Madgoat TV, owned by Wazito FC President Ricardo Badoer is set to receive a a TV license, allowing sports fans to watch football and basketball matches on television sets.
The company applied for license for commercial free to air television from the Communications Authority who have since asked for the public to give views on the application.
“The license, if granted, will able the applicants to operate and provide the services indicated. The grant of these license may affect public and local authorities, companies, persons or bodies of persons within the country”, read the gazette notice published by CA Director General Francis Wangusi.
The notice urged anyone wishing to make representation or objections to the applications to send them to the Authority before 30 days from August 7th.
Earlier during the season, Madgoat Producer Tony Munyao when responding to questions on their services which are still only available online stated they are looking to have it run on signet.
The move could also allow them to apply for TV rights for the Kenya Premier League which has lacked one since Supersports left two seasons ago. Already, they have shown some international matches locally including the CHAN’s Kenya vs Tanzania match.
Madgoat and Wazito, though owned by the same person are run as different entities with different hierarchies in management and operation.
Ricardo is the majority shareholder of Wazito FC and sponsored the Basketball league to the tune of sh100 million for five years. He also is the majority shareholder of business online platform, Business Today as well as 16 per cent stake at Sumac Micro-finance Bank.