Harare’s The Herald newspaper says Zimbabwe’s government will launch the nation’s first digital TV channels by March. The news report also says that the government’s Information, Media & Broadcasting Services deputy minister has urged broadcasters to make sure there is enough new programming to fill the channels.
Deputy Minister Thokozile Mathuthu said the new DTT service will have room for 12 HD channels, of which 6 will be allocated to Zimbabwe’s Broadcasting Corporation. The remainder will go to private broadcasters.
The Deputy Minister praised the efforts that had gone into building new facilities in the capital and around the country, but it was the content that mattered most.
Zimbabwe’s government has allocatedS $125 million into the digitisation process.