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GOtv and StarTimes sued after Kenyans cut off from three local free-to-air channels

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Business Daily Africa: The Consumer Federation of Kenya (Cofek) has sued two digital TV service providers seeking compensation for thousands of Kenyans cut off from three local free-to-air channels (FTAs). In a case filed at the Milimani Courts Tuesday, Cofek claims that GOtv and StarTimes sold set-top boxes to Kenyans on the promise that they would air FTAs, but they had since been pulled off the air following a Court of Appeal ruling. The Appeals court ruled that carrying FTA channel signals without the consent of the owners infringed on the intellectual properties of the three petitioners—namely NTV, Citizen and KTN—whose signals GoTv and StarTimes have stopped relaying. But the consumer lobby argues that the pay-TV firms had failed to strike an agreement with the FTA ch