Government says the country’s migration from analogue to digital television broadcasting is on course and on schedule.
Speaking during the signing ceremony of the digital migration contract with Star Software Technology Company Limited of China, in Lusaka today, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services Permanent Secretary Bert Mushala disclosed that the nine million, five hundred and fifty four thousand, one hundred and twenty four United States Dollars million contract is for the supply, delivery, installation and commissioning of phase 1 of the national digital terrestrial broadcasting system.
Mr. Mushala explains that the migration project will be under taken in three phases.
He adds that Zambia will ensure that it meets the international deadline as required by the International Telecommunications Union.
Mr. Mushala says government is funding the digital migration process as a demonstration of its commitment that the country moves with the rest of the world in embracing the digital television broadcasting technology.
He further states that with the approval of the policy on digital migration and the signing of the contract, government through the ministry of information and broadcasting services will scale up public sensitization on digital migration.
And Star Software Technology Chief Executive Officer for Eastern Africa Region, Dr. Ken Xie says the company will put up quality works and meet the deadline to help Zambia migrate with other countries from analogue to digital.