Monday, May 26, 2008

Even North Korean movie reviewers won't listen to these stations

I know you've been waiting for this announcement. Hope you enjoy it.

Zimbabwe's state-run radio stations are now streaming live on the internet, just months after state television also launched on JumpTV – a Dubai-based distributor of live international television and sports programmes over the Internet.

The country's four radio stations - Power FM, National FM, Radio Zimbabwe and SFM - all run by the state-owned Zimbabwe Broadcasting Holdings (ZBC), went live on the internet on October 12 [2007].

“The stations' programmes are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and form part of the Zimbabwe package on for US$10.95 per month,” JumpTV announced in a statement....

Would you pay to listen to Zimbabwe radio? Some might:

Millions of Zimbabweans have left the country, fleeing an unprecedented economic collapse and rising poverty. JumpTV officials are aiming to tap into that market, although media analysts believe many will subscribe simply for nostalgic purposes, pointing to the political bias of ZBC programmes.

Ya think?

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