Govt To Introduce New Television Broadcasters

Addressing delegates at the official launch of the support to the media on governance and electoral matters in Zimbabwe programme in Harare, acting Minister of Information Simon Khaya Moyo said Government is working on introducing new television players in a bid to break the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation’s monopoly.

Said Khaya Moyo:

Currently, Government through the Ministry of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services is spearheading the digital broadcasting migration programme which slowly, but surely on account of limited resources, is gaining traction. Very soon we shall be witnessing real positive change in breaking ZBC monopoly over our airwaves as new television players come on board. And even before then, as soon as Government acquires set-top boxes, we should begin to roll out digital television services in areas that have proximity to digitalised transmitter sites.

The launch saw the European Union and Norway releasing about $1 million towards supporting and capacitating the media in the country.

More: Herald

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