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Azam TV Licenced To Broadcast In Zimbabwe

Azam TV Licenced To Broadcast In Zimbabwe

The Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) has licensed Pan-African satellite television service provider Azam TV, which is expected to begin broadcasting by year-end.

The new service provider also plans to have the Zimpapers Television Network (ZTN) on its roster.

Currently, Multichoice’s DStv is the only satellite television service in Zimbabwe.

Azam Media chief finance officer Mr Kedanathrao Bedare told The Sunday Mail that they were planning to launch before Christmas. He said:

We are in the process of finalising our operational plan and structure.

We have done this in other countries, so setting up is not too complicated.

Once we are done setting up, we will determine the bouquet prices.

Azam TV already has a footprint in Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Kenya and Rwanda.

Its bouquets cover sport, entertainment, news, music and religious channels.

BAZ acting chief executive officer Engineer Mathias Chakanyuka said applications of this nature are open at the beginning of the year. He added:

We advertise formally for people to apply for licences.

Satellite television services do not require the limited spectrum resource, so we can have many.

As a regulator, the only thing we look at is the market. People should have options to choose from.

This comes amid intensifying calls for the government to implement media reforms.

Zimbabwe has one TV station, ZBCTV, which is state-controlled.

More: The Sunday Mail



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18 comments

Sçøfield 2 months ago

Hope haisi Zanu BC low

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Fidias Senior Mbokoto 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Yaa ndokuti DStv isadhure kana yava na competitor

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NHM 3 months ago

Ukaona yapiwa license ndeyavo.....kwese vaida iite zvavanoda ikaramba vakaitorea license

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Reggie 3 months ago

Let's wait and see what they have on offer

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Richard 3 months ago

Hope it's not like zbc

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Dr 3 months ago

Haaaa tanga takwara ne ZBC amana, can't wait 4 AZAM

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Jb 3 months ago

Hope haisi yezanu futi kana isiri toti wlcm

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MR DY👑🌹 3 months ago

hope it wont be lyk ZBCTV

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Maphosa 3 months ago

Zimbabwe needs more 5 independent c competitors

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Joy°¶ 3 months ago

🕵️ can't wait...

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Maposa 3 months ago

ZBC ndeye ZANU pamwe tinga zorore

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Maposa 3 months ago

ZBC ndeye ZANU pamwe tinga zorore

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Sound of Rain 3 months ago

Hope it will not end up like Kwese TV

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Sir 3 months ago

At least zbc inobhohwera pakunyanya kuburitsa zve zanu only

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Fungai kondo 3 months ago

Hats off to BAZ.Welcome on board AZAM

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Miles 3 months ago

It's a welcome development consumers will be spoiled for choice!

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Troj 3 months ago

I hope it will have cheaper boquets😀😀

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Ny 3 months ago

Thumps up.Waitin for u Azam

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