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Skyz Metro FM applies for TV license

by Mandla Ndlovu
28 May 2020 at 15:04hrs | Views
Fairtalk Communications, the proprietors of Skyz Metro FM (Bulawayo) and Breeze FM (Victoria Falls) have applied for a television license in response to a call for application the regulatory  Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ).

In a notice posted on newspapers, BAZ  announced that Fairtalk Communications had applied for the license in terms of Section 10 of the Broadcasting Services Act (Chapter 12:06).

The company is owned by Dr. Qhubani Moyo who is a member of the esteemed Lupane State University Council and veteran arts practitioner and founder of Amakhosi Cultural Centre Cont Mhlanga.

Recently, BAZ Chief Executive Officer Obert Muganyura announced that the deadline for the submission of applications has been extended to June 30 for television applicants and July 31 community radio stations applications.

BAZ intends to license six national commercial television stations, 10 community radio stations, and 19 campus radio stations for a 10-year period.

For television applications, the application fee is pegged at $42 500, the public inquiries cost is $127 500 while the annual licence fee is levied at $306 000.

Source - Byo24News