Kenya’s Citizen TV Equips New Studio With A For-A 4K-ready Production System

Citizen TV, one of Kenya’s largest free-to-air television networks, has chosen a 4K-ready production system from FOR-A in its new studio for Ramogi TV, a Dholuo language station in Kenya.

This investment by Citizen TV was part of a large contract with StreamPort Media in UAE, which included studio camera systems and studio lighting.

Citizen TV was the recipient of a prestigious Communications Authority KUZA Award and Culture Africa Style Award in 2021 and has been witnessing rapid expansion since 2006. It selected to build a new facility in Nairobi but faced budget restraints and lack of access to a reliable supply of products.

“We looked for technologies and partners that would enable us to reach millions of viewers across Kenya,” said Moses Waweru, Chief Engineer at Citizen TV. “We chose a 4K-ready system from FOR-A using the HVS-490 production switcher at the heart of the production and a multi-format MFR-3232 router as well as ClassX Mini on-air graphics”. Despite the compact nature of the products, the solution offers significant engineering and operational benefits, which translated into a very short installation and commissioning time.

FOR-A, StreamPort Media and Citizen TV worked diligently to meet strict project deadlines and managed to get the studio on-air in a record time. The studio is the home of “Mbak Ndalo” and “Thapki“.

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