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Digital migration project delayed again as switch to digital broadcasting is set for December 2016

The crossover to digital broadcasting was supposed to have been achieved by April this year, but according to the Minister of Information, Chris Mushowe, this schedule can only be met if the government sticks to payment dates set with the contractor.

Govt sets aside $18 million for decoders in next stage of digital migration

In an interview with the Sunday Mail, Charamba mentioned that a distributor for the 400,000 set top boxes necessary for digital migration had been identified and an order had been placed, with the transaction set to cost $18 million.

ZBC’s got 99 Problems but only a partial solution

The audit report from KPMG on State broadcaster ZBC highlighted the slew of challenges the broadcaster is facing. The exposé also offered some solutions for the broadcaster’s woes. Closer inspection of what is happening in the environment shows that these solutions are limited and won’t do much to save the Corporation.

The challenges behind digital migration: Why Zim won’t meet the ITU deadline

What is the latest on digital migration?  If the reports in the state media are anything to go by, everything is “on track” and we will be ready to join the rest of the world in migrating from analogue to digital broadcasting. But just how ready are we, really? We were told that the funds […]

GOtv latest: signal switched off because of unspecified shareholding issues

Following an article we published yesterday on GOtv, the now shut low cost pay TV has issued another statement partially explaining the blackout. We now know that GOtv was shut down because of unspecified shareholding issues. The latest GOtv statements says GOtv is a joint venture between MultiChoice Africa, DAE and state owned Transmedia corporation. […]