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of Zimbabwe's 1st TV - Zimbabwe's first independent television station
1st TV: Your Nation Your Station
July 17, 2013
first independent television station begins broadcasting at 6pm
on Friday 19th July, 2013. The 1st TV signal can be captured via
the Wiztech Free to Air satellite platform.
1st TV will provide impartial,
factual news to the people of Zimbabwe as well as broadcasting popular
films, soap operas and comedies.
The 1st TV team comprises
respected former ZBC producer-presenter, Temba Hove, Short Wave
Radio Africa's hard-hitting interviewer, Violet Gonda and executive
producer Andrew Chadwick.
Over the past seven years,
hundreds of thousands of Zimbabwean households have installed Wiztech
decoders, as they made clear their desire for quality, independent
information and entertainment.
With the recent loss
of SABC from the platform, Zimbabweans have once again been at the
mercy of the dire production standards and biased reporting of the
"33 years after
independence it is high time that the people get what they demand
and deserve in respect to their right to information and that is
the role that 1st TV will play", said Temba Hove.
"This exciting project
means that Zimbabweans will now have a station that not only broadcasts
to them but also will serve as a platform for all people to express
their views and to share information about what is happening in
their areas and in their lives", he added.
"We know that the
people want a service that is professional, that reports without
fear or favour and is responsive to their needs and that is 1st
TV", explained Harare resident Andrew Chadwick who has worked
for Sky News and as communications director in the Prime Minister's
office until 2011.
In addition to being
available via satellite, 1st TV will also have a strong presence
on social media which will allow Zimbabweans themselves to influence
and guide the growth and direction of the channel in terms of both
news and entertainment.
For more information:
(0)79 114 4450 or +27 (0)76 841 1036
Follow us on Twitter @1stTVZim
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