DSTV has enjoyed for many years of pocketing profits from Zimbabwe.and it seems it will continue to do so. Today, the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) has advised the public that the authority has not issued a licence to Kwese TV to operate in Zimbabwe.
The “licencing” of kwese via Dr Dish would have surely gone a long way in creating the much-needed competition in the television-broadcasting sector, which Zimbabweans all yearn for.
In a statement, BAZ CEO, Mr Obert Muganyura said in terms of the Broadcasting Services Act [chapter 12:06], no person shall provide a broadcasting service in Zimbabwe other than in accordance with a licence issued by BAZ.
He stated that the content distribution licence issued to Dr. Dish, which was specific to the provision of the My TV Africa Service, as declared by Dr. Dish in its application and stated in the terms and conditions of the licence, was cancelled by the authority for failure by Dr. Dish to provide service.
“BAZ therefore wishes to advise the public not to invest in a service that cannot be provided without a licence and warns anyone who may contemplate providing an unlicensed broadcasting service to acquaint themselves with the course of action that the authority is bound to take in terms of the law,” said Mr Maganyura.