Zambia might not meet the June 17th, 2015 deadline to migrate to digital television broadcasting, Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Chishimba Kambwili has told Parliament today.
In a ministerial statement on the measures government is taking to improve the quality of broadcasting services in the country, Mr Kambwili says only towns along the line of rail will be able to migrate to digital broadcasting by the 17th June deadline.
Mr Kambwili says the remaining areas in the country will would have migrated to digital broadcasting by the end of the year.
And Mr Kambwili says the country currently has 78 radio stations and 13 television stations.
Mr Kambwili says government encourages the setting up of as many radio stations as a way of promoting the dissemination of information to the public.
He however states that government will not allow mediocrity by broadcasting stations which might set the country on fire.
Mr Kambwili has since urged broadcasting stations which have been cited for breaching their broadcasting license provisions by the Independent Broadcasting Authority to take remedial measures as advised by the IBA.