Citizen TV makes history,hits 1 Million subscribers on YouTube

Citizen TV has made history as the first Kenyan YouTube channel to hit 1 million subscribers on YouTube.

Citizen TV hit the subscriber milestone on Saturday March 16,2019.



Citizen TV is a Kenyan free-to-air television channel owned by Royal Media Services Ltd and broadcasting mostly in English and Swahili. It was started in 1999 and relaunched in June 2006.

Citizen TV airs a variety of genres of entertainment ranging from local and international. It airs a wide variety of soap operas and has an acceptable amount of local content.

Current programming

  • Inspekta Mwala (2007-present)
  • Tahidi High
  • Papa Shirandula (2007-present)
  • Machachari (2011-present)
  • Mother-in-law (2007-present)

Now Citizen TV will receive a Gold Play Button from YouTube which is an award for channels that reach or surpass 1 million subscribers. It is made of gold-plated brass.In March 2018 the look of the Gold Play Button was updated from a metal button housed within a window box with the channel’s name printed on the front glass pane to a cleaner-looking flat designed metal plaque award featuring the channel name embossed on it.

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