Tag Archives: Zambia

FAZ ink Muvi TV deal

Zambian terrestrial and satellite broadcaster, Muvi Television has inked a deal with the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) to televise Division One league games. Football is Zambias biggest sport. It is watched almost by everyone. At least we will be able to see a lot of talent from Division One teams. We are happy that [...]

ZNBC ramp up STB distribution

The Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) plans to soon start distributing set-top boxes (STB) in Lusaka with over 100,000 STBs ready for distribution. In an attempt to meet the digital migration deadline, the corporation has already started the installation of digital transmitters in the country, informed Masudzyo Ndlovhu, Corporate Affairs Manager, ZNBC. The Zambian government [...]

ZNBC nears digital migration completion

Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation ( ZNBC) has completed 80% of Phase I of the digital migration project which is expected to be completed by June 10, 2015. The corporation has installed medium power transmitters in Kafue and Kalomo while high power transmitters are being installed in 10 sites along the line of rail, said Masuzyo [...]

Zambia to initiate provincial TV stations

The Zambian government has kick started a project to establish new television stations across ten provinces in the country. The move, which is specifically aimed at engaging rural areas, comes after the successful migration to digital broadcasting in the capital Lusaka. “What the government has been saying has now become a reality. We will have [...]

Zambia launches DTT test transmission

The Zambian Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services has officially launched the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) test transmission in the capital city of Lusaka. The full launch would commence in May 2015 after the installation of the transmitters under the Phase I project which would involve the installation of digital transmitters along the line of [...]

Zambia progressing toward digital migration

Zambias Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services announced that the government has put in measures and a policy for the country to meet the digital migration deadline set by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). Zambia is on course to migrating from analogue to digital. The delay has been that my ministry had to re-advertise the [...]

CCPC asks govt intervention to encourage pay-TV competition in Zambia

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) is in discussion with Zambian government on the abuse of broadcast dominance by Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) and MultiChoice in the pay-TV industry. The agreement that ZNBC has with Multichoice has created a lot of concerns, said Chilufya Sampa, executive director at CCPC. People are trying to [...]

Muvi TV expands digital channel line-up

Zambian terrestrial and satellite broadcaster, Muvi TV, has renewed and expanded its satellite capacity requirements on Germany-based playout provider, Stellar, to double its digital channel line-up on Eutelsats 7B satellite. From six channels launched in 2013, the platform will now operate 12 channels, including Nigerian content, new Muvi-branded channels, as well as news, sports and [...]

Muvi TV adds 6 new channels

Zambian terrestrial and satellite broadcaster, Muvi Television, has introduced six additional channels on its platform to its already existing bouquet of six channels. The new channels include a telenovela channel, Muvi Novela; kids channel, Bakadoli, a-24 hour news and current affairs channel, Nkhani; and a Broadcast It Yourself channel, Yanga T.V, where subscribers can share [...]

Zambia to start digital migration training next year

Zambia plans to introduce digital migration training programmes next year to assist migration from analogue to digital broadcasting. “The training programmes will be for the people engaged by the government to run the digital migration process. I’m optimistic that the digital migration programme will create jobs across the country,” said David Chakonta, Director General of [...]