Kwese TV a media subsidiary of Econet Global announced that customers can now subscribe to it whilst the regulator Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) advised to the public that they have NOT ISSUED license to Kwese TV to operate in Zimbabwe.
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 license issued by BAZ.
He stated that the content distribution license 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 license, 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 license 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