MultiChoice (DStv) has completed the assessment of the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation’s (ZBC) 24-hour-news channel which will increase access to local, relevant news and government policy information.
This was revealed by Minister of Information Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa during Tuesday’s post-cabinet media briefing in Harare. Said Mutsvangwa:
This project seeks to facilitate the launch free to air news channel accessible throughout the country and SADC Region via DStv to curb the coverage limitation of terrestrial transmission services.
The assessment of the TV channel by Multichoice (DStv) is underway. The signing of the contract and launch of the channel will be done after the assessment which is expected to lapse at the end of November.
Mutsvangwa further disclosed that an Outdoor Public Viewing Screen (OPVs) has been installed at Nyika growth point in Bikita.
The OPVS is expected to be roofed and its electrical components to be fitted, configured and test-run this month, Mutsvangwa said.