Nairobi will be the African headquarters for the pan-African broadcaster that will run news 24/7.
Among the talent sourced locally are Beatrice Marshall, Samuel Kantai, Peter Wakaba, Terry Ann Chebet, Robert Soi and so on. Jemimah Mungai, a radio veteran will be the Managing Editor.
The station will broadcast from Westlands. No word on whether it has plans to ride on the digital signal that another Chinese company is putting together as the second licensed digital signal distributor after KBC subsidiary, Signet.
Perhaps after poaching people from local outlets, CCTV do not want to ask for coverage or frankly, they couldn't give a damn.
The only issue, is for you to get watched people have to know you are on air. Let's see how this pans out. Properly done, it could make for an independent station during an election year or Chinese mandarins interested in contracts may curtail such independence. The jury is out.