Digital Migration Conference Stakeholders Oppose Single National Signal Carrier
By Editor - Thu Sep 20, 12:13 am
Stakeholders at the on-going consultative conference on Digital Migration in Lusaka have expressed concern over intentions by the National Taskforce on digital migration to recommend for a single national signal carrier to one institution.
MUVI Television representative at the conference Daddy Chitalu says if the move is allowed to go through, it has the potential to sabotage other stations programming.
Mr. Chitalu who is MUVI TV Technical Director has recommended that the taskforce on the digital migration consider introducing two multiplexer circuits which would include a government controlled and another for the private sector.
And MOBI Television Managing Director Francis Chapota said the consultative meeting was not genuine saying the conveners of the conference had a hidden agenda to allow the Zambia Nation Broadcasting Corporation –ZNBC- to be given the mantle of being the national signal carrier.
Meanwhile Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services Permanent Secretary, Amos Malupenga, revealed that government has already advertised the tender for the implementation of the digital terrestrial television migration.
The International Telecommunication Union–ITU-a United Nations agency, has set June 17th 2015, as the deadline for countries across the world to migrate from analogue to digital television broadcasting.