Korean Embassy enhances collaboration with ZBC through television programmes

By ZBC Reporter

The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) has expressed gratitude to the Korean Embassy for facilitating the provision of content for ZBC TV in form of dramas, documentaries and animation.

During a handover ceremony of gifts for the “Pororo” Kids Drawing Contest from Korean broadcaster, Airing TV, the Ambassador of the Asian country to Zimbabwe, His Excellency DO Bong-Kae highlighted that his embassy will continue to enhance cooperation with the national broadcaster through various television programmes.

 Zimbabweans show interest in Korean productions like movies and dramas. Our embassy will continue to enhance cooperation between the two countries to ensure that content is provided, he said.

ZBC CEO Ms Adelaide Chikunguru indicated that the drawing contest is a welcome initiative which will motivate kids and young television viewers to stay glued to the TV and have an appreciation of Korean productions.

Pororo is popular among kids and the drawing contest is a welcome initiative which will motivate the kids more to stay glued to the screens. ZBC is committed to continue working with the Korean Embassy in Zimbabwe. On behalf of ZBC may I request further assistance in facilitation of other areas of cooperation such as the training of ZBC technical staff, exchange programmes with Korean broadcasters like Airing TV, said Chikunguru.

ZBC Children’s Programming Executive Producer, Miriam Jani, explained how kids can be part of the competition.

Pororo is an animation which airs on Mondays at 3pm. When kids watch Pororo, they can draw their favourite character and send the details on WhatsApp. That’s how they enter the competition which ends on the 5th of October. The competition is aimed at facilitating exchange programmes between ZBC TV and Korean broadcasters, explained Jani.

The Korean Embassy has facilitated content for ZBC TV in form of popular dramas like Jewel in the Korean Palace, The Good Doctor, Mother In law versus Daughter in law and Descendants of the Sun.

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