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Zimpapers to launch TV network

by Staff reporter
09 Mar 2017 at 08:26hrs | Views

The government owned Zimpapers, the largest print media house in Zimbabwe, is preparing to launch a new TV network, Zimpapers Television Network.

According to TechZim, a promo posted on YouTube last week introduced what the network will be about - giving people what they want in TV content.

Talk of the launch of the station by the company has been going on for at least 2 years now. It's not clear (to us at least) exactly when they got the license, but effectively, the government will now have 2 companies that both do TV - the ailing Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation and now, Zimpapers.

Zimbabwe Newspapers (Zimpapers for short) is a government-owned newspaper publisher and commercial printer. It is the publisher of daily newspapers The Herald, The Chronicle, B-Metro and H-Metro. It has two Sunday newspapers, The Sunday Mail and The Sunday News. The company also publishes a provincial newspaper The Manica Post and has two newspapers in Shona and Ndebele namely; Kwayedza a Shona weekly in Harare and Umthunywa a weekly in Bulawayo. The company also owns a radio station, Star FM. Zimpapers also operates internet news websites named after the print titles. The majority owner of the Zimpapers is Zimbabwe Newspapers Pvt Ltd, which is owned by Zimbabwe Mass Media Trust a government owned Trust.

Source - techzim