DTT process on track in Zimbabwe

The Government has completed 18 television transmitter sites as part of the digital broadcasting migration project in Zimbabwe, which aims to move the country from analogue television broadcasting to digital television.

Speaking at the Induction of Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) Board members in Harare today, Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, hon Monica Mutsvangwa said that the government is used to secure the currency needed to provide decoders.

STB will allow viewers to continue to use their existing analogue TVs to receive digital television services.

“I must point out that significant progress has been made on this project with eighteen out of forty- eight television transmitter sites now capable of transmitting digital television signals. The completed digital television transmitter sites only require members of the public serviced by the sites to be supplied with set top boxes, which enable them to continue to use their existing analogue television sets to receive digital television services”, declared Monica Mutsvangwa, Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services in Zimbabawe.

Before adding: “Pursuant to the activation of the completed digital transmitters, the public is expecting to receive multiple channels following the launch of the digital broadcasting technology. Zimbabwe must move with the times in having multiple channel digital television broadcasting environment and usher in a new television viewing experience to its public.”