NEW: Govt makes strides in digitisation programme 

13 Oct, 2021 - 16:10 0 Views
NEW: Govt makes strides in digitisation programme 

The Sunday Mail

Online Reporter 

Government has made significant strides in its digitisation efforts as projects to transform the country’s broadcasting landscape from analogue to digital continue to progress.

Works on the Chimanimani Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV) project, which targeted upgrades and pilot home installations among other works, are complete and now await commissioning.

Addressing the post-Cabinet briefing on Tuesday, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said the Gokwe Digital Terrestrial Television project was also ready for launch.

She also highlighted that, under the Nyangani Community Radio Station Installation project, relevant works are at advanced stages of completion, and that the station will go on air soon.

“Eight community radio stations were licensed, bringing the total number of community radio stations licensed across the country so far to 14.

“In related language-based community broadcasting matters, equipment donated by UNICEF for the operationalisation of the Chimanimani Community Radio Station was handed over on September 27, 2021, and civil works for the station are underway,” she said.

Minister Mutsvangwa also said the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) Campus Radio Station Installation project is progressing well.

“The antenna system and transmitters were put in place and studio renovations and civil works for the installation proper of the campus radio station are on-going.”

 

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