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Television stations in Zambia

The first television station in Zambia was set up in Kitwe in 1961 and used to operate for two hours only, from 18:00 hours to 20:00 hours - Monday to Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, it operated from 18:00 hours to 21:00 hours. It was owned by the Rhodesia Television Limited (RTL), a private company based in Salisbury (Harare), Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). All programmes shown on the station were foreign. Today, Zambia now has a 24-hour television service which is provided by the public broadcaster and various private companies. Most television stations are commercial broadcasting enterprises which are structured in a variety of ways to generate revenue from television commercials.

Television in Zambia

With the public broadcaster Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) and various other private broadcasters, TV viewers have an expansive range of channels to choose from. Both the public and the private channels offer a full service including news and current affairs, series, movies, cartoons, sport, documentaries and music. As a viewer, you are guaranteed to have continuous access to detailed, accurate and comprehensive television viewing information, all day, every day.

One special characteristic of the TV landscape in Zambia is its dual system, which divides the market into public and private broadcasting. Zambia is home to some of the biggest TV stations by international comparison. They are committed to define how television will serve its audiences in the modern day. Broadcaster have already proven their position and importance in the industry by creating new and innovative uses of the medium. They also continue to develop and nurture the dream that brought Zambian TV into existence and are always looking for new opportunities and endeavours.

TV station combine distinctive content with nationwide broadcast distribution and cutting-edge digital technology. In every facet of the company, whether in producing local news, riveting original programming, or premier sporting events, TV stations engage and connect viewers with must-have content across every distribution platform.

For businesses, TV stations in Zambia provide out-of-the box marketing ideas that deliver clients results. Broadcasters love meeting with new clients and listening to their story. Once they have a good grasp on what they are all about, their creative minds go to work, they produce everything including commercials and shows.

Some of Zambia's television stations include:

Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC)

Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation is a Zambian state-owned television and radio station and is the oldest, widest and largest radio and television service provider in Zambia. Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation was established by an Act of Parliament in 1987, which was passed to transform the Zambia Broadcasting Services from being a Government Department under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services into a statutory body called the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation. This station aims to provide quality radio and television services throughout Zambia in order to encourage and promote cultural, social and economic development in Zambia.

MUVI Television

MUVI Television is the first private commercial television station in Zambia, established in 2002 and is managed by a competent team of dynamic Zambians. MUVI Television has been producing and promoting local television productions since its launch. This television station broadcasts a range of free-to-air channels including Africa TV, Emmanuel TV and Prism Africa across Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and Mozambique. MUVI Television offers a full range of programs, which consists of information, education, culture and entertainment. MUVI Television offers a wide range of programs, for both the young and old.

Prime Television

Prime Television is a wholly owned local television station registered under the company’s Act CAP 389 of the Laws of Zambia on the 24th September 2010. The station established full operations on the 25th January, 2013 within Lusaka Province. However, with a radius of 120 kilometers, Prime Television is able to cover Central Province up to Chibombo going North, Southern Province up to Mazabuka going South, Nagoma road block going West and Chongwe going East. This station has a variety of studio based programmes and a few recorded ones that run weekdays as well as movies ranging from local, African, American and European.

Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) Zambia

Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) Zambia is an affiliate of Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) America that is dedicated to delivering quality Christian programming to the people of Zambia. With an over 17 year history in the country, and a country wide coverage, we look forward to further televising our programmes for years to come. TBN in Zambia has a mission to redefine Christian television in Zambia and be the leading provider of credible Christian broadcasting, with an unrivaled selection of the best Zambian and international Christian ministry, lifestyle, music, youth shows, children.


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