Tag Archives: Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe adds 3,100 pay-TV subscribers in Q1 2015

Pay- TV subscribers in Zimbabwe would shoot up to 341,260 subscribers at the end of 2016, forecasts Dataxis, a global research firm. Pay- television market in Zimbabwe continues to be in its infancy and it is superseded by the strong growth of free-to-air television segment. According to Dataxis, there are over 149,200 pay-TV subscribers in [...]

Zimbabwe mourns low budget allocation for digitalisation process

Zimbabwes Parliamentary Portfolio committee on Information, Media and Broadcasting Services has said that the low budget levels allocated to the Information, Media and Broadcasting Services ministry would destroy the plans to migrate from analogue to digital platforms by June 2015. It means we are not prepared to meet the digitalisation programme, of which the consequences [...]

Multichoice BoxOffice launched in Zimbabwe

Pay-TV operator, Multichoice, launched its BoxOffice service to DStv subscribers in Zimbabwe. The pay-per view service allows subscribers with DStv Explora and HD PVR decoders to rent blockbuster movies for 48 hours. Subscribers who register for BoxOffice can rent any of the available titles for USD 2.50. DStv BoxOffice service is available in markets like [...]

Zimbabwe needs 3 million STBs

Zimbabwe will require at least three million set-top boxes (STB) to enable households to switch to digitalised content ahead of the global deadline of June 2015, the Information and Media Panel of Inquiry (IMPI) revealed. Diring the IMPI meeting, the government has also been urged to impose stiffer penalties on piracy and protect artists, and [...]

Zimbabwe to auction LTE spectrum to raise digital migration funds

The Zimbabwean government plans to auction long term evolution (LTE) spectrum to mobile operators in a desperate attempt to raise USD 173 million needed to complete the broadcast digitalisation before June 2015. The money would be utilised for migrating existing transmitters, buying new digital transmitters, migrating the studios at Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC), migrating monitoring [...]

Zimbabwe needs USD 173 million for digital migration

The Zimbabwean government needs USD 173 million to complete the digital migration process in the country, which will be spent on migrating existing transmitters, buying new digital transmitters, migrating the studios at Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC), migrating monitoring equipment for the regulator and putting in place new regulations for the licensing of the new digital [...]

SADC to host digital migration forum

Southern African Development Community (SADC) will host the 7th SADC Digital Broadcasting Migration Digital Forum in Botswana on June 9, 2014 to update on the implementation of digital migration in the region. The member countries will provide progress reports on their implementation status and discuss the challenges encountered in the efforts. The SADC Terrestrial Television [...]

MultiChoice warns Zimbabweans over illegal DStv viewing

African pay-TV provider, MultiChoice, has issued warnings to Zimbabweans who illegally buy South African DStv packages to watch channels not available in Zimbabwe. DStv Zimbabwe does not carry SABC 1, 2 or 3 so many Zimbabweans buy DStv South Africa smart-cards from dealers in South Africa and Zimbabwe to gain access to the SABC channels. [...]

Telecel offers mobile payments for Dstv Zimbabwe customers

Zimbabwean mobile operator, Telecel has signed an agreement with MuliChoice to allow its Telecash mobile wallet customers to pay subscription bills for DStv from their mobile phones. Nkosinathi Ncube, Telecel Zimbabwe mobile financial services director, said paying DStv subscriptions has never been easier. Telecash is well integrated with Dstv, which means the subscribers account will [...]

MultiChoice Swaziland, Zimbabwe raises DStv subscription fees

MultiChoice Zimbabwe and Swaziland will implement an annual price increase for DStv subscriptions from April 1, 2014 following the lead of DStv South Africa which hiked subscription prices early this week. The increases will be across six local bouquets including Premium, Extra, Compact, Family and Select. Phumi Drummond, GM at MultiChoice Swaziland said that [...]