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Alba Iulia
Friday, July 3, 2020

Govt welcomes a new satellite network to focus on local content

General News Govt welcomes a new satellite network to focus on local content

Government has  welcomed the launch of Kwese, a new satellite network that will focus on broadcasting more of locally generated content.

Information and Broadcasting Services Minister and Chief Government Spokesperson Kampamba Mulenga said the launch of Kwese on the Zambian market will greatly contribute to promoting competition and the generation of local content.

“Government wishes to congratulate ECONET, the owners of Kwese for launching such a pay television that is premised at airing more of local content. We hope that the newly launched pay television will provide a platform for the dissemination of diverse information to the members of the public”, said Ms Mulenga.

She said this when Kwese management team paid a courtesy call  at her office today.

The Minister said Government wants to work with both the public and private media in developing the media industry and hopes ECONET would help grow the media industry.

ECONET regulatory, policy and Government affairs for Africa executive Zolile Ntukwana said Kwese will offer an array of programmes which will be affordable to ordinary Zambians.

Mr. Ntukwana commended Government for providing a conducive environment for private media investment.

He emphasised that Kwese would stick to the Zambian laws and uphold morality in their programming.

ECONET, through Kwese, would offer a subscription bouquet, apart from a free channel on the Topstar bouquet, and other services, including live streaming.


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  1. this is not new news LT. Didn’t you give us this news earlier? Better watch the catholics below than the Pente/UCZ type of dancing
    look at this pente dancing

    • Public Broadcasting with content on early childhood education in local languages is crucial. Create cartoons that will teach kids about protection of community assets for example.

  2. This silly woman has sold 60% of ZNBC shares to the Chines forgetting that they are other companies that use the selfsame facilities…its unbelievable that a govt can sell 60% of national stationto a foreign state company.

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