Binga Receives Digital Broadcasting Signal
The government says it has started distributing digital set-top boxes to Binga villagers for them to start receiving digitalised broadcasting transmission.
On Friday, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa handed 100 set-top boxes to government departments, the local authority, and traditional and political leaders.
Mutsvangwa said the government will prioritise areas that were historically marginalised without television services. She said:
I am happy to announce that the transmitter constructed at Nkalange here in Binga is now complete and is transmitting signal that will be picked up by the set-top boxes that we are going to distribute here today.
Already there are channels that can be scanned on these set-top boxes which include ZBC TV, ZBC News, Yadah TV, Jive TV and Christ TV.
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Chief Siansali and Siachilaba are some of those that received set-top boxes.
The government launched the digitalisation programme in 2015 in an effort to effect migration from analogue to digital terrestrial transmission (DTT).
To date, only 18 out of the targeted 48 digital transmitters are now complete.
DTT uses terrestrial towers to transmit the signal much like mobile network operator base stations and signals can be picked up by special antennas and set-top boxes.