The Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) has granted Zimbabwe Newspapers a television broadcasting licence. This comes at a time when the Zimpapers Group had already set up Zimpapers Television Network (ZTN) as a production house.
Zimpapers Group Chief Executive Mr Pikirayi Deketeke revealed that they applied for a broadcasting licence after realising that media was no longer about print. Said Deketeke:
As a fast thinking business, we carried out surveys. We looked around at what regional competitors and global players in the same business were doing. Kenya, South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia were some of the markets we looked at. It became obvious that media was no longer just about newspapers and print products even though they remain important. We realized that digital was becoming big. We also realized that broadcasting was also a profitable avenue for distribution of our content. We then thought long and hard about how we could tap into that.
Zimbabwe Newspapers (Zimpapers for short) is a government-owned newspaper publisher and commercial printer. It is the publisher of daily newspapers The Herald, The Chronicle, B-Metro and H-Metro. It has two Sunday newspapers, The Sunday Mail and The Sunday News. The company also publishes a provincial... Read More About Zimbabwe Newspapers
The Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) is the regulatory authority for broadcasting in Zimbabwe. BAZ was established through an Act of Parliament in 2001 providing for the functions, powers and duties of the authority. BAZ falls under the Minister of Media, Information and Publicity. BAZ... Read More About Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe
Pikirayi Deketeke is a journalist and business executive. He is currently the Group Chief Executive Officer of Zimpapers. He has been with the Zimpapers group since 1987 when he joined The Sunday Mail as a junior reporter. He rose through the ranks to become Editor... Read More About Pikirayi Deketeke