was yet to start the digitisation process.
February 2012

September 2012

November 2013

February 2014

October 2014

Television services introduced in Beitbridge, Victoria Falls and Plumtree
which had relied on South Africa, Botswana or Zambia broadcasts since
Independence. The transmitters set up in the areas are digital ready
equipment, although they currently operate on the analogue platform.
Transmitters were also set up in Mudzi and St Alberts.
The Standard on 2 September reported that the director of Urban
Communications in the Ministry of Media, Information and Publicity,
Retired Major Anywhere Mutambudzi, said although funding had been a
major constraint, government was working to comply with the
International Telecommunications Union deadline.
On 18 November, while touring Transmedia, Media Information and
Broadcasting Services, Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo said meeting
meeting the June 2015 digitisation deadline was a major priority for
Ministry of Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services,
permanent secretary Engineer Sam Kundishora, while giving oral
evidence to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Communication
Technology, Postal and Courier Services on 10 February, 2014 said the
likelihood of the country missing the deadline were high because of the
slow pace of the migration process. He noted the undercapitalization of
the sector in 2013 and 2014 despite the impending digitisation deadline.
The sector received less than it bid for the two years.
On 31 October 2014, MISA –Zimbabwe presented its research on the
Digital migration process in Zimbabwe at broadcasting conference held in
Harare. The report made recommendations relating to each of the critical
stages of the process which include policies and regulation, spectrum
planning and management and public awareness among others.
Among the resolutions made at the conference, stakeholders made the
following regarding the digital migration process in Zimbabwe:
1. Facilitate the accessibility of information to the public and
broadcasting stakeholders by all relevant authorities through
regular updates on Zimbabwe’s digital migration plans and
2. Recognise the importance of local content production in view of
digitisation by coming up with a clear and sustainable policy for
the sector.
Following the conference Copies of Zimbabwe Digital migration report
were submitted to the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting services
and Transmedia and an attempt was made to be a part of the public

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