Government makes significant progress on Digital migration

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Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services and Chief Government
Spokesperson kampamba Mulenga
Government says it has made significant progress towards the
full migration from analogue to digital television transmission
in the country.

Chief government spokesperson Kampamba Mulenga says government
is for this reason is making headways towards completing the
digital migration of TV and radio signal countrywide.

Speaking when she inspected works at the Zambia National
Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) transmission centre in Kasama
today, Ms Mulenga expressed happiness with the progress made by
the contractor at the site.

She says once the digital migration programme is completed,
poor television and radio signal in the country will come to an
end and in-turn improve access to information among the
citizenry.

Ms Mulenga, who is also Ministry of Information and
Broadcasting Services minister added that the digital migration
will also change the dynamics of the country’s public media.

Meanwhile, Ms Mulenga says her ministry will work tirelessly to
ensure that the printing press at the Zambia News and
Information Services (ZANIS) provincial office in Kasama is
operationalized.

The minister said it is unfortunate that the equipment at the
printing press has been lying idle since 2010 owing to some
technical challenges.

Ms Mulenga is on a tour of Northern Province to check on
operations of private radio stations and preparations for
digital migration in the region.

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