, Mzwanenyi Ikanga, and Ndome.
GOtv offers a range of packages with access to over 70 local and international channels, including popular telenovelas, sports programming, and global blockbusters. The packages available include Supa (Sh.1,599pm), Max (Sh.1,249pm), Plus (Sh.930pm), Value (Sh.590pm) and Lite (Sh.199pm). Nancy Matimu, Managing Director of MultiChoice Kenya, commented on the expansion, saying, “We are confident that the residents of Taita Taveta will find great value in our offering which offers a world of entertainment on different packages.”
The expansion of GOtv to Taita Taveta County demonstrates the company’s commitment to bringing high quality entertainment to a wider audience in Kenya. With the addition of this fifth transmission station, more households in the region will now have access to a wide range of local and international programming. This is expected to not only provide entertainment for the residents of Taita Taveta County, but also stimulate local investment and economic growth in the region.