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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 [...]

Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation revamp to accelerate DTT migration

Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) will be overhauled to give it an edge in the competitive digital TV market. In a state of the nation address, Zimbabwes President has said that the public broadcaster will be restructured to meet the rising demands for a digital TV network in the country. ZBC recently fired 500 of its [...]

Zimbabwe inches towards digital TV migration

Zimbabwe has completed installation of satellite uplink dish at the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) studios. Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Acting Minister Prisca Mupfumira attended the event. With the satellite uplink launch, Zimbabwe has taken another crucial step towards digital TV migration. The country is among the 50 African nations to have missed the analogue [...]

Zimbabwe expands digital transmitter network to boost TV migration

Zimbabwe has begun installing 48 digital transmitters to accelerate broadcasting services in the country. The digital migration drive is expected to improve TV as well as internet access. George Charamba, Secretary for Information, Media and Broadcasting Services recently said that about half of the 48 transmitters will be installed in new territories. “The 24 new [...]

Zimbabwe imports 400,000 STBs from China

Zimbabwe is importing 400,000 set-top boxes from China to boost its digital TV migration programme. The country is among the 50-odd African nations that have failed to switch off analogue TV signals on 17 June, 2015. Zimbabwe is now installing digital transmitters to complete the digital migration by the year-end. China-based Huawei is providing the [...]

Zimbabwe adds 3,100 pay-TV subscribers in Q1 2015

Pay- TV subscribers in Zimbabwe would shoot up to 341,260 subscribers at the end of 2016, forecasts Dataxis, a global research firm. Pay- television market in Zimbabwe continues to be in its infancy and it is superseded by the strong growth of free-to-air television segment. According to Dataxis, there are over 149,200 pay-TV subscribers in [...]

Zimbabwe mourns low budget allocation for digitalisation process

Zimbabwes Parliamentary Portfolio committee on Information, Media and Broadcasting Services has said that the low budget levels allocated to the Information, Media and Broadcasting Services ministry would destroy the plans to migrate from analogue to digital platforms by June 2015. It means we are not prepared to meet the digitalisation programme, of which the consequences [...]

Multichoice BoxOffice launched in Zimbabwe

Pay-TV operator, Multichoice, launched its BoxOffice service to DStv subscribers in Zimbabwe. The pay-per view service allows subscribers with DStv Explora and HD PVR decoders to rent blockbuster movies for 48 hours. Subscribers who register for BoxOffice can rent any of the available titles for USD 2.50. DStv BoxOffice service is available in markets like [...]

Zimbabwe needs 3 million STBs

Zimbabwe will require at least three million set-top boxes (STB) to enable households to switch to digitalised content ahead of the global deadline of June 2015, the Information and Media Panel of Inquiry (IMPI) revealed. Diring the IMPI meeting, the government has also been urged to impose stiffer penalties on piracy and protect artists, and [...]

Zimbabwe to auction LTE spectrum to raise digital migration funds

The Zimbabwean government plans to auction long term evolution (LTE) spectrum to mobile operators in a desperate attempt to raise USD 173 million needed to complete the broadcast digitalisation before June 2015. The money would be utilised for migrating existing transmitters, buying new digital transmitters, migrating the studios at Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC), migrating monitoring [...]