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“Our service provides various selections of entertaining programmes such as soaps, inspirational church messages, comedies, educational shows, and documentaries,” says the mastermind behind it, former ZBC Programmes director Sylvester Tapfumaneyi.
“Zimdi TV has some of the most popular musical, drama and movie programmes
made to suit family taste. Our aim is to keep viewers in touch with home while away from Zimbabwe.”
They plan to air original programmes along with local and national client programming through individual contracts with agencies, independent distributors and programme producers.
Programmes are on a video-on-demand basis and will stay on the web for a week.
“Internet television is affordable and it is also a way of sharing and sending information from a central point to all nations using one programme,” explains Tapfumaneyi.
The programme line-up will include a current affairs programme, ‘Head-to-head’ featuring interviews with politicians and diplomats researched and presented by Thami Zhou.
“We believe in freedom of expression and will provide a balanced playing field for any political affiliation,” says Zhou. The line-up will also include Afro beat – music videos from all genres presented by Watson; Good News Music Ministry – a gospel music programme presented by Abigail; Around Us – outstanding personalities from our community and a Christian channel to cater for church organisations who can not afford to put programmes on satellite tv or cable tv station. – www.zimditv.com
Captions: Sylvester Tapfumaneyi.
An online broadcast service, Zimbabwe Diaspora TV, started in the UK last month. Zimdi TV broadcasts programmes in English, Sh