Dig­i­tal Tele­vi­sion Era

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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.

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