Dstv, a prominent pay TV service provider in Kenya, offers not only traditional digital TV subscriptions but also an innovative Dstv Mobile service that can be accessed through a DVB-H compatible cell phone. In collaboration with mobile service providers, Dstv allows subscribers in Kenya to enjoy digital television on their handheld devices. Currently, Dstv Mobile is available for subscribers on certain networks.

However, it is important to note that Dstv Mobile reception is limited to specific areas, primarily Nairobi and Mombasa, unlike the widespread coverage of the regular pay TV service. Dstv Mobile aims to expand its coverage to other regions in the future.

According to Dstv Mobile, a cell phone has evolved beyond its traditional role. In today's context, a DVB-H compatible cell phone is highly sought after, especially for residents of Nairobi and Mombasa. By subscribing to Dstv Mobile, users can access their favorite programs anywhere within the coverage area.

Dstv Mobile now includes popular local channels such as KTN, NTV, CITIZEN, and KBC in its bouquet. DVB-H, which stands for Digital Video Broadcast - Handheld, represents one of the latest mobile broadcast technologies, enabling the live transmission of television channels to cell phones through digital terrestrial broadcast. Apart from Kenya, Dstv Mobile is also available in other countries including Namibia, Nigeria, and Ghana.

To subscribe to Dstv Mobile, you can follow these steps:
  • Step 1: Check the DStv Mobile coverage map to ensure reception in your area.

  • Step 2: Ensure you have a DVB-H compatible cellphone. If not, you can visit your nearest service provider to purchase one.
  • Step 3: Activate data on your SIM card (this is only required during the initial switch-on process).
  • Step 4: Purchase a DStv Mobile subscription via the Mobile TV Application (Live TV) on your cellphone.
  • Step 5: Now you can enjoy your mobile TV experience wherever you go.

In addition to these services, Dstv Mobile also accepts Eco Bank International Card as a payment option for added convenience.