Digital Television Era
Zambia will switch off all analogue television services in urban areas with effect from October 1 as the Southern African country moves to digital television, a senior government official said on June 29.
Minister of Information and Broadcasting Kampamba Mulenga has since directed Topstar Communication Co., a joint venture contracted to facilitate the migration from analogue to digital broadcasting, to enhance its marketing campaigns in all towns which will be affected by the analogue switch-off.
The minister revealed that the country was making steady progress toward migrating from analogue to digital television, and said analogue services will be switched off in all cities along rail lines.
The government is committed to ensuring that the whole country migrates from analogue to digital terrestrial television before the end of this year, she added.