On Friday, The royal media services left other media houses salivating after it dominated the Kuza awards taking home over 10 awards from Communications Authority.
Recently, Citizen TV stood out as the most admired by Kenyans.The royal media boss SK. Macharia was recognized with a lifetime achievement Award.
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) 28 June 2019
The Communications Authority appreciated SK Macharia for transforming the Kenyan Media Industry.
I wish to appreciate the efforts of the tremendous efforts that have transformed the media industry in Kenya to what it is now
CA Chairman Ngene Gituku addressed SK Macharia
Roya media was recognized for many things among them its excellence in the industry, and its performing brands- Citizen Tv, Inooro FM, Citizen Radio.
The Kuza awards Director General Francis Wangusi praised Kuza awards stating that it was shaping Kenya into becoming information sharing Hub.
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
While Royam media went home with many awards other media houses took home one or two awards. This must have left one question to answer. What is it that we are not doing right.
However, Citizen Tv revealed that the journey to achieving a stable Royal media services was not easy stating that the founder- SK Macharia encountered endless challenges. Among the challenges were legal issues which almost saw the young media house closed down at one point.
However, SK rose above the challenges and here they are;
— Radio Citizen (@RadioCitizenFM) 28 June 2019
Kuza Awards to Royal Media Services
|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|