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The digital migration in Zambia delayed by cash flow problem of partner TopStar

In Zambia, the digital migration could be delayed by cash flow problems of TopStar, the country’s technical partner. A source within TopStar Communications, under condition of anonymity, told ITWeb Africa that the company is battling to raise enough revenue to sustain its operation and even begin to repay the loan adding that the company [...]

Muchinga province in Zambia all set for DTT transition

The Permanent Secretary of Muchinga, Bright Nundwe said, the province is ready to drift from analogue to digital due to the works on the modern television transmission site in Chinsali district of Muchinga province has forged ahead. The main motive for the construction of the modern television transmission site is to ameliorate the signal for [...]

DTT on track in Zambia with 60% of work completed

The TopStar Sales Director, Cliff Sichone said over 60% work has been done on Zambias DSO project. Sichone said that the country is set to switch off from analogue to digital transmission by December 31, 2017. So far all the provincial centers and surrounding towns have already switched to Digital Terrestrial Television from analogue television. [...]

Zambia acquires 500000 for DTT

Zambia has broken a record in Africa by being the first country to successfully get hold of 500 000 decoders for the digital migration process. According to the Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services, Kampanba Mulenga, said that 50000 decoders were sold in one day through the Yafika campaign. Mulenga briefed SADCs delegates on communication [...]

TopStar drops price of decoder in Zambia

The public signal distributor, TopStar, has cut down the price of its decoders by half. Topstar sales director Cliff Sichone said at a press release that the price has been reduced from ZMK 199 to ZMK 99 which amounts to US$ 0.02 for a full kit decoder. Sichone said, TopStar is committed to ensuring all [...]

Mufumbwe district in Zambia to get DTT soon

Government in Zambia will soon begin with the second phase of the Digital Migration National Roll Out Project. This would include the installation of a digital migration site in Mufumbwe District in North Western Province. During the phase one of the programme, towns along the line of rail from Chililambombwe to Kalomo have been given [...]

MultiChoice Zambia triumphs in court against TopStar and ZNBC joint venture

MultiChoice Zambia, via GOtv, went to court to seek a declaration that the operation of a public signal network by TopStar is illegal and unlawful. The satellite TV company also wants the court to grant an injunction, restraining ZNBC from interfering with the local channels broadcasting free to air, until the matter is fully determined. [...]