Royal Media Services wins 15 prestigious awards at CA Kuza fete

Royal Media Services wins 15 prestigious awards at CA Kuza fete

Royal Media Services on Friday dominated the Kuza Awards ceremony winning 15 awards sponsored by 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.

This year’s theme for the KUZA awards was ‘Reminiscing the Broadcasting Journey in Kenya (1924-2019).’ Voting ran from April 5 to May 5, 2019 with a survey conducted using a mobile SMS short code.

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.

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.

— Radio Citizen (@RadioCitizenFM) June 28, 2019

“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. S.K. Macharia
  • Most trusted TV station for news ——-Citizen TV (Gold)
  • Most trusted TV station for news——–Inooro TV (Bronze)
  • Favourite 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)
  • Favourite 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

— CA (@CA_Kenya) June 28, 2019

— CA (@CA_Kenya) June 28, 2019