Royal Media Services on Friday dominated the Kuza Awards ceremony winning over 10 awards from the Communications Authority.
During the 3rd annual Kuza Broadcasting Awards ceremony held in Nairobi, the company Chairman S.K. Macharia was feted with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
“I wish to appreciate the tremendous efforts efforts that have transformed the media industry in Kenya to what it is now,” CA Chairman Ngene Gituku said.
The country’s top media house was recognised for excellence in the industry with its leading brands Citizen TV, Inooro TV, Radio Citizen and Inooro FM lauded for regulatory compliance, responsive broadcasting and pursuit for socio-economic development.
— Radio Citizen (@RadioCitizenFM) June 28, 2019
This comes just days after Citizen TV was announced as Kenya’s most admired media brand according to a continental-wide survey.
On Friday, top Communication Authority officials said the KUZA Awards are a sure indication that Kenya is on the path to becoming a hub for information sharing within the next decade.
“We are gearing up to compete effectively with new and emerging technologies like Over the Top technologies. We want our content to flourish everywhere across the world,” CA Director General Francis Wangusi said.
On his part, ICT Principal Secretary Jerome Ochieng said broadcasting exerts a strong influence on society, language, culture and moral values.
Below is a list of the KUZA awards that Royal Media Services won:
|Lifetime Achievement Award (Male)||Dr. Samuel Kamau Macharia|
|Most trusted TV station for news||Citizen TV (Gold)|
|Most trusted TV station for news||Inooro TV (Bronze)|
|Favorite Free To Air (FTA) TV||Citizen TV (Gold)|
|Universal Health Coverage Award||Citizen TV (“Wombs of Sorrow”)|
|Innovation Award||Royal Media Services|
|Most trusted radio station for news||Radio Citizen (Gold)|
|Most trusted radio station for news||Inooro FM (Bronze)|
|Favorite Radio||Radio Citizen (Bronze)|
|Local Content Award FTA TV||Inooro TV (Gold)|
|Highest Local children programming quota Award||Citizen TV (Bronze)|
|PWD Accessibility Award||Citizen TV (Silver)|
|Enhancing Manufacturing Award||Inooro FM (Gicicio Makuyu)|
|Compliance Award Broadcast Signal Distribution||African Digital Network Ltd|
Hail the champions of the #KuzaAwards2019!You have made the media industry in Kenya proud! It’s been the privilege of the @CA_Kenya to have hosted the awards.See you again in #KuzaAwards2020 @MoICTKenya @mucheru @jeroch1 @InfoKfcb @MediaCouncilK pic.twitter.com/G74I1DvMl4
— CA (@CA_Kenya) June 28, 2019
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