KTN – Kenya Television Network is the leading television station in Kenya with its headquarters in Standard Group Centre on Mombasa road.
KTN – Kenya Television Network was founded in March 1990 by Jared Kangwana and was the first non-pay privately owned TV-station in Africa, and the first to break KBC’s monopoly in Kenya. KTN became famous for Activism Journalism in the 1990s, developing a sophisticated, aggressive and unique style news coverage, and has continued with the same hard line stance, issues-based reporting to date, branding itself as the ‘authoritative and independent’ news channel.
KTN became the model which governments in Africa used when they allowed for media liberalisation to take place in the late 1990s. Many of the new radio and TV stations across East and Central Africa not only relied on KTN as a model, but benefited directly in terms of recruiting former KTN staff to run their operations.