Technology transfer boost for ZBC

By Oleen Ndori                    

THE Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation is continuing with its content and skills transfer offensive, with the latest support coming from the Islamic Republic of Iran.

This came out when ZBC this Tuesday hosted the Iranian Ambassador to Zimbabwe, His Excellency Abbas Navazani, who took time to explore studio facilities for an insight into the operations of the national broadcaster.

He expressed his country’s support to Zimbabwe in developing the broadcasting sector, at a time when ZBC is focusing on the production of quality content and skills transfer.

“I am here trying to strengthen our relations in political and economical fields. I am also trying to upgrade our relations in the field of TV and radio and moving forward we should have a very close relationship in the media field,” he said.

ZBC Chief Executive Officer, Ms Adelaide Chikunguru is convinced the partnership with Iran will provide a fertile ground for exchange of ideas, technology and content.

“The ZBC stands to benefit a lot from the relationship through technology transfer and skills training, so it’s a very important relationship for us. The ZBC is currently on a drive to digitise all its equipment and the Iranian Government has always assisted in that regard,” said Chikunguru.

Zimbabwe and Iran have historical relations in the areas of communication,mining and agriculture.

Zimbabwe and Iran have historic relations across communication, mining and agriculture sectors.