Gvt Grants Econet Broadcasting License

Government has granted the largest mobile service provider, Econet Media, a broadcasting license allowing the giant telecoms firm to offer web casting, content distribution and video on demand services.

“Take notice that Econet media has been awarded with a broadcasting service licence by the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe in terms of section 10 of the Broadcasting Services Act (Chapter 12:06),” said BAZ in a statement.

Econet is already running a satellite television channel, Kwese, which can be accessed on mobile phone.

These developments also come after the Government recently revealed that the country was going to have up to 24 television channels as it embraces new technology for its broadcasting spectrum, which will create employment.