Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services, Dora Siliya says she is pleased that the Digital Migration project has yielded positive results.
Speaking in Lusaka today during the handover of five Outside Broadcasting (OB)Vans to ZNBC Ms. Siliya said this will help improve picture and signal quality.
She said the move will allow all players to participate in the global transition of the digital World.
She stated that government has also shown commitment towards the advancement of digital migration through the improvement of infrastructure.
Ms. Siliya said the infrastructure development will give the people of Zambia an opportunity to know that Television is not just a privilege but a right.
She disclosed that the refurbishment of ZNBC and ZANIS studios have been completed with state of the art equipment installed.
Ms. Siliya has since challenged the two institutions to work on the business side of the project and its subsequent sustainability.
She hoped that with the new OB vans there will be improved execution of duty and signal so that viewers can also appreciate the shift in technology.
Ms. Siliya pointed out that the onus is on ZANIS and ZNBC to ensure that the industry grows so that there may be a win-win situation for all the players.
She said government has however continued to show its commitment towards the advancement of digital migration.
Speaking earlier, ZNBC Board Chairperson Mulenga Kapwepwe said she is confident that the OB Vans will be put to good use.
Ms. Kapwepwe said the Vans will open up a new dawn for the improvement of the digital migration programme.
She the two institutions should keep in mind that the media industry is currently quite competitive and requires a lot of efforts for good performance.