Works on digital migration impress Information PS

MINISTRY of Information and Broadcasting Services permanent secretary Godfrey Malama is impressed with work done to migrate the broadcasting platform from analogue to digital terrestrial on June 17.
And Mr Malama says Government has released K6.5 million to re-equip the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC).
Speaking when he inspected towers and solar equipment in Kafue yesterday, Mr Malama said he is satisfied that the first phase of the three digital migration phases had been successfully completed.
He said the first phase of the project has been done at a cost of K9.5 million.
“When we do the launch on June 17, we will be talking about completion of phase one of the digital migration project. Phase two will entail installation of equipment at all provincial centres where we are going to have broadcasting studios and phase three will cover all the remote parts of the country,” Mr Malama said.
He said the ministry is waiting for the completion of tender processes before rolling out phase two and three of the digital migration project.
He said Kafue is one of the 10 sites installed by Star Times, the contractor engaged to do the first phase of the digital migration project.
Mr Malama said he is particularly impressed with the 7.6 kilowatts solar power standby energy provided.
“If this is replicated in phase two and three, it is going to save us a lot of money,” he said.
Phase one involves the installation of transmitters along the line of rail.

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