Namibia and Zimbabwe revisiting their MoU on media co-operation

Namibia and Zimbabwe ministries of information representatives met in Windhoek to reassess the 2004 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aiming to implement several aspects and bring it up to date with the prevailing developments, digitalisation, for instance.  Both countries signed the memorandum more than a decade in areas of broadcasting, print, news agencies, filmmaking and cultural [...]

Zimbabwe far from the completion of DTT process

International Telecommunications Union declared that Zimbabwe is still far away from digital migration. The transition was supposed to be over by June 2015 to ensure international standard for broadcasting. It has been estimated that the country would need US$ 125 million to complete this project. John Masuku, veteran broadcaster indicated that the country is still [...]

ZBC in Zimbabwe news bulletins now available in nine languages

Chris Mushohwe Zimbabwes Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services officially declared that the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) news bulletins will now be available in nine different languages. After the conference with BAZ CEO and ZBC CEO it seems that progress is being made in order to improve TV services in the country. The Minister [...]

Government in Zimbabwe encourages local content producers

Zimbabwe government has confirmed its support to content local producers such as radio broadcasters and television producer. Dr Chris Mushohwe Information, Media and Broadcasting minister gathered with BAZ CEO, ZBC CEO and other important actors in order to inform producers that the government was ready to support any digitalisation project He declared: Government, through my [...]

TelOne to introduce video streaming service package

TelOne, the telecommunication company in Zimbabwe, will soon be launching a video streaming broadband package for its ADSL and fibre customers. With this new move, customers of TelOne will be able to stream movies by paying for streaming in addition to regular packages. According to Chipo Mtasa,the Managing Director of TelOne, the company is in [...]

Zimpapers to launch TV network

The largest print media house in Zimbabwe, Zimpapers which is owned by the government is planning to launch a new TV network, Zimpapers Television Network. The government of Zimbabwe will now have 2 companies that both do TV, the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation and now Zimpapers.   The TV station will be on the terrestrial digital [...]

StarTimes launched in Zimbabwe

StarTimes brand, StarSat has been launched in Zimbabwe. A license for Direct-to-Home (DTH) satellite TV has already been secured in the month of January and operations for setting up is under process. The Chinese satellite television provider in South Africa, StarTimes, operates in 16 countries across the sub-Saharan Africa and has its offices in 29 [...]

Government in Zimbabwe urged to release funds for DTT process

The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Media and Information in Zimbabwe urged Treasury to urgently release funds for the digital migration process. Zimbabwes migration from analogue to digital broadcasting is said to be at 35% completion. The funds released for the digitisation programme were used to pay the local contractors only and nothing has been done [...]

DStv Zimbabwe offers free subscription for February 2017

DStv, the pay-TV platform in Africa, will be offering its subscribers with a free subscription for the month of February next year. The conditions are applied to customers who are already subscribed to any DStv’s packages. It is to be noted that there will be no upgrades and it will be applicable to the users’ [...]