Tag Archives: Zambia

Zambia spends USD 40,000 to draft digital migration policy

The Zambian government revealed that it spent over USD 40,000 to prepare the digital migration policy for the county which was launched in June this year to guide the countrys transition from analogue to digital broadcasting and meet the international deadline of June 2015. Deputy Minister of information and broadcasting Poniso Njeulu, said that the [...]

Zambia inks USD 9m digital migration deal with China

The Zambian government has awarded a USD 9,554,124.49 contract to Chinese firm, Star Software Technology Company Limited, for the supply, installation and commissioning of Phase I of the National Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting System in the country. The government had cancelled the initial tender of USD 220 million in September 2013 following advice from the Zambia [...]

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 [...]

ZNBC brings World Cup to Zambia

The Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) and MTN Zambia have signed a ZMW 450,000 (USD 63,829) sponsorship deal to broadcast the 2014 FIFA World Cup in the country. ZNBC Director of News and Current Affairs, Kenneth Maduma, said that the national broadcaster expects over 6 million viewership during the World Cup through this deal. With [...]

Zambia puts digital migration policy in place

The Zambian government launched the countrys digital migration policy aiming to provide guidelines for the establishment and operation of signal distributors and the implementation of a licensing framework ahead of the planned 2015 digital switch over. “The Digital Migration Policy will accelerate the migration and also provide a time frame and schedule of digital transition in order [...]

Star Software wins back Zambia’s digital migration tender

Chinese Star Software Technology has again won Zambias digital television migration tender that was cancelled in September 2013 after Zambia Public Procurement Authority cited irregularities in the process of awarding the USD 220 million contract. In October 2013, Zambias Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) had launched investigations into the cancelled tender for the supply, delivery and commissioning [...]

Muvi TV shifts to Eutelsat 7

Muvi Television, the Zambian terrestrial and satellite broadcaster, has shifted its DTH services from Intelsat 20 (68.5 degrees, East) to Eutelsat 7 Degrees East. The new satellite has given the company more capacity to offer extra channels and services on its bouquet. Muvi TV started offering two new channels from December 31, 2013, and now [...]

Zambia’s digital migration tender to be re-advertised

Zambias Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services has received permission to re-advertise the tender for its digital migration process. A contract worth USD 210 million was initially awarded to Chinas StarTimes Group in May this year, but cancelled in September after Zambia Public Procurement Authority cited irregularities in the process. The national task force on [...]

Zambia submits digital migration policy

Zambias Ministry of Information and Broadcasting services has submitted its final policy to meet the 2015 digital migration deadline set by the ITU following widespread consultation with stakeholders. It is the governments desire and expectation that production houses and entrepreneurs will take maximum advantage of the huge technology capacity that digital television production provides, said [...]

Revelation TV to be shown on CNTV

Zambian Christian broadcast station, Revelation TV, has signed a deal with Cable Satellite Corp Network Television (CNTV) to start broadcasting its service throughout Africa, the Far East, Europe and the US. Revelation TV proprietor, Stanford Chifitah, announced the launch in Lusaka on Monday after being granted rights by the South African arm of CNTV. CNTV [...]