ZTN ready to launch its TV station after ZBC’s completing digital switch-over

Zimpapers Television Network (ZTN) which was last year awarded a broadcasting licence along with other five stations, has welcomed yesterday’s digital switch-over and is ready to roll out programming.

Speaking on the sidelines of the switch-over launch from analogue to digital television transmission (DTT) by Information, Publicity ad Broadcasting Services Minister, Monica Mutsvangwa in Magunje yesterday, Mr Deketeke was upbeat about the development.

Digital terrestrial television (DTT or DTTV) is a technology for terrestrial television in which land-based television stations broadcast television content by radio waves to TV sets in homes in a digital format.

DTT is a major technological advance over the previous analogue television and has largely replaced analogue which had been in common use since the middle of the 20th century.

Test broadcasts began in 1998 with the changeover to DTT, also known as Analogue Switchoff (ASO) or Digital Switchover (DSO), beginning in 2006 and is now complete in many countries.

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