June 18, 2015 IBOMLLC Team

Zambia Broadcasters Join The Digital Broadcasting Bandwagon

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Zambia has become the latest country to comply with the directive from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). ITU set the international deadline of June 17, 2015, for countries that are still broadcasting via an analogue signal to adapt the digital terrestrial broadcasting.

Thanks to the digital migration, Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) will be the official signal carrier for other television stations operating in the country. ZNBC will also have an initial four channels dedicated to different content for viewers interested in watching news, parliament, sports and children programs.

The country’s Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services, Chishimba Kambwili assured Zambians they need not worry about being hit by TV blackout if their TV sets cannot receive digital signals. The country will be doing dual casting of both analogue and digital signals for the next six months thus giving Zambians enough time to buy digital TV sets or the set-top boxes.

The country will do the digital migration in phases, with the first phase beginning yesterday and expected to cover the railway line from Livingstone in the Southern Province to Chililabombwe in …read more

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